Some healthcare professionals find themselves looking for a leader or at least for some leadership in their specialty area. Charlie Emerson, doctoral student in Kansas State University’s Adult Learning and Leadership program, found himself in this situation a few years ago, as an athletic trainer at a university in the metro Kansas City area. He was drawn to the Adult Learning and Leadership doctoral program at Kansas State University because his previous education programs were lacking leadership content. As he began to take on more leadership roles, he was searching for the right program to develop his leadership skills. As he moves through the doctoral coursework he began to “understand the hidden forces that guide people’s interests, motivations, and intentions.” The Adult Learning and Leadership program allows Charlie to have both the big perspective as well as practical applications. In Charlie’s words, “It gives me the 30,000 feet perspective and also the practical skills that helped me to better understand leadership”. 

Learn more about leadership to be applied in your specialty area. The Adult Learning and Leadership program at Kansas State University offers doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, and also graduate certificates specializing in leadership. The Leadership Dynamics graduate certificate can be completed in about one year and can be applied in any specialty area. Visit the Adult Learning and Leadership website here or email the program director, Dr. Royce Ann Collins (alearnlead@k-state.edu) or more information about the programs we offer. Courses can be completed online or at the Kansas State University Olathe campus located in the metro Kansas City area.

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