Strategic Leaders Seize the Day

Strengthening minority leadership in Shawnee County, one strategic thinker at a time.

Leadership Classes

The Strategic Leadership Academy helps empower highly qualified people of color become more effective leaders in their professions and the community. During the intensive 10-month class, you’ll attend dynamic monthly sessions that feature leadership training exercises, discussions with local and state leaders, and much more.

Upcoming Classes

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Tomorrow’s Leadership

Take your leadership to the next level by applying to the Strategic Leadership Academy, the premier leadership training program for Shawnee County minority residents of color.

  • Build your leadership skills
  • Enhance your understanding of community issues
  • Take on leadership roles in your career and community

Ready to go? Apply for the next class!

Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity and support of our community sponsors:


We also are grateful to the following individuals for their unwavering support of our mission: 

Bill Cochran, chief of the Topeka Police Department 

Rep. Willie Dove, Kansas District 38 

Cody Foster, co-founder, Advisors Excel 

Mary Thomas, executive director, Community Resources Council 

How You Can Help

Ready to help us expand opportunities for minority leadership in the community? Here are two ways to help: 

Become a community sponsor.

Email us at to learn about sponsorship opportunities. 


Make a donation.

Please make your check payable to “Community Resources Council” and send it to: 

Strategic Leadership Academy  
455 SE Golf Park Blvd 
Topeka, KS 66605