The James R. Coffman Leadership Institute is a three-day, in-residence leadership development experience for K-State faculty and professional staff. Participants will be selected to attend the 2014 Coffman Leadership Institute in spring of 2014.
Since our inaugural institute in 2004, the campus-wide planning committee with the support of our sponsors has provided opportunities for:
- refreshing and developing leadership skills in a safe yet challenging environment
- networking while experiencing interdisciplinary cooperation for faculty and staff
- infusing Kansas State with more empowered faculty and staff leaders.
Participants have the opportunity to engage in a focused and in-depth adult learning experience aimed at leadership development. They're offered knowledge and skill-based learning modules that engage them cognitively as well as behaviorally.
Workshop sessions include
- inclusive leadership
- conflict resolution
- leadership style assessment
- change management
- team building
Participants have the opportunity to interact with other K-State professionals who want to make a difference at Kansas State University.
The Coffman Institute is sponsored by the Provost, Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Vice President for Student Life and the School of Leadership Studies.
There is no fee for participants.
How to apply:
Contact Deadline: March 1, 2014
Contact your dean, director or department head if you are interested in participating. Their nomination will serve as your application.
Nomination deadline: March 15, 2014
Deans, directors, and deparment heads submit email nominations to the School of Leadership Studies, Dorothy Smith at email@example.com. Email should include name, title, department, and email address of the individual(s) you wish to nominate.
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Interested participant has submitted his or her name to your office for nomination to this institute.
- Nominee is available to attend the institute in its entirety including overnight stays.
- Nominee should be willing and able to share their learning with department and colleagues.
- You may re-nominate individuals who did not receive an invitation to participate in previous James R. Coffman Leadership Institutes.
- Please do not nominate individuals who have previously attended a James R. Coffman Leadership Institute.
Institute Evaluation Results:
Over 90% of past participants reported that workshops were extremely effective to effective:
|“My expectations were pretty high, and you managed to surpass them.”|
|“The learning experience was fabulous!”|
“Very effective... well organized, meaningful sessions and activities.”
“I found it inspiring on many levels.”
|“The Coffman Leadership Institute was a great opportunity to be away from the office and focus on how to better myself, other people, and the university. I am still in contact with many of my fellow classmates who I would not have normally contacted or worked with prior to attending the Institute.”
–Kelli Cox, Planning and Analysis
|“The Coffman Leadership Institute is a great way to learn about your personal leadership abilities. It's also a lot of fun. You get to know people from all over the university and beyond.”
–Susan Wolf Berhow, K-State Foundation
|“For me the best thing about the Coffman Leadership Institute was that it led me to thoughtfully consider my leadership strengths and weaknesses and just what kind of leader I want to be. It is rare that one can find time to do that in the course of completing their everyday job responsibilities.”
–Kevin Gwinner, Department of Marketing
|“I felt quite fortunate to be able to participate in this very informative Institute and to experience first-hand the commitment the University has made to insure it has empowered and informed leadership at all levels of management.”
–Paul Lowe, Provost Office
Mary Anne Andrews
Mary Ellen Barkley
Andrea Bryant Gladin
E. Suzanne Hubele
Anita Leitz Kesler
Mary Lou Molt
Mary Sue Moore
Jolene Goodheart Peterson
Andrew Todd Smith
X. Susan Sun
Amy Rosine Underwood
Don Von Bergen
Contact the Institute Director:
Trisha C. Gott
School of Leadership Studies