Evolving Leaders Program

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The Evolving Leaders Program is designed for returning students to WSU who are looking to expand upon their leadership skills and abilities. This is a nine week program that will focus on creating well balanced leaders. Each participant will receive a copy of The Well-Balanced Leader by Ron Roberts. Participants will also be placed in small groups and will present on a chapter from the book to the larger group. In addition, each person will help with the planning of the Leadership Discovery Summit on November 13, 2015.

Applications for the 2016 program will be available August 22, 2016.

Past Participants Experience:

"I really enjoyed presenting my topic to the group because I was able to show everyone my
 interpretation of what I’ve learned."

"It gave me a commitment and something to look forward to every week. Also it was helpful to find
 new ways to deal with an issue so it was like a stress reliever/venting session."

"I read through the book which helped me to know more about how to be an effective leader as
 well as things I can do to be a better person."

"I enjoyed planning the Discovery Summit and this helped me work with other students and learn
 more about how to plan events on campus. It also exposed me to how Student Involvement 

"I think there are issues that I need to work on and the book gave me ways in which to work out
 the issues, especially letting go. I have more insight into what it means to be an effective leader."

"This program has been great! I think it has been very beneficial to my growth as a leader."

Program Schedule:

Each session takes place from 1-2 p.m.

Date Location Topic
September 23, 2015 RSC 261 Introduction to Book/Program
September 30, 2015 RSC 265 Who's in Charge Anyway, You or Your Ego?
October 7, 2015 RSC 257 Nonjudgmental vs. Judgmental
October 14, 2015 RSC 266 Nondefensive vs. Defensive
October 21, 2015 RSC 261 Relinquishing Control vs. Controlling
October 28, 2015 RSC 261 Open to Learning vs. Know it All
November 4, 2015 RSC 261 Doing the Right Thing vs. Doing Whatever You Want
November 11, 2015 RSC 261 Letting Go vs. Holding On
November 13, 2015 RSC 233 Leadership Discovery Summit, 1-5 p.m.
November 18, 2015 RSC 261 Closing Session

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Nick Messing, Senior Coordinator of Leadership Development, at nicholas.messing@wichita.edu or at 316-978-7402.