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Summer Leadership/Management Institutes

Selection criteria

Longevity at Kansas State University

Contact with many constituencies across the university

Quality of application

Potential for individual's growth and development

Match of individual's position with program selected

Potential contribution of experience to individual's unit and/or university

New application required each year



October 23, 2023

To:Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and Department Heads
From:Tanya González
Interim Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Subject:2024 Leadership/Management Institutes

The Office of the Provost invites applications of faculty members or administrators to attend leadership/management development programs during either the summer of 2024 or the 2024-2025 academic year, depending on the program dates. The level of support provided by the Office of the Provost to a particular nominee will depend both on the number of nominees selected and any additional support that can be provided by the nominee’s unit or college. Sources of additional funding should be identified and included in the application and will need to be confirmed once a nominee has been selected. Fees for each program range from approximately $1,500 to $6,000, not including travel.

Opportunities for 2024 are listed below. It should be noted that all the following programs require that applicants be officially sponsored by K-State’s Office of the Provost. Deadline for submission is Friday, November 10.

HERS Institute Programs (Tentative) running July 2024-May 2025, specific dates to be announced

  •  Summer 2024 or Winter 2025: Next Stages Next Steps and HERS Leadership Institute (HLI)

This career workshop is designed to equip women applying to leadership positions with the insight, skills, and practice needed to navigate the often-challenging academic search process.

  • Fall 2024 or Spring 2025: Inclusive Leadership Series, Unleash Your Career, Women's Leadership Resilience, 360 Leadership Assessment, and HERS Leadership Institute (HLI)

The Inclusive Leadership Series explores what it means to be an inclusive leader through an understanding of allyship, sponsorship, and advocacy while celebrating voices and perspectives that are frequently sidelined. Each series explores different skills, policies, and practices that are expected of inclusive leaders in academia today.  

For more information on these institutes, please visit the HERS Network website or call (303) 871-6866.

Harvard Institute

MLE is designed for skilled, experienced administrators – deans and directors, provosts and vice presidents – who will help their institutions adapt to a changing future. The program is designed to increase one’s capacity to lead and manage change; develop effective strategies; and evaluate the impact of new initiatives. Additional information can be found at Harvard’s MLE website.

MDP is designed for deans, directors, and other administrators who are good at leading their units – and who want to get even better.  The program is designed to help participants gain useful ideas about critical management issues, including budgeting, human resource management, planning, and effective leadership. Additional information can be found at Harvard’s MDP website.

Please circulate this information to members of your department/unit. We encourage both nominations and individual applications from all university units. If you have previously applied to attend one of these programs and wish to apply again this year, you will need to submit a new internal application. A list of past participants in these programs is available on the Provost’s Summer Institute Recipients webpage

The deadline for submission of the applications to the Provost’s Office is November 10 and should be submitted electronically in pdf format to Provost’s Office University Awards. A small, internal selection committee of faculty and administrators will review the applications and will recommend up to three finalists for the university to endorse for participation in these programs. The committee will consider such factors as the match of the applicant's position with the program selected; benefits for the applicant's professional development; longevity at K-State; and potential for return contributions to an individual’s unit and to Kansas State University. 

Applications for our internal selection process should contain the following information:

  1. Vita
  2. Cover letter describing professional objectives and a brief assessment of how participation in one of these institutes would help achieve those objectives.
  3. Letter(s) of support from immediate supervisor and dean, where applicable.

Those selected as nominees by the university will be notified as soon as possible after the selection process is completed and will be provided with the formal application materials for the program they wish to attend. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into any of the programs. Applicants will be notified by each program director as to whether they have been accepted to attend.