Leadership Development

YPW announces 2019 Leadership Academy class

Twenty-six area young professionals have been selected to participate in the 2019 Young Professionals of Wichita’s 9th Leadership Academy class. This is a leadership development program for young professionals who are interested in growing their leadership capabilities. These talented individuals were nominated to participate in…

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Founders' Day 2019

Founders' Day 2019

YPW IS SEARCHING FOR THE BRIGHTEST, MOST CREATIVE TO PLAN FOUNDERS’ DAY! Do you have a passion for event planning and overall FUN?! This might be a great opportunity for you! Young Professionals of Wichita is looking for volunteers to help with the planning of…

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Hello and Goodbye

An Interns Journey through YPW

Hello, and Goodbye? This may seem a little backwards, considering it is my first and final blog post, but please, let me first introduce myself. My name is Dara Quastad and I am the Marketing and Communications Intern with Young Professionals of Wichita. Since January,…

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YPW Announces Inaugural Mission Wichita Class of 2018

Young Professionals of Wichita is eager to announce the inaugural class of 2018 for Mission Wichita. Mission Wichita is a program designed to establish relationships between young high achieving Airmen and young professionals. These types of connections not only drive economic growth and pride in…

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YPW announces 2018 Leadership Academy class

Twenty-five area young professionals have been selected to participate in the 2018 Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for young professionals who are interested in growing their leadership capabilities. Leadership Academy participants were nominated for the class by members of…

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YPW announces 2017 Leadership Academy class

Twenty-five area young professionals have been selected to participate in the 2017 Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for young professionals who are interested in growing their leadership capabilities. Leadership Academy participants were nominated for the class by members of…

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YPW Leadership Academy Nomination Process Now Open

Nominate a YP Leader Today

Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Leadership Academy class. In its seventh year as a program of the YP-focused organization, the Leadership Academy provides an opportunity for early and mid-career individuals to enhance their organizational and community leadership skills,…

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Young Professionals of Wichita Announces Group Mentoring Protégés

Press Release

Wichita, Kan. – Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) announces 30 young professionals that were chosen to participate in the first class of the Group Mentoring Program. The program provides connections to key leaders who can be professional mentors and strengthens YPs’ professional connections with a…

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YPs Mentorship Desire Met By New Young Professionals of Wichita Program

The future growth of Wichita depends on developing and retaining the next generation of Wichitans. As James Chung commented in the recent “Focus Forward” meetings, Wichita needs a “young, educated workforce” in order to succeed. Our community has done a great job educating the next…

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Cocktails and Creativity: YPW’s Third ServeUp Project

ServeUp’s volunteer team mixes it up with the year’s first volunteer project

The Event When: March 8, 6:00 p.m. Where: Gianni Bacci’s Who: Arts Partners You like cocktails, you like being creative, and you like a good cause, making Shaken: Mixology 101 the perfect event for you. Gianni Bacci’s will be hosting the event, where you’ll be…

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Equipping Young Leaders

YPW LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

Each year we accept 25 talented and dynamic young professionals into our Leadership Academy class. The participants engage in six weekly sessions with interactive exercises, issue exploration, self-assessment and in-depth conversations with Wichita’s top community and business leaders. YPW Leadership Academy educates YPs on their…

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YPW Success Story: Crystal Hough

2008 & 2009 YPW CHAIR

As YPW celebrates 10 years of uniting young professionals in 2015 we’re taking a look into the success stories our past board of trustees chairs. What is a YPW success story? It varies, depending on the individuals’ initial reasons for involvement! Read more from our 2008 &…

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YPW Member reconnects with Wichita

Leadership Academy provides outlet for connection

By Aaron Bushell, Bank of the West 2014 Leadership Academy Class Member I was honored to be selected for the 2014 Young Professionals of Wichita Leadership Academy program.  Having recently returned to my hometown after living out of state for a few years, I saw…

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Leading via involvement

The Leadership Link Action Team

By Matt Kochenower, Cargill Meat Solutions Ambassadors Team Member The Leadership Link action team develops strategies to promote leadership opportunities and education for young professionals. They do this through four subcommittees that plan events aimed at leadership and professional development for YPs. Board Placement: Connects…

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I'm on a nonprofit board

Now What?

By Matt Kochenower, Cargill Meat Solutions Ambassadors Team Member Joining a nonprofit board is an exciting and rewarding experience — it can also be an intimidating one for young professionals. You might ask yourself, “What am I supposed to be doing? Is my opinion really…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Prep for Board Placement Program

By Matt Kochenower, Armstrong Chamberlin Ambassadors Action Team Member YPW hosts a Board Placement program comprised of two parts – Board Placement 101 and Speed Networking.  The program is an opportunity for YPs to learn more about the benefits and responsibilities associated with serving on…

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Announcing the Emerging Leaders Program

Visioneering Wichita welcomes YPW members to apply for City-to-City Trip

In an effort to reach out to young community leaders, Visioneering Wichita is continuing the Emerging Leaders Program for individuals between the ages of 25 and 39 years old. The Emerging Leaders Program is a scholarship opportunity for young professionals to be involved in Visioneering…

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Introducing a New YPW Program

The YPW Leadership Academy

YPW Leadership Academy is a leadership development program targeted at YPW members who are interested in growing their leadership capabilities. The course offers both professional development and community connections providing opportunities to advance in your career and in the community. Six bi-weekly sessions feature interactive…

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Congratulations to the 2010 Leadership Wichita Class

YPW members included in group

Congratulations to the following YPW Members that were chosen to participate in the 2010 Leadership Wichita class, a leadership training program presented by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. Click here to learn more about the program and to see the full class list. Brandon…

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New Board Specifically for YPs

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas

The Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas is starting a Young Executive Board and are inviting YPs to be a part of it. The Boys & Girls Clubs Young Executive Board is a chance for younger members of the community to give back…

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Visioneering City to City Trip

Louisville, KY

In an effort to reach out to young community leaders, Visioneering Wichita is launching the Emerging Leaders Program for individuals between the ages of 25 and 39 years old. The Emerging Leaders Program is a scholarship opportunity for young professionals to be involved in Visioneering…

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2010 KCLI Facilitators Workshop

Learn to be a better community facilitator

The Kansas Leadership Center is offering a unique and exciting opportunity to improve your facilitation skills. The Kansas Community Leadership Initiative (KCLI) Facilitators Workshop has been designed to increase the facilitation effectiveness of community leadership program facilitators. The KCLI Workshop will benefit anyone regardless of…

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Leadership Elite Invitation

For YPW Members

YPW Members are invited to participate in Leadership Elite. Through interactive learning using real-world dilemmas, small group exercises, active discussion and networking, Leadership ELITE emphasizes practical approaches to the key qualities and essential skills for effective leadership. Leadership ELITE will help you build and maintain…

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Wichita Metro Chamber Selects 2009 Leadership Wichita Class

Congrats to YPW member participants

Twenty-four Wichita area citizens have been chosen to participate in the 2009 Leadership Wichita class, a leadership training program presented by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Wichita participants are identified through a nomination process followed by submission of a formal application to the…

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