2024 Leadership Olathe Application

Application to Leadership Olathe is open to persons who have or are currently living, attending school or working in the Olathe area. Class participants are chosen by the Leadership Olathe Steering Committee based on the merits of the applicant and the information submitted in the following application. All candidates must have the full support of the organization or business, as Leadership Olathe requires a serious commitment of time and focus. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. In reviewing the applications, Leadership Olathe looks for potential participants who demonstrate the following criteria:

  • A commitment and motivation to serve the community.
  • A demonstrated background of community involvement or a sincere commitment to become involved.
  • A history of leadership or evidence of potential leadership in one’s career, organization, or community.
  • The ability to make the time commitment required by the program.

The Leadership Olathe investment is $1,200 for chamber members; $1,600 for non-chamber members. Limited scholarship funds are available for those in need who meet tuition assistance guidelines and criteria. The scholarship request form must be completed and submitted with the application to be considered for financial assistance. The scholarship request form can be found at www.olathe.org. Tuition includes meals, materials, meeting space and transportation when appropriate. In order to be considered for selection, all nominees must complete the following application. However, completing this application does not guarantee selection.   For this application to be deemed eligible, all questions must be answered and include appropriate designated signatures. In addition, you are required to submit two letters of recommendation with this application. This completed application must be received no later than Friday, November 10, 2023. Candidates will be announced by December 15, 2023. Please read all instructions carefully. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Hess at mhess@olathe.org.