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K-State Today

May 8, 2017



Save the date for the 2018 James R. Coffman Leadership Institute

By Trisha Gott

Save the date! Kansas State University is planning the next James R. Coffman Leadership Institute for Aug. 8-10, 2018, at the Rock Springs 4-H Center, Leadership Lodge.

This two-and-a-half-day institute will offer faculty and unclassified staff a unique opportunity to refresh and enhance their leadership skills and knowledge in a safe yet challenging learning environment; provide an opportunity for networking and interdisciplinary cooperation for faculty and staff; and infuse Kansas State University with more empowered faculty and staff leaders.

The Coffman Institute serves as a launching point for continuous leadership development, professional networking and empowerment of Kansas State University professionals.

Building relationships

An essential key for leadership success in any organization is the ability to build good relationships with members of the organization. Institute participants will have the opportunity to explore and initiate collaborative projects and discuss leadership issues. They also will have the chance to strengthen current relationships and to build new ones with other professionals at Kansas State University.

Recognizing your leadership style

The James R. Coffman Leadership Institute is based on the philosophy that every individual can be a successful leader. This success depends on learning leadership skills as well as recognition of one's leadership style. Further refining of one's leadership style, understanding it's associated strengths and challenges as well as its impact on decision-making, conflict resolution, and problem-solving preferences will be a major focus of the institute.

We will begin to solicit applications in the spring of 2018. Look for an announcement in K-State Today or through your dean or department head.

For additional information please contact Trisha Gott in the Staley School of Leadership Studies at tcgott@k-state.edu or Shanna Legleiter, Human Capital Services, at legleiters@k-state.edu