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.

2024 Leadership Class

In today’s rapidly changing world, leadership development is perhaps the most important investment we can make in ourselves and in others. Leadership Newton brings together emerging and seasoned community leaders once a week for 6 weeks to explore real-world adaptive leadership challenges, to network with community stakeholders, and to think about leadership in new and exciting ways.

The 2024 Leadership Newton course will be taught by Scott Metzler.
Scott Metzler loves to share his passion for leadership with emerging leaders, established organizations, and everyone in between.

2024 Course Schedule and Details

  • March 28 – May 2
  • Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Kidron Bethel Village (3001 Ivy Dr., North Newton)
  • $250 for Chamber Members, $350 for non-Chamber Members
  • Lunch provided at each class

The 2024 Leadership class is full! If you are interested in joining the waitlist, register at the link below and select the “Waitlist Registration” option. Reach out to Pam Stevents at pam@newtonchamberks.org or 316-283-2560 with questions.

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/