1. Kansas State University
  2. »Division of Communications and Marketing
  3. »K-State Today
  4. »K-State offers first Graduate Student Leadership Development Program

K-State Today

January 11, 2016

K-State offers first Graduate Student Leadership Development Program

Submitted by Kelsey Peterson

The Graduate Student Leadership Development Program provides K-State graduate students an opportunity to develop leadership skills to make positive change in their work, studies and student organizations. Through this semesterlong experience, graduate students will work with peers and professional leadership coaches to dive into challenges that are most important to them. The Staley School of Leadership Studies and the Kansas Leadership Center have created this program specifically for graduate students who want to move beyond technical expertise to solve problems.

The learning objectives of this program are:

• Distinguish between authority and leadership
• Understand the concepts of adaptive leadership including diagnosing the situation, managing the self, intervening skillfully and energizing others
• Understand how to facilitate change in self, others and community
• Exercise leadership on difficult challenges in personal and professional settings

Graduate students who have had no leadership experience, to those who have filled numerous leadership roles and everyone in between, are welcome to apply for this program.

Application deadline is Jan. 22 at noon. To learn more about the program and see the spring schedule, visit the Graduate Student Leadership Development Program webpage.

Questions may be directed to Megan Miller, Graduate School project coordinator of student services, at mmmiller@k-state.edu or 785-532-6191.