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Staley School of Leadership Studies

Undergraduate Programs

K-State's Staley School of Leadership Studies offers real-world, hands-on opportunities to practice the kind of leadership employers and our communities need - knowledgeable, ethical, caring, and inclusive - throughout your K-State experience. 

Our innovative classroom experiences and unique programs provide you with the emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication skills, and critical, system-based thinking needed to make change where you work and live. Armed with these skills, you'll have the confidence to influence and innovate. You will be able to address the complex challenges facing our businesses, organizations, and communities, and bring together diverse groups of people to make progress. 

Academic Programs

Leadership Studies Minor | 16 credit hours

A personal leadership development experience where you will better understand what drives your exercise of leadership, how to energize others to join you with this work, and how to influence positive change on complex, large-scale issues.

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate | 12 credit hours

Prepare yourself for a career in social change through the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. Have you ever considered starting a nonprofit someday? It’s meant for people interested in learning more about nonprofits, how they’re structured, and how to lead in the nonprofit sector. Maybe that’s as a volunteer, board member, founder, or employee—nonprofits need people exercising leadership to move their organizations forward.

Global Foods System Leadership Secondary Major | 24 credit hours

Study and exercise leadership on the grand challenges of feeding a growing world population, where you will gain integrated knowledge of the global food system and the leadership capacity to change the system for the common good. 

Get Involved

In addition to the minor and secondary major, the Staley School offers several unique programs for you to practice leadership and service. Any K-State student can participate in our programs. Learn more.

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