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December 18, 2014

Staley School of Leadership Studies is seeking students to serve as class leaders for LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts

Submitted by Ryan Haxton

The Staley School of Leadership Studies is looking for students interested in serving as class leaders for the first leadership studies course, LEAD 212: Introduction to Leadership Concepts.

LEAD 212 class leaders are students who are of junior or senior standing, and who will help teach the large lecture sections of LEAD 212 - Introduction to Leadership Concepts. LEAD 212 class leaders are asked to facilitate small group discussions, lead active-learning exercises and perform administrative functions — such as grading and attendance. These students serve as a bridge between students and instructors. They are motivated to help first-semester freshmen learn the academic discipline of leadership and adjust to the K-State campus community.

Applications are being accepted for fall 2015. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

The minimum qualifications for LEAD 212 class leaders:

  • Good academic — minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA — and disciplinary standing.
  • Will be in at least their third year of college by fall 2015 — based on years in college, not credit hours.
  • Understand and believe in the mission of the School of Leadership Studies.
  • Have previously taken a LEAD 212 or equivalent introduction to leadership course; and have taken/currently enrolled in LEAD 350.
  • Exhibit responsibility, positive attitude, confidence, flexibility, team-orientation, high energy level and strong communication skills.
  • Relate well with students and faculty.
  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about leadership.
  • Demonstrate willingness to develop self-awareness and teamwork, planning and facilitation skills.
  • Available for four training seminars in the spring — 2 hours per session — serving with the Flint Hills Breadbasket — approximately 2 hours, individual summer prep work — approximately 8-10 hours, fall retreat — approximately 8 hours.
  • Able to commit 8-10 hours per week fall 2015 for class time, class prep, grading and individual meetings, etc.

The benefits of serving as a class leader include:

  • The opportunity to gain significant leadership experience and professional development.
  • The opportunity to serve as a role model while assisting in the leadership development of first-year students.
  • The opportunity to work closely with Staley School of Leadership Studies faculty and staff.
  • A $650 stipend per section — paid via bi-weekly wages.
  • Multiple sections are available on a limited basis.

If you are interested in more information or questions on how to apply please contact Tamara Bauer at tamara@k-state.edu.