Spirit of Leadership
Save the date for the week of Nov. 9, for the 2020 Spirit of Leadership!
Please join us for a leadership webinar series hosted by our faculty, alumni, community partners and friends from around the world, as we celebrate from a distance. These daily webinars will center on the critical conversations we are having as a university, society and world.
We also invite you to celebrate the spirit of leadership through the spirit of giving. Your investment in leadership matters now more than ever. Students need leadership and support to continue the work of the Staley School. Join us in the spirit of giving today.
Complete your reservation today. You can choose as many events as you'd like. We'll send you Zoom invitations to each webinar you select at a later date. Participants who register by Nov. 1 will receive an event packet by mail.
Check back frequently - more details will be added regularly. Follow the Staley School on social media for event updates.
Monday, Nov. 9
10 a.m. How Do You Leverage Company Values to Lead Through Crises? | Roberta Maldonado Franzen; Moderator Julia Rivera; Cargill panelists: Chuck Warta: Group Leader and Victor Ojeleye: FP&A Lead; Leon Fletcher, Protein NA Operations Leader; Amber Markovich: CASC North America HR Leader
The Staley School of Leadership Studies collaborates with industry partners, Cargill, to create a supportive environment to prepare and empower K-State students to exercise leadership in their communities and global workplaces. In this facilitated discussion, a panel of Cargill leaders will share their perspective on how they utilize company values to lead through crises (i.e. global pandemic, social justice).
11 a.m. Leadership Research with Relevance | Brandon W. Kliewer
The Staley School collaborates with government, business and the nonprofit sector to create knowledge and learning that makes progress on the big leadership challenges of the 21st century. Attendees of this session will learn about the Staley School's research agenda and ways that it might contribute to our strategic initiatives and partnership efforts. This will be the first of three sessions that highlights how our research advances research with relevance.
Noon Strengths, Engagement and Well-Being | Mike Finnegan
Session description TBA.
5 p.m. Ambassador Reunion | Amanda Cebula, Tori Burkhardt, Kim Ralston
All former Staley School Ambassadors (or "bassies," depending on when you were on the team!) are invited to come together to reflect on good times. Current Ambassadors will also be available.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
10 a.m. Taking Care of Yourself and Leadership | Amanda Cebula
Often times, when exercising leadership we focus on the change we hope to make and we neglect to focus on ourselves. We then find ourselves out of balance or burned out, making our ability to work with others toward change to be limited or non-existent. This session will help us analyze where our energy is currently going and then help us set goals to get to where we want to be so we can continue working on what we care about for the long haul.
11 a.m. Making Progress on Food Insecurity Globally | Mary Kay Siefers
How can you make an impact on food insecurity? Joins us for a discussion on the complicated nature of the global food system and what it takes to make progress on food insecurity issues.
Noon Impacts of Leadership Development on Companies and Nonprofit Organizations | Tim Steffensmeier, Roberta Maldonado Franzen, Tamas Kowalik
If a nonprofit organization saturated their organization with leadership development training, would employees have greater commitment to the organization and optimism for its future? Additionally, would employees start thinking and behaving differently with one another? Hear what we learned about the influence leadership development programs had on employee behaviors and organizational outcomes.
4 p.m. Nonprofit Alumni and Friends Reunion | Chance Lee, Olivia Collins, Marcia Hornung
Calling all nonprofit program alumni! Join us to reconnect with other nonprofit program graduates and faculty. Chance will share a brief overview of the program today, but we will utilize most of the time to talk, share and enjoy some time with some great people. Whether you’re working in the nonprofit sector or not, we would love to see you again, catch up and maybe just meet new folks!
5 p.m. Global Food Systems Leadership Alumni and Friends Reunion | Mary Kay Siefers
If you have taken a course in Global Food Systems Leadership or graduated with the secondary major, please join us as we reconnect and update each other on our life updates.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
10 a.m. Leading Volunteers and Staff in Nonprofit Organizations | Chance Lee, Jane Massey
Join us for a conversation with Jane Massey about exercising leadership in nonprofit organizations. Jane has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, previously serving as the COO and executive vice president of the March of Dimes Foundation. We’ll explore practical tips and best practices in volunteer and staff leadership, highlighted by anecdotes from Jane’s leadership and history in the sector. The conversation will be moderated by Chance Lee, who directs our Nonprofit Leadership Certificate at the Staley School.
11 a.m. Leading Change: The Ripple Effect | Trisha Gott, Seydi Ndiaye, Paul Maina, Onyedika Ekwerike
Session description TBA.
Noon Leadership Lesson | Staley School Ambassadors
Current Staley School Ambassadors will host a leadership lesson session. More details will be posted soon.
4 p.m. Inclusive Leadership: Analyzing Our Roles to Exercise Leadership for Racial Equity | Tamara Bauer, Katie Gehrt
In this session, we will actively look at the role inclusive leadership has in issues of racial justice currently happening in the United States. This session will be an interactive way to examine the current racial climate and establish tangible steps to create positive change within the movement for racial equity.
5 p.m. Class Leader Reunion and Happy Hour | Mike Finnegan, Tamara Bauer
Did you serve as a Class Leader for LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts? Join us as we reconnect! We'll share stories, reflect on the CL experience and hear life updates.
Thursday, Nov. 12
10 a.m. Finding a Way Forward: Navigating Uncertainty and Change through Adaptive Action | Kerry Priest
In the midst of difficult times, we may feel discouraged, stuck, or even fearful of the future. This session is one of inquiry and adaptive action: we will draw from principles and practices of human systems dynamics to identify patterns more clearly, to seek meaning and understanding, and identify courageous actions to transform turbulence and uncertainty into possibility for all.
11 a.m. Leadership Coaching: Becoming More Coach-like and Building a Coaching Environment | Andrew Wefald
Leadership coaching is a one on one process that builds an individual’s capacity to exercise leadership in their organization. Leadership coaching helps broaden and develop a person’s leadership skills and abilities through powerful questions, reflecting, and creating time and space for a client to work through leadership issues. Outcomes of leadership coaching include enabling people to find their purpose, enhancing performance, and making progress toward both personal and organizational goals.
Noon What Matters to Me and Why: Squad Goals | Greg Eiselein and K-State First
This presentation is about the joys (and struggles, but mostly joys) of working with others. We know that learning is social and that social learning environments work better than isolated or individualistic ones. In what ways is the same true of work? If our best work is done collaboratively, how do we support and coordinate with each other, and just plain get along in the ways most likely to achieve collective goals? One of the keys may be sharing what matters most to us and why, thinking through the principles that guide and motivate our work and writing out the unwritten rules of a #modeloffice.
5 p.m. Spirit of Leadership Celebration
Come together for a celebration of all the ways you make your mark in our world. Hear from our director, Mary Tolar, and our community of change makers. Don't forget to grab your drink of choice!
Photos from past events