Leadership Kentucky Crushed Stone

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2018-2019 Leadership KCS overview and highlights.

2017-2018 Leadership KCS overview and highlights.


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 Wednesday at noon and ends on Friday 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. 

Application Process/How to Apply:

The online application will be open for the 2020-2021 Leadership Kentucky Crushed Stone class in mid-March. 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 2020 -2021 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.


Here is an overview of the program with the details for session one.

Duration of Program:

Session One: Leadership & Management

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 hotel
  • Guest Speaker: TBA
  • Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose
  • Management & Leadership 
  • Culture 
  • Engagement 
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • Quarry tour
  • Day 2 debrief
  • Dinner
  • Guest Speaker: TBA
Day 3: - Half Day
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Speaker: TBA
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Session one debrief
  • Next steps/reading assignment 
  • Preview Session two
  • Lunch at the hotal - Adjourn


Session Two: Finance

Hotel Location: Northern Kentucky 

Daily Schedule: Similar to first session

Quarry Tour: TBA


Session Three: Legislative and Policy

Hotel: Lexington/Frankfort

Daily Schedule: Similar to first session

Quarry Tour: TBA


Session Four:  Strategic Planning, Work/Life Balance, Negotiation

Hotel: Hopkinsville, KY

Daily Schedule: Similar to first session

Quarry Tour: TBA


Graduation: KCSA Summer Meeting - Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN - July 9-10