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K-State seminar to be shown online

By The Mercury

Leadership for the challenges being faced in our organizations and communities today is the focus of the 16th annual K-State Leadership Seminar, “Leading in Extraordinary Times,” from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the K-State Student Union.

For the first time, the seminar will be videostreamed online to two additional locations, which will have breakout sessions targeted to regional needs. The sessions will be in Olathe and in Great Bend.

For universities, extraordinary times demand that we make our campuses and communities safe for all. “Leading in Extraordinary Times” will provide the tools for participants to take on theses challenges and give them the training needed to lead the way, whatever the situation. Faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend.

The seminar will give participants practical, hands-on information and tools; best practices for effective leadership; inspiration to exercise leadership when it really counts; an idea of where to go for additional leadership resources; and a connection to others who are working to grow their leadership skills.

Keynote speaker is Magistrate Judge Tommy Webb of Kansas, who will present “You Can Make A Difference,” which sets the stage for focused sessions on specific skills that leaders can use, such as decision-making, systems thinking, and planning and preparation.

Other speakers include K-State’s April Mason, provost and senior vice president, K-State volleyball coach Suzie Fritz; and Heather Reed, K-State associate dean and director of student life, among others.  Visit the seminar website,, to find out more about the day’s activities, additional information on the speakers, to download a seminar brochure and to register. Early registration — by March 1 — is $95 per person; after that the cost is $120.

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