Leadership Challenge Event

LCE Orientation

The Leadership Challenge Eventwill kick-off Thursday with a leadership orientation geared specifically toward regional high school students and college students from across the country. It will be a half-day introduction required of all participants who wish to compete in the simulated part of the event. 

The Leadership Introduction is comprised of invigorating and educational experiences that reflect our community and regional leaders. This introduction will provide a unique opportunity to all participants and allow them to experience leadership in a professional and applicative scenario.

This introduction is designed to give participants useful information and tools that they will not only explore, but that they can apply during the simulation the following day. It is designed to stimulate leadership students who wish to enhance and further develop their leadership skills and application.


Keynote Speaker for Thursday's Banquet: Munro Richardson

Munro Richardson

Munro Richardson is co-founder and CEO of LigoSphere, a Kansas City-based startup company focused on helping students succeed in college. Previously, Munro was co-founder and COO of myEDmatch, a recruitment and job matching start-up focused on the K-12 education market. Prior to his startup life, Munro was Vice President of Education at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. While at Kauffman he helped start the Kauffman Scholars college access program and the urban college prep Kauffman School. A Kansas City native, Munro has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas (where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa), master’s degrees from Harvard University and Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar), and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.