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May 1, 2024

Second Building Next-Gen Leadership workshop begins May 8

Submitted by Human Resources

The Building Next-Gen Leadership series will continue on May 8 with its second topic, Impact: Closing the Gap. Any employee across the institution who aspires to lead, regardless of position or title, is invited to participate in May.

Workshop description: Leadership revolves around challenges. But what happens when we struggle with how to make progress on those challenges? This workshop will explore what makes it tough to close the gap between where we currently find ourselves and where we want to be. Once we understand that gap, we can then determine what leadership needs to look like to create a lasting impact.

In April, more than 325 employees participated in the first workshop, Courage: Leading Starts With You. The limited series will teach leadership concepts and develop community, especially around the university's Next-Gen strategic plan. 

May's workshop will be offered three times to reach as many employees as possible — two in-person sessions on the Manhattan campus and one virtual for employees who can't attend in person. Registration is required.

In-person session
Wednesday, May 8
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building
Light refreshments will be provide

Virtual session
Thursday, May 9
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

In-person session
Monday, May 13
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building
Lunch will be provided.

The series is facilitated by Amanda Cebula, adjunct instructor at K-State's Staley School of Leadership and former director of project and business development at the Kansas Leadership Center, where she co-authored the book "Your Leadership Edge: Tools and Strategies for When Everyone Leads." She received her bachelor's degree in communication studies from K-State, with minors in music and leadership studies. She also earned a master's degree in management and leadership from Webster University.

After the May workshop, the series will take a break for the summer and then pick up again with four additional topics in the fall. In the meantime, check out the Building Next-Gen Leadership page for more information.