Emerging Leaders


The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association proudly announces our Emerging Leaders and consisting of the following five guiding principles:

Guiding Principals for your Development:

  1. Individual 

  2. Team

  3. Organization

  4. “The Business”

  5. Networking

Session Overview:

* Each session starts on a Tuesday at noon and ends on Thursday at noon. (1/2 day, full day, 1/2 day)

* Participant travels Tuesday morning arriving at location for informal networking lunch and greeted by program staff and host company.

* Day 1 - Opening session starts at 12pm with lunch followed by leadership trainer until around 5:00 p.m. We conclude the day with a dinner that night in a social setting ideal for networking, and relationship building and your enjoyment.  

* Day 2 - We begin the morning with breakfast followed by continued classroom leadership training and lunch. Following lunch, we travel to an aggregate facility for a quarry tour and learn about the operations. We conclude the tour with a debrief and recap of the day. We return to the hotel following the tour. We conclude the day with a dinner that will include an outside speaker.

* Day 3 - The closing session will provide a morning wrap-up with training/speaker and concluding with a box lunch. Travel home that afternoon.

Each Session will include the following components:

1. Technical (facility tour/subject matter expert), safety discussion at the facility)

2. Self-development (individual, team, organization)

3. Networking (with local industry leadership).

4. Political (get to know your local politicians/advocate on our industry's behalf)

What can each Leadership participant expect:

  • Thorough debrief after each session - What did we learn?
  • Our Emerging Leaders consultant/coach Greg Coker, will provide one-on-one coaching during interim (between each session). If the attendee should need more coaching on a specific subject, Greg Coker will be available to provide further assistance throughout the duration of the program.
  • Reading material between each session. Each participant will be required to do some homework between each session which will assist in better understanding the previous session and/or help better understand what will take place during the next session. 

Duration of Program:

Session One: Louisville - Tuesday, October 17 - Thursday, October 19 at The Brown Hotel

Day 1 - 1/2 Day
  • Arrive at noon: Lunch
  • Session starts at 1pm with general overview of the Emerging Leader Program
  • Theme of afternoon session will be “Getting to know each other.” 
  • Participant Introductions 
  • Stages of Team Growth
  • The Appreciation of Differences (Social Style Model)
  • Break-Outs/Debrief
  • Day 1 debrief
  • Adjourn at approximately 5pm
  • Dinner/Activities downtown Louisville 
Day 2: - Full Day
  • Breakfast at The Brown
  • Speaker (Sen. Morgan McGarvey) 
  • Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose
  • Management & Leadership 
  • Culture 
  • Engagement 
  • Lunch at The Brown
  • Travel to Nugent Sand Company for quarry tour
  • Day 2 debrief
  • Dinner
  • Speaker: Bill Samuels 
Day 3: - Half Day
  • Breakfast at The Brown
  • Speaker: Lyle Donan
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Session one debrief
  • Next steps/reading assignment 
  • Preview Session two
  • Lunch at The Brown - Adjourn

Session Two: West Kentucky - Tuesday, December 12 - Thursday, December 14. -

Hotel Location: Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront

Quarry Tour: Vulcan Materials - Grand Rivers Quarry, Grand Rivers, KY

Session Three: Frankfort Tuesday, March 13 - Thursday, March 15.

Hotel: TBA

Quarry Tour: Harrod Concrete & Stone (Underground Quarry), Frankfort, KY 

Session Four: East Kentucky Tuesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 17.

Hotel: TBA

Quarry Tour: Mountain Enterprise, Pine Mountain Stone, Jenkins, KY

Session Five: Northern Kentucky at KCSA Summer Meeting July 12-14th (Combined with Annual Meeting).

Hotel: Marriott River Center, Covington, KY 

Application Process/How to Apply: - Closed!

The participants for the Kentucky Crushed Stone Emerging Leaders class of 2017-2018 will be selected upon the conclusion of the application deadline. The application deadline is close of business, Friday, September 8, 2017.

Please check back Spring of 2018 for the application window for the 2018/2019 Class.

When applying, please take your time and be as thorough and thoughtful in your answers as possible. No incomplete applications (including those with missing references) will be considered.

Your Investment:

The tuition for the 2017 -2018 Leadership Kentucky Crushed Stone program is $3,000.00 per individual.

The tuition does not include lodging and/or transportation to/from program sessions.

Once the class has been identified, we will work with each participant on billing for tuition.