Introduction to Leadership Theory

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Event Type: Webinar
Facilitator: Jennifer Purcell, School of Government International Affairs

At KSU, there is an ongoing need for leadership within multiple contexts and we often make the assumption that prior expertise will readily translate to success in a new leadership role. It is not quite that easy to lead, nor should it be if we desire to do so in a meaningful and sustained way. In this session, led by Jennifer Purcell, Associate Professor of Political Science, participants will consider how proven leadership practices can immediately be applied to our higher education context. Participants will explore several of the field's core theories through case studies. They will then apply at least one theory to their own leadership context. The last thirty minutes will provide participants with an opportunity to engage in near-peer discussion in role-based breakout groups (such as faculty emerging leaders, chairs/directors, and deans).

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