Leadership Newton

Leadership Newton is a program under the umbrella of the Chamber that exists to build up strong, future leaders who give back to our community through professional leadership, volunteerism, civic engagement, and other forms of service. The Leadership Newton program is lead by chair Scott Metzler, retired fire chief from Newton Fire/EMS, and is made up of other community leaders who give of their time to help create programs that accomplish the mission of the program. 


Leadership Newton Programs


Leadership Class

Once a year, the Leadership Newton Council hosts a 5-6 week leadership course for members of the community. This class is designed to introduce and dive into various principles of leadership that will help inspire and prepare students to take on new levels of leadership in our community.

Spring 2023 Leadership Class

The 2023 Spring Leadership class is scheduled on Wednesdays from 12:00 – 3:30 PM beginning April 5th and ending May 10th at the Mezzanine at Prairy Market and Deli. The cost to enroll is $250 per person for Chamber Members, and $350 per person for non-members, and the deadline to enroll is Wednesday, March 29th, 2023. Lunch for each class is included in the registration fee.

The facilitator for the Spring Leadership class is Scott Metzler. Retiring in 2019 as the Chief of the Newton Fire/EMS department, Metzler is a dedicated student of leadership and a sought-after speaker on practical leadership strategies.

*Notice: the 2023 Spring Leadership Class is full. If you would like to be added to the course waitlist, click the button below to register and select the “Waitlist Registration” option.*

Leadership Luncheons

At various times of year, we will organize a leadership luncheon. Members of the community are invited to attend, and participants have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers about their personal experiences and leadership styles. This is a great chance for citizens of Newton to gain exposure to new ideas and learn about leadership from real life, practical examples.

Some of our guest speakers from the past include Bill Snyder, Steve Dickie, Dr. Bardo, Scott Redler, and Jeff Fromm.

KLC Conference

Our leadership program also works to direct our community toward greater opportunities for leadership development. The Kansas Leadership Center offers great programs that encourage education, personal growth, and inspiration surrounding leadership. Our Chamber leadership development council stays in contact with representatives from KLC to keep our community involved in the programs they offer.

To learn more about the KLC, visit https://kansasleadershipcenter.org/