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Leadership Seminar

Mary Molt
Housing and Dining Services
College of Human Ecology

Ron Wilson
Huck Boyd Nat'l Institute for Rural Development

Debbie Hagenmaier, Seminar Coordinator
K-State Global Campus

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2016 Seminar

March 23, 2016, K-State Student Union

“Overcoming Leaderstress: Leading from Where You Are” is this year's seminar theme and reflects the belief that everyone is a leader, regardless of title or position. Everyone encounters daily opportunities for leadership in the workplace. Stress is an unavoidable, inevitable aspect of leadership. Managed properly, stress can be positive, productive and lead to personal and professional fulfillment and accomplishment. Managed ineffectively, stress can result in fatigue, burnout, conflict, chaos, and lack of career or personal satisfaction. We are excited that this year’s seminar focus on work-life balance addresses this critical issue affecting everyone in the workplace. 

This year's lineup of keynote and breakout session presenters will share effective, hands-on strategies for recognizing and managing stress.

Keynote Speakers

  • Timothy Hatfield, professor emeritus from Winona State University, will address ways to successfully manage stress while remaining true to yourself.
  • Frank Tracz, professor of music and director of bands at Kansas State University, will present the luncheon address on moments that define great leadership.
  • JoAnn Owens-Nauslar, health and wellness expert and a former educator and administrator, will focus her presentation on tying together meaningful movement, brain development and leadership skills.

Breakout Session Speakers

  • Tim Hatfield, seminar keynote presenter, will facilitate a straightforward structured activity to help participants reflect on their core beliefs as a means of promoting stress prevention and healthy coping.
  • Stephanie Bannister, associate director of student living at K-State Housing and Dining Services, will explore with participants a mindset of energy management in the workplace and unpack how to thrive in a fast-paced world.
  • Fred Guzek, K-State Faculty Senate president and professor at Kansas State Polytechnic, will focus on building relationships from an entrepreneurial mindset and how both are connected to leadership.
  • Al Davis, president and director of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program, will share tips on how to renew your passion and avoid burnout in the workplace.
The K-State Leadership Seminar gives participants:
  • practical, hands-on information and tools
  • best practices for effective leadership
  • inspiration to exercise leadership when it really counts
  • an idea of where to go for additional leadership resources
  • a connection to others who are working to grow their leadership skills