Leadership Workshop Series

The leadership workshop series has been created based on the feedback of the 2013 student organization needs survey. The seven workshops are designed to help strengthen your student organization and equip the leaders of organizations with the skills and strategies needed to build strong organizations.

Every workshop is being offered twice. The first offering is on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and the second on the following Wednesday, at 4 p.m. The same material will be presented at both workshops, so your organization can choose to attend the most convenient time for officers and members to attend.

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Recruiting and Retaining Members

March 4, 6 to 7 p.m., Leadership Studies Building 126
March 5, 4 to 5 p.m., Leadership Studies Building 127

The university encourages students to get involved in campus organizations, so this workshop will provide ways for student leaders to recruit potential members to the organization. The speaker(s) will address ways to pitch organizations to students as well as other recruitment strategies such as flyers, social media, and activities carnival booths.   Furthermore, the workshop will address ways to encourage active participation amongst all members and unique ways to engage students in the organization. Hear from our experts in K-State's New Student Services, Panhellenic Council, and the college of agriculture.


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Officers in Training

March 11, 6 to 7 p.m., Leadership Studies Building 126
March 12, 4 to 5 p.m., Leadership Studies Building 127

This workshop will focus on providing student organization officer team with the necessary tools and skills to be most effective in their positions. The survey sent out to student leaders asked follow-up questions for each office to determine what leaders of student organizations would like their officers to know. Speakers for each specific office will discuss what the general duties are of that particular office, as well as specific requests from the survey. For example, the president workshop will cover delegation and conflict resolution while the secretaries will discuss effective note taking and strategies for disseminating information. 

The vision for this workshop is that the first half will be spent with each leadership team as a whole, recognizing that the communication of a whole team is vital for the success of the organization. From there, the workshop will break down into specific offices for further training.


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Creating Cohesiveness

March 25, 6 to 7 p.m., Leadership Studies Building 126
March 26, 4 to 5 p.m., Leadership Studies Building 127

This workshop will address ways to increase connectedness of members within student organizations, addressing issues such as trust and vulnerability, as well as inclusion and purpose—encouraging members to attach themselves to the group and be a part of the team, not just a member who attends meetings. The workshop will also be an opportunity for organization leaders to discuss with others some of the social activities they are doing as well as how they address cohesiveness and inclusion within their organizations.