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Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development

Programs and Projects

Functions of the Huck Boyd Institute:

  • Leadership Development - through the Kansas Leadership Forum, community development academies, Rural Engagement and Action Leadership program, and more
  • Rural Outreach - through presentations and facilitating community processes at the grass-roots community level, plus to and through state and national organizations
  • Community Coaching - research on community coaching, which is an emerging method of guiding communities through change processes to action steps in a collaborative and inclusive way
  • Kansas Profile - a weekly radio program and newspaper feature distributed statewide which features entrepreneurs and community leaders in rural Kansas so as to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation while building pride in our State