December 18, 2014
Staley School of Leadership Studies is seeking students to serve as class leaders for LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts
The Staley School of Leadership Studies is looking for students interested in serving as class leaders for the first leadership studies course, LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts.
LEAD 212 class leaders are students who are of junior or senior standing, and who will help teach the large lecture sections of LEAD 212 - Introduction to Leadership Concepts. LEAD 212 class leaders are asked to facilitate small group discussions, lead active-learning exercises and perform administrative functions — such as grading and attendance. These students serve as a bridge between students and instructors. They are motivated to help first-semester freshmen learn the academic discipline of leadership and adjust to the K-State campus community.
Applications are being accepted for fall 2015. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.
The minimum qualifications for LEAD 212 class leaders:
- Good academic — minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA — and disciplinary standing.
- Will be in at least their third year of college by fall 2015 — based on years in college, not credit hours.
- Understand and believe in the mission of the School of Leadership Studies.
- Have previously taken a LEAD 212 or equivalent introduction to leadership course; and have taken/currently enrolled in LEAD 350.
- Exhibit responsibility, positive attitude, confidence, flexibility, team-orientation, high energy level and strong communication skills.
- Relate well with students and faculty.
- Able to give and receive constructive feedback.
- Demonstrate a desire to learn about leadership.
- Demonstrate willingness to develop self-awareness and teamwork, planning and facilitation skills.
- Available for four training seminars in the spring — 2 hours per session — serving with the Flint Hills Breadbasket — approximately 2 hours, individual summer prep work — approximately 8-10 hours, fall retreat — approximately 8 hours.
- Able to commit 8-10 hours per week fall 2015 for class time, class prep, grading and individual meetings, etc.
The benefits of serving as a class leader include:
- The opportunity to gain significant leadership experience and professional development.
- The opportunity to serve as a role model while assisting in the leadership development of first-year students.
- The opportunity to work closely with Staley School of Leadership Studies faculty and staff.
- A $650 stipend per section — paid via bi-weekly wages.
- Multiple sections are available on a limited basis.