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November 2013 News Releases

Washburn students place second at international leadership event

Three students in the Washburn University Leadership Institute recently earned second place honors in the student case competition at the Leadership for Local and Global Resilience: The Challenges of a Shifting Planet Conference of the International Leadership Association in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Kristen Onions, of Shawnee; Amanda Kennedy, of Topeka; and Mary Ralston, of Salina, competed against 13 teams in the competition designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to compete and showcase their leadership knowledge through the analysis of a case study concerning contemporary leadership issues. The three rounds of the competition included preparation of a case study brief of a real-life situation which requires application of pertinent leadership theory, development of an analysis poster and presentations to demonstrate integration of conference learning into the case.

Founded in 2000, the Washburn University Leadership Institute strives to establish innovative platforms for leadership education focused on the development of future leaders and progressive leadership methods. Its mission is to develop students into ethical, caring, and diverse leaders prepared to immediately assume leadership roles in today’s changing society by cultivating the study of leadership and facilitating transformational learning experiences.

The International Leadership Association serves as a global network for all those who practice, study and teach leadership. The Association’s purpose is to promote a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.


Dena Anson, 785-670-1711