The Leadership Challenge is designed to help students develop their leadership potential through a formal program created by the Business and Engineering Career Services Advisory Councils, and sponsored by many corporate affiliates. The seminar highlights the importance of leadership skills to students and to their future employers and allows students an excellent opportunity to network with employers from a variety of industries. Students and employers are given information on leadership as well as provided with interactive tasks designed to promote learning while networking.
Check out this video to get a better look at what the KU Leadership Challenge is all about.
Professional facilitator Denny Faurote is an energetic motivator and experienced educator dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. He draws on a rich background of corporate experience, including 14 years working for the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. His program spotlights a number of leadership topics including oral communication, time management/self-leadership, personal visioning, goal establishment, and executive presence.
Questions about the program can be directed to:
School of Business
Jolene Phillips, 785-864-4581
Shelby Schisler, 785-864-0972
School of Engineering
Jennifer Nigro, 785-864-4206
2019 Sponsors/Employer Participants (2020 Sponsors coming soon!):
- Burns Engineering
- Enterprise Holdings
- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
- Garmin International
- Grant Thornton
- Mize Houser & Company PA
- Spirit AeroSystems