Thrive Excelsior's Citizen Leadership Academy pilot program cohort

Now Accepting Applications for Citizens Leadership Academy

Thrive Excelsior's Citizens Leadership Academy accepting applications

Over the past year there has been a group of citizens testing out a new opportunity for Excelsior Springs citizens and those working here. The Thrive Excelsior Citizens Leadership Academy is designed to help participants understand local systems of government, health and wellness, education, housing and the economy, as well as strengthen their individual leadership skills. It’s meant to be a learning component for those who are seeking leadership roles within the community.

The Citizens Leadership Academy kicks off in February and is open to the public, for its first full cohort. This 7-session interactive experience is designed for new and seasoned community leaders! Thrive Excelsior will allow you to participate in community field trips and learn from community leaders on a wide range of important topics. Citizens are encouraged to consider participating and sharing with their organizations and colleagues. Space is limited, so learn more and . Applications are due by January 31, 2023.

Thrive Excelsior’s Citizens Leadership Academy FAQ’s

What is Thrive Excelsior?

Thrive Excelsior is a community coalition seeking to increase the quality of life and life span in Excelsior Springs. It derives from the City of Excelsior Springs’ Communities of Excellent Assessment and Recognition Program. Excelsior Springs has been awarded as the first community in the nation to receive silver recognition through the program. This is the highest level awarded through the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Communities of Excellence 2026, that hosts a national learning collaborative of communities across the country, trains communities in a Baldrige-based Communities of Excellence Framework.

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