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Leadership webinars open to all during Spirit of Leadership

Spirit of Leadership | Spirit of Giving 2020

The 2020 Spirit of Leadership will be fully virtual – including live sessions on leadership education, wellbeing, group reunions and more. The Staley School of Leadership Studies invites all K-State alumni, students, faculty, friends and the public to participate in these leadership webinars Nov. 9-12.

The Spirit of Leadership event has typically been an in-person gathering and celebration. For our tenth anniversary event, we are expanding the opportunity for participants to engage in a variety of leadership webinars hosted by our faculty, students, alumni and partners. This is a great opportunity to see what the Staley School has to offer and sharpen some of your leadership skills.

View all session topics, hosts and dates, and sign up today. We are looking forward to providing a first-class learning experience for participants and many opportunities for alumni and friends to reconnect.

Though you can register right up until the day before a session, participants who register for sessions by Nov. 1, will receive a welcome packet in the mail. The packet will include a custom coaster to use while you join our sessions, a postcard project and some Staley School swag.

Register for session on the Spirit of Leadership website.

The Staley School programs and academics help students build community and develop leadership skills. Help us continue to provide the best for our students by joining us in the Spirit of Giving and support Staley School students in their leadership journey.

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Congratulations to the third Cargill Fellows cohort

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University, in partnership with Cargill, has selected 21 students as the third cohort of Cargill Fellows.

Cargill Fellows - cultivating leadershipThe Cargill Fellows program at K-State creates a supportive environment to prepare and empower students to exercise leadership in their communities and global workplaces. Fellows are students in the College of Agriculture, College of Business Administration and the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering with interest in professions that help nourish the world.

The program provides students with a yearlong leadership development experience and the preparation to begin their career with a unique advantage beyond their technical preparation. Their exposure to and practice with skills such as adapting to change, engaging in diverse environments, and critical thinking will cultivate professional competencies that will prepare them for a successful launch into the industry.

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Sign up to be a small group facilitator for Wildcat Dialogues

Wildcat Dialogues is an intercultural leadership experience designed for first-year students. Facilitators of the event will introduce tools students can use to engage in meaningful dialogues across difference and create communities of belonging at K-State. My story, your story, our story. Wildcat Dialogues.

The event will look a little different this year! Wildcat Dialogues will take place virtually via Zoom on Monday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. Students will be placed in small groups of approximately 10 to engage in dialogue, led by a facilitator. We are looking for small group facilitators to guide groups. We need you to help first-year students connect with each other, share their stories, and engage in meaningful dialogue.

How can you join us? As a small group facilitator you will:

  • Guide students in a dialogue to help them develop skills in intercultural leadership
  • Actively contribute to the university in its mission to create a campus culture of belonging for all students
  • Develop your own ability to facilitate meaningful dialogue around difficult topics

All facilitators will receive training on intercultural learning and small group facilitation, as well as detailed information on the program and plan for Wildcat Dialogues at one of the following training sessions.

  • 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9
  • 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10
  • 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14
  • 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15
  • 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17

All facilitators will receive a Wildcat Dialogues T-shirt and face mask!

Are you ready to serve as a small group facilitator? Sign up by Friday, Sept. 11.

Have questions or want to know more? Reach out to us:
Tamara Bauer, Staley School of Leadership Studies, tamara@ksu.edu
Tess Hobson, Staley School of Leadership Studies, tess3@ksu.edu 

You can also check out the FAQs about the event here.

Wildcat Dialogues is coordinated by the Staley School of Leadership Studies in partnership with Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs and a large committee representing students, faculty and staff. This collaboration represents K-State’s commitment to create a culture of belonging for all in our community.

All first-year students: Join us Sept. 21 for Wildcat Dialogues

My story, your story, our story. Wildcat Dialogues.Are you in your first year at K-State? Join us for a K-State tradition: Wildcat Dialogues.

Mark your calendars for 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21! Wildcat Dialogues is an intercultural learning and leadership event designed for all first-year K-State students. This evening provides an opportunity for meaningful dialogue and building connections, as we work to create a community of belonging for all.

During Wildcat Dialogues, you will:

  • Learn how to create communities of belonging
  • Build cross-cultural relationships through meaningful dialogue
  • Engage in active listening, empathy and perspective-taking
  • Build a skillset to understand cultural differences and similarities

The event will take place virtually via Zoom, and you will be in groups of approximately ten students, led by a small group facilitator. Facilitators are trained students, faculty, staff and community members. Sign up to be a facilitator here.

RSVP for the event by Monday, Sept. 14 and receive a free Wildcat Dialogues face mask!

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