The Journal, found online at klcjournal.com, is the nationally recognized magazine published by the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita. The publication focuses on highlighting important civic leadership issues in Kansas and beyond through in-depth reporting, investigative journalism and innovative writing, graphic design, photography, multimedia and public discussions. The Journal is nonpartisan. It seeks to educate and inform readers about issues from multiple perspectives and it does not engage in advocacy.
In 2019, The Journal received the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Local/Regional Magazine Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Award from the University of Kansas’ School of Journalism and the William Allen White Foundation.
The Kansas Leadership Center, publisher of The Journal, is a first-of-its-kind educational organization founded to foster leadership. for stronger, healthier and more prosperous communities in Kansas. Its programs and teachings present leadership as an activity available to anyone at any time. KLC offers training for organizations, teams and individuals as well as advanced programs for leadership development practitioners. It provides development grants for civically oriented organizations in Kansas, partners with local community leadership programs and offers customized trainings for the business sector. KLC hosts civic leadership forums and encourages Kansans to take active part in public life for the common good. It receives core funding from the Kansas Health Foundation.
The Journal is published by the Kansas Leadership Center, which receives core funding from the Kansas Health Foundation. You can view the latest publicly available financial statement for the Kansas Leadership Center here: 2016 KLC Form 990.
The print edition of the magazine is distributed quarterly to more than 8,000 across Kansas and beyond. Annual subscriptions are available here ($24.95 for four issues). Single issues available for $10 at Watermarkbooks.com.
To foster civic leadership for healthier Kansas communities.
To be the center of excellence for civic leadership development.
KANSAS LEADERSHIP CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ed O’Malley, Wichita (President & CEO)
Tracey Beverlin, Pratt
Ron Holt, Wichita
Karen Humphreys, Wichita
Mary Lou Jaramillo, Merriam
Susan Kang, Lawrence
Reggie Robinson, Topeka
Patrick Rossol-Allison, Seattle, Washington
Frank York, Ashland
DIRECTOR OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
ART DIRECTION + DESIGN
Sarah Caldwell Hancock
Lindsay Hanson Metcalf
Dawn Bormann Novascone
KANSAS LEADERSHIP CENTER
325 East Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67202