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Building Next-Gen Leadership Series

Human Resources is introducing a new limited series, Building Next-Gen Leadership, for any employee across the institution who aspires to lead, regardless of position or title. Participants will learn leadership concepts and develop community, especially around the university's Next-Gen K-State strategic plan. This series is the first phase of leadership development efforts.

Upcoming workshop

The limited series will resume in September with four additional workshops.  Check back in late July for information.

Meet Our Facilitator

headshot of Amanda CebulaAmanda Cebula has a passion for working with people, organizations and businesses seeking to create change. She has been connected to leadership development throughout most of her life whether as a person pursuing change herself or teaching and coaching others. Amanda began her career in higher education serving as an Admissions Representative for Kansas State University and then continued in higher ed as the Community Relations Coordinator for Webster University’s Ocala, Florida campus. Upon making it back to Kansas she worked at the Kansas Leadership Center where she co-authored the book “Your Leadership Edge: Tools and Strategies for When Everyone Leads” with Ed O’Malley.

After leaving her full-time role at KLC in 2017, Amanda continued her work in leadership development by serving as an Instructor with the Staley School of Leadership at Kansas State University. Today, you can find her raising her family amidst running her own consulting company, teaching the occasional leadership course, facilitating programs, participating in various church and community activities and even teaching a couple piano lessons. Amanda is a Communication Studies graduate from Kansas State University with minors in Music and Leadership Studies. She also earned a master’s degree in Management & Leadership from Webster University.

Prior workshops

Courage: Leading Starts With You

Whether change happens on a big scale or a small scale, the effort has to start somewhere. This ultimately takes courage. Someone has to take the first step. Ask the first question. Offer an idea. In this workshop, we will explore practical steps toward achieving the change you desire, in the places you have the most influence, no matter what role, position or title you hold.

Workshops held in April.

Impact: Closing the Gap

Leadership revolves around challenges. So what happens when we struggle with how to make progress on those challenges? This workshop will help us explore what makes it tough to close the gap between where we currently find ourselves and where we want to be.  Once we know this, then we can apply what leadership needs to look like, no matter your title or position, to create lasting impact.

Workshops held in May.