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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HandsOn Kansas State is pleased to once again, be working with Harvesters of Topeka to provide three mobile food distributions during the fall 2020 semester. The teams have worked hard to ensure a safe and efficient process for food pickup.
The following guidelines are a friendly reminder of how to ensure the best experience for everyone:
- Vehicles should plan to arrive after 3:30 p.m. to help ensure a start time of 4 p.m.
- Vehicles enter the pickup line at the Kimball Avenue entrance to parking lot C-1 and exit through the C-2 lot on to Denison.
- Volunteers will be posted to ensure vehicles enter and exit through the correct locations. A map is available below.
- Volunteers will wear masks and gloves, and practice social distancing.
- Volunteers will place food items directly into vehicles at three stations. New signs along the food line will indicate each station.
- Participants should plan to help open vehicle doors as needed and keep their car windows up while driving through the line if not wearing a mask inside their vehicle.
Though typically offered three times during K-State academic semester, additional distributions were added over the summer to meet the needs of the community. HandsOn Kansas State, Harvesters of Topeka and many volunteers were able to provide thousands of pounds of food to hundreds of residents during these events. Over the last five months, the number of community members served per distribution has doubled. With the help volunteers and participants to ensure these guidelines are met, the distributions can run smoothly and effectively so we can continue to serve the community.
Distributions this fall will take place Sept. 11, Oct. 9 and Nov. 13. Learn more.
HandsOn Kansas State, in conjunction with Harvesters Community Food Network of Topeka, will host three mobile food distributions during the fall 2020 semester. The events start at 4 p.m. in parking lot C-1 of the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex.
The mobile food distribution is open to all members of the K-State and Manhattan community with fresh fruits and vegetables offered at no cost, while supplies last. Details on event procedures, including a map of the area, are available here.
To adhere to health and safety guidelines, a limited number of volunteers will be managing the event, and will wear masks and gloves while practicing social distance. Participants may be asked to open and close their vehicle trunk or door. Volunteers will place food items directly into vehicles at three stations
Individuals who do not have a vehicle may walk over to pick up food. However, transportation back to their home will not be provided due to social distancing orders.
HandsOn Kansas State is a program housed within the Staley School of Leadership Studies that promotes civic learning and leadership through meaningful volunteer and service opportunities between campus and community. HandsOn strives to develop socially-responsible citizens, knowledgeably equipped for active participation. For more information or questions about the mobile food distribution contact HandsOn Kansas State at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The 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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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.
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, email@example.com
Tess Hobson, Staley School of Leadership Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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In response to community need, HandsOn Kansas State, in conjunction with Harvesters Community Food Network of Topeka, has scheduled a Mobile Food Distribution on Friday, Aug. 14. The event will start at 4 p.m. in parking lot C-1 of the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex, and will continue as long as supplies last.
The mobile food distribution is open to all members of the K-State and Manhattan community with fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce items offered at no cost.
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Sage Collins is a junior at Kansas State University. She is working on a major in agriculture economics, a secondary major in global food systems, a minor in leadership studies and a certificate in nonprofit leadership.
Sage is completing an internship this summer with the Kansas Soybean Association as part of the required credits for the nonprofit leadership certificate. Here, she reflects on the experience, and how it has combined her passions and academics to help her grow personally and professionally.
As a student interested in several different areas of study, I have been told many times to narrow down my passions, so I’m able to find a job after college. People told me there was no way to combine all my dreams and interests. Because of that thinking, I never imagined I would find a job that combines my passion for agriculture, nonprofit studies, and global food systems leadership, let alone an internship that would put me on my path to professional development. The summer of 2020 has been a very unexpected journey, but it has given me hope for my future career.
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