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KU Leadership Education Programs

The mission of KU LEAD is to engage all students in developing their own personal philosophy of leadership, which includes understanding themselves, their peers, their community and ultimately the world around them. At its core, KU LEAD programs challenges students to explore leadership through the lens of their own character, passions, relationships, knowledge, intuition, biases, and every day experiences. Whether your commitment is a semester long program or a onetime session, KU LEAD aims to promote continued development of student leadership through innovative, experiential, and reflective leadership experiences. 

Upcoming Leadership Programming 




KU Quest Registration Link: Click Here

Registration Extended To Wednesday, October 16, 2019

KU Quest is an annual leadership summit designed to provide a space for LGBTQIA+ students to develop foundational skills and become confident intersectional leaders. Each semester KU LEAD partners with the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity for a day-long student leadership summit. Through a variety of workshops, recreational and team-building activities, participants have the unique opportunity to network, learn, and share their knowledge and experiences.  Each summit uses a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on community building and engagement in critical dialogues that offer a critique of dominant leadership norms and philosophies.

Some of the objectives of the summit include:

  • Developing a stronger queer community at KU
  • Enhancing self-advocacy and autonomy-building skills
  • Learning about healthy community relationships and coalition-building skills

The 2019 KU Quest will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00am - 4:00pm (Check-in begins at 9:30am)

Leadership Over Lunch

Leadership Over Lunch (LOL) is a monthly mini-workshop series designed to explore how the concept of leadership intersects with subjects relevant to culture, community, identity, and social change. During this experience, attendees will be able to unpack various aspects of leadership as it pertains to relevant topics and lived experiences. Each session is held over the lunch hour (12:00pm – 12:45pm) three times a semester. All KU students, staff, and faculty are welcome to join for lunch and leadership talk. Light lunch items will be provided, and served on a first come first served bases. Space and food is limited. Early arrival is recommended.

Save the dates! The next LOL Series will be on October 28th, 2019.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in these events, please contact the Student Involvement & Leadership Center at silcfront@ku.edu.

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