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The Kansas Leadership Center is engaging alumni by holding thoughtful conversations on tough issues. KLC needs your help to initiate these conversations across the state. Our goal is to have 100 conversations hosted by KLC alumni each year.

In 2017-18, the topic has been the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement. For 2018-19, the topic will be the relationships between Kansans and guns.

How does it work?

  • We are asking KLC alumni to host a small group gathering (4 to 8 people) in their community. This will follow a guided, small group process discussing our current selected topic, the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement.
  • To generate discussion, KLC has developed illustrations based on stories told by Kansans based on their experiences.
  • Don’t worry about your facilitation experience. This process was designed for anyone to use.
  • You can host a discussion with a group you are familiar with, or KLC can assist you in hosting a conversation by communicating to alumni in your area.

Why discuss issues?

  • We know tough issues require learning and diagnosis for individuals to make progress.
  • The process will help individuals practice the important skill of surfacing points of view that aren’t their own. Holding multiple points of views gives us more options to move forward.

How can you participate? Follow these three steps:

  • Invite a small group from your area to participate in the discussion. Groups of 4-8 are ideal.
  • Use the discussion guide and illustration to get the conversation going.
  • Let us know how it went. Please fill out this short survey.

Do you have questions or want more information? Contact Shaun Rojas at srojas@kansasleadershipcenter.org or 316-712-4958.

Download the 2017-18 discussion guide

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