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Explore new strategies at the 2024 Community Leadership Programs Summit

Explore new strategies at the 2024 Community Leadership Programs Summit

Explore new strategies at the 2024 Community Leadership Programs Summit

Registration is now open for the popular leadership program, located this year at Kentucky State University and in partnership with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Frankfort, Ky.—

The University of Kentucky is excited to announce registration for the 2024 Community Leadership Programs Summit is now open. The event occurs May 22 at Kentucky State University’s Benson Research and Demonstration Farm in Frankfort from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.  

Throughout the day, leadership experts will address pressing topics currently facing community leaders. Additionally, the summit includes idea-sharing and networking opportunities. 

“The skills of listening, seeking shared understanding, collaborative problem-solving and shared decision making are not often taught,” said Daniel Kahl, associate director of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, part of the UK Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “Community leadership programs can create a deep bench of leaders who work together in the best interest of the community.” 

The summit features a special session led by Kim Scott, former Google and Apple executive. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author will discuss strategies for being an effective leader while maintaining empathy and compassion. 

The summit also features Anissa Starnes, who will teach that the greatest successes aren’t always achieved with a perfectly executed plan. She will also discuss the details of preparation and emphasize the importance of networking. 

“Many communities are waiting and hoping a strong leader will show up to guide them,” Kahl said. “Some are not waiting.  What is your community doing to cultivate leadership purposefully? The Kentucky Community Leadership Summit is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices to enhance community leadership.” 

Registration is $50 and includes access to all sessions, workshop materials and lunch. For attendees who wish to arrive the night before the conference, accommodations at the local Hampton Inn have been reserved at a reduced rate of $145 plus taxes. 

Prospective summit attendees are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Registration closes May 15. Visit for more summit information and registration.


The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Organization with respect to education and employment and authorization to provide research, education information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

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