Professional Development

YPW Announces Mission Wichita Class of 2019

Young Professionals of Wichita is eager to announce the class of 2019 of 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 Wichita, but…

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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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Join us at the KS YP Summit

April 21 & 22

Early-bird registration deadline extended to March 24 What is there to like about the month of April? The blooming trees? Fresh flowers and sunny days? Famous Kansas thunderstorms? How about it being the month the Kansas YP Summit is held? This is the first year…

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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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Ten Expenses You Probably Forgot to Budget For... But It’s Not Too Late!!

By Tim Brunson, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Maybe you’ve had that same sinking fiscal feeling as I have – I’m going along enjoying life, footloose and fancy-free….when it hits me:   Ugh, I have to go spend money!   Okay, so maybe that same dread doesn’t creep over you like it does…

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Work and Personal Life – The Balancing Act

By: Carly Farr, Ambassadors Action Team Member

If you take time for yourself in your personal life, you will focus more when you are at work and it will keep you from getting the dreaded burn-out. When you find yourself unhappy in your work life and/or your personal life, you need to…

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Board Placement Events Deliver Results

YPW Member joins Nonprofit Board

By Matt Kochenower, Cargill Meat Solutions Ambassadors Team Member YPW’s Board Placement program connects YPs interested in serving on nonprofit boards of directors with local nonprofits in need of a YP voice. Traniece Bruce, Pre-College Advisor at Wichita State University, attended the Board Placement 101…

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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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Soft Skills for Job Interviews

Advice from a Professional Recruiter

By Dacia Brown, Recruiter for Emprise Bank Leadership Link Team Member Let’s face it: most of us are not social extroverts. We all know the type- the individuals who have never met a stranger and feel comfortable in any new or awkward situation they get…

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How YPs can achieve work-life balance

Tips for a busy lifestyle

By Matt Kochenower, Cargill Meat Solutions Ambassadors Team Member Entering the professional world can be a challenging transition for young individuals. Working 40 hours per week (sometimes more) is nothing short of a 180-degree turn from the college lifestyle. It’s not until we enter the…

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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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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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YPW Professional Development Series Feat. Todd Ramsey

Todd Ramsey, with the Greteman Group, spoke to an audience of 30 about the new media options that are creating incredible opportunities for organizations that are willing to engage and, more importantly, enter into relationships with their customers. You can find a snippet of his…

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Professional Development Series

Estate Planning

The topic for the latest Professional Development Series was Estate Planning presented by Richard C. Stevens of Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, LLC. The attendees learned the ins and outs of wills & trusts, guardian & conservatorships, and the various taxes that you can…

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You've got time

Trust me

by YPW Team Member I’m too busy. I don’t have enough free time. I don’t want to miss my favorite show. Blah. You have plenty of time to get involved in YPW, Visioneering, or any other organization that will advance your career. Trust me. As…

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Rock your next presentation

by Ryan Cole, YPW Member Rocking your next presentation, or any presentation for that matter, will be one of the most important things you do all year. How you do it will set the tone for your future. Are you prepared? Do you know your…

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Job Security Article

A new goal of mine is to pass along interesting articles/blog posts I come across. This one is from regarding job security. Ryan Healy writes about Gen Y wanting employability, and I have to agree with that. What do you think?

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Be uncomfortable for ten seconds!

by a YPW Team Member Come to a YPW Event and meet people just like you!   As an entrepreneur, part of what I do building my business is to take those awkward steps approaching somebody or calling somebody that I’ve never met. I’m sure…

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Welcome to W

Same mission. New name. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now W. Join us as we move forward into our next chapter of building tomorrow’s leaders today.