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Program Information
Advance Kansas begins with a three-hour orientation session, followed by four full-day workshops spread over a four-month period. Workshops include classroom discussions, lectures, scenario analysis and other experiential learning tools that are designed to maximize interactions between participants and facilitate the development of productive relationships. Between workshop days, participants are encouraged to meet in teams to complete assignments and develop a community action project. The program culminates with each team's plenary presentation of their community action project.

  • Build leadership skills to support participants' efforts to address complex diversity issues within their own organizations and the community at large.
  • Facilitate the development and strengthening of productive relationships among program participants.
  • Catalyze a group of projects focused on addressing important needs in the community.
  • Begin building a community-of-interest committed to supporting diversity management throughout the state of Kansas.


Advance Kansas sessions are facilitated by Juan Johnson, President of Juan Johnson Consulting, LLC. Juan has been in this role since July 2006, after concluding an extraordinary 21 year career with the Coca-Cola Company where he served as the company's first ever Vice President for Diversity Strategy. Through Juan's work in diversity leadership and community building he has facilitated sessions with hundreds of leaders across a multitude of industries, in the process building a wealth of knowledge which he applies in his consulting and facilitation practice. Juan holds an MBA from Atlanta University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Contact Info

Name: Mary Moon
Location: Andover
Office: 5208S
Phone: 316.218.6338
Email: mmoon@butlercc.edu