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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Staley School of Leadership Studies
Kansas State University
257 Leadership Studies Building
1300 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6085 ph
785-532-6542 fax

Spring Building Hours

Mon-Fri | 7am to 10pm
Sat & Sun | Closed

Radina's Coffee Hours
Mon - Thurs | 7am to 6pm
Fri | 7am to 5pm
Sat & Sun | Closed


Courses Taught by Staley School of Leadership Studies Faculty

In addition to the Core Courses for the Minor in Leadership Studies, the following courses are taught by Staley School faculty:

LEAD 320: Theories of Leadership

3 credit hours

This course is organized to provide students with in-depth examination of traditional leadership theories and an exploration of current leadership scholarship. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to become leaders and followers with a strong grounding and conceptual understanding of leadership theories as well as an understanding of the application of the theories.

LEAD 420: Theories of Nonprofit Leadership 

3 credit hours

Prerequisite: LEAD 212 and LEAD 350

Corequisite: Sophomore Standing

This course provides an overview of nonprofit organizations by integrating concepts and theories with applied practice. Students will be introduced to the nonprofit organization including: staff, board, and volunteer development; trends and issues in designing programs; the financial process; risk management; constituent needs and concerns; and program marketing and promotion.

Other topics include employment issues related to interviewing, performance evaluations, and personal goal setting. This is a required Theories elective for nonprofit leadership focus students.

LEAD 499: Internship in Nonprofit Leadership 

Human-Diversity Ethical-Reasoning 3 credit hours (Fall Only)

Students will document nonprofit leadership knowledge and skills and mastery of foundation and professional competencies by demonstrating an ability to construct a personal philosophy of leadership and to practice leadership consistent with their philosophy; an ability to understand, appreciate and employ ethical decisions; an ability to identify and comprehend the impact of culture on their leadership style; an understanding of American Humanics foundation and professional development competencies; and an ability to construct and implement a nonprofit leadership internship. 

LEAD 502: Citizen Engagement and Practical Politics

3 credit hours

This course will consider applied dimensions of civic leadership at the intersection of social, political, economic, and cultural movements and campaigns. The content will center on four core principles of civic leadership: building relationships committed to a common good, translating values and narratives into sources of collective action, mobilizing individuals and resources to change systems, and understanding how to structure authority to effectively distribute leadership. 

Check the online course schedule for enrollment details on all courses.