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October 7, 2020

Free leadership workshops for students and organizations

Submitted by Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is hosting a series of leadership workshops during the month of October for students and organizations.

The virtual workshops will cover a wide range of topics that promote the development of leadership skills to assist students in becoming better leaders for their organization, community and campus. We hope you will join us as we all grow in our leadership knowledge and skills.

To view a full list of workshops and events provided by the Center for Student Involvement, please visit the Resources for Student Organizations portal in OrgCentral. Login with K-State eID. 

  • Skills for Resilience: Pursuing the Positive, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. 
    Health educator Chris Bowman from Lafene Health Center will present ways to create positive emotions and counter negativity bias. This presentation is aimed to help build optimism, which can lead to better health, sleep and greater life satisfaction.
  • Resolving Conflict, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.
    Conflict happens in every relationship, even among members of your student organization. Dealt with properly, conflict can be positive and help to build stronger relationships. This session will equip you with insights, techniques, and skills critical for successfully resolving conflicts with others. This session will be facilitated by special guest David Thompson, conflict resolution program director, College of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Empathy: An Essential Leadership Skill, 12:15-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.
    Empathy is an essential leadership skill for building inclusive environments communities, especially in student organizations. In this session, we will explore our empathetic reactions to scenarios and investigate the use of storytelling to promote empathy. This workshop will be co-facilitated by the Center for Student Involvement and special guest Tess Hobson, Staley School of Leadership Studies.
  • Understanding and Leveraging Your Strengths, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.
    Understanding your strengths can help you gain confidence in who you are and how you can contribute to the world. In this workshop, we will take a look at the CliftonStrengths program and participate in activities to help you learn how to leverage your strengths individually and in groups. This session will be facilitated by special guests from the K-State CliftonStrengths team in the Staley School of Leadership Studies. RSVP is required.

Questions? Please contact Sara Heiman, Center for Student Involvement's assistant director for leadership, at sjheiman@k-state.edu