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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

Building Hours
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 11
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Radina's Coffeehouse & Roastery
Closed until further notice

Wildcat Dialogues

An intercultural leadership experience

Join all new and first-year K-State students for a night of meaningful dialogue and building connections. 

What you’ll do:

  • Learn how to create communities of belonging
  • Build cross-cultural relationships through meaningful dialogue
  • Engage in active listening, empathy and perspective-taking
  • Build your skillset to understand cultural differences and similarities

How you’ll use it later:

  • Recognize the ways in which your cultural and social identities make an impact on how you see and experience the world.
  • Recognize the ways in which others’ cultural and social identities differ from your own and how they see and experience the world differently, like you.
  • Demonstrate authentic curiosity and empathy when engaging in meaningful dialogues across difference.
  • Identify tangible action steps you can take to create a community of belonging for all at K-State.

Upcoming Virtual Event
7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2020
If you would still like to attend Wildcat Dialogues, but did not get registered in time, please email tamara@ksu.edu and she will help to place you in a group.

  • Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and their session facilitator.
  • All registered students will receive a Wildcat Dialogues face mask!

    See who's going on Facebook
    View photos from the 2019 event on Facebook.

Small group facilitators
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to serve as small group facilitators at the event.

Read the FAQs or email Tamara Bauer, instructor, at tamara@ksu.edu


What students had to say

"I learned that it’s okay to be yourself. That we all have different identities, experiences, backgrounds, etc. and that it's important to talk about them.”

“Including people goes beyond inclusion. It is also affirming their identity, and making changes to address those needs.”

“Wildcat Dialogues made me more open to learning about people different from myself.”

“This experience helped me come out of my comfort zone.”

Presented in partnership by

This event is coordinated in partnership between the Staley School of Leadership Studies and Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, alongside a large committee representing students, faculty and staff. This collaboration represents the commitment by our campus community to create a culture of belonging for all.

2020 Co-chairs

  • Julia Gross, Junior in Animal Science: Pre-Vet/Staley School of Leadership Studies Ambassador
  • Vedant Kulkarni, Junior in M.I.S and Mass Communications/Student Governing Association
  • Johari Snell, Junior in Food Science and Industry
  • Debra Bolton, Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Tamara Bauer, Staley School of Leadership Studies

2020 Committee

Beth Bailey, Union Program Council
Dominic Barnes, Global Campus/Military Student Services/Ph.D. Leadership Communication
Mac Benavides, Staley School of Leadership Studies
Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez, American Ethnic Studies
Bailey Bush, Senior in Management
Adam Carr, LGBT Resource Center/Intercultural Learning and Development
Tara Coleman, K-State Libraries and K-State First Book
Annie Cortes, Senior in Elementary Education/Asian American Student Union
Eddy Gonzalez, Housing and Dining Services
Cheryl Grice Division of Communications and Marketing
Brandon Haddock, Intercultural Learning and Development-LGBT Resource Center
Tess Hobson, Staley School of Leadership Studies
Sabine Hoff, Sophomore in Bakery Science/Asian American Student Union
Jerry Johnson, College of Education
Melissa Kay Hort, Ph.D. student in Adult Learning and Leadership
Sofia Leal, Junior in Business Administration
Trumanue Lindsey, Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs
Rebeca Paz, Office of First Generation Students
Jordan Peyton, Senior in Biological Systems
Tim Shaffer, Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy
Tushabe Tushabe, American Ethnic Studies
Mariya Vaughan, K-State First
Brent Weaver, K-State First
Paulicia Williams, TRIO Educational Support Services
Alisa Wolfe, American Ethnic Studies
RJ Youngblood, Academic Achievement Center

More opportunities for intercultural learning

Following the main Wildcat Dialogues event, there will be a series of mini-dialogue opportunities throughout the year for students to attend and engage in the practice of dialogue around specific topics and identities. These events will allow us to continue practicing and engaging in the skills of dialogue as we seek to create a community of belonging for all at K-State.