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New research finds leadership training contributes to more engaged workforce at nonprofit organizations

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Third Floor Research—the research partnership between the Kansas Leadership Center and Kansas State University’s Staley School of Leadership Studies—has released its first report which investigated the influence that a leadership development program had on employee leadership behaviors and organizational outcomes in a nonprofit organization.

The result: Widespread leadership development up and down the org chart contributes to a more engaged workforce in the nonprofit sector.

“From the front desk to the c-suite, it’s encouraging to see the difference leadership training can have on employees and the nonprofits where they work. With organizational missions expanding and workloads increasing throughout the sector, employees at all levels are taking on more, often with less support. These findings and recommendations can really make a difference on burnout across the board,” said Tim Steffensmeier, professor and director of the leadership communication doctoral program at the Staley School, and director of research at KLC.

Read more and view the full study here.

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