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K-State Olathe

K-State Olathe
22201 W. Innovation Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061-1304

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Professional Development

Part of K-State Olathe's mission is education and talent development. We offer multiple professional development workshops and seminars designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of employees in Greater Kansas City. Continuing education credits are available as noted on the individual events. 

Animal Health

Sept. 26 | Animal Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Interruptions: An Interactive Workshop on Why Interruptions Occur and Best Practices for Mitigation

This hands-on workshop will utilize current industry case studies to engage participants in analyzing supply chain interruptions to understand why they occur; what can be done to prevent them; and ways to enhance communication in the process. | Register now

Oct. 26 | dRIT Workshop (Direct, Rapid Immunohistochemical Test)

Direct, Rapid Immunohistochemical Test (dRIT) is a field test for the surveillance and evaluation for the detection of the rabies virus antigen in brain tissue. Registered participants will have the opportunity to learn about dRIT and to perform the dRIT testing. Registration is limited and costs $150. Registering participants must have received rabies prophylaxis and show proof of a current adequate titer response at the time of registration. The conference is the first half of the day on Oct. 26 | Register now


Business and Leadership Skills

Oct. 24 | Using Strengths and Emotional Intelligence to Maximize Personal and Team Performance

This workshop will help emerging and current leaders understand how to use strengths and emotional intelligence to maximize performance. Specifically, it will help participants learn how to build on both personal and team strengths in leadership roles. Additionally, participants will examine emotional intelligence and learn specific ways they can improve their emotional intelligence to maximize personal and team performance. | Learn more

Nov. 21 | Professional Presence for Leaders

This workshop will teach the importance and value of professional presences for leadership development. The course will discuss ways to let your professional presence shine and be recognized by others. Presence is a combination of professional appearance, confidence and communication. When done well, professional presence can be key to the perceptions of leaders. | Learn more

Jan. 23, 2020 | Critical Communication Skills for Leaders

Exceptional leaders listen well and handle difficult conversations with grace and dignity. In this interactive workshop, experiential activities and real-life scenarios will help emerging and current leaders become more mindful listeners and learn techniques and methods that will enable them to handle difficult conversation and conflict more effectively. | Learn more

Feb. 27, 2020 | Engaging Across Cultural and Generational Differences

Successful leaders are able to work with and lead others in a culturally diverse workforce. Diversity crosses cultural, global and generational issues. This interactive workshop will provide ways to understand and collaborate with your colleagues by examining workplace flexibility, teamwork, feedback and leadership. This workshop will assist emerging and current leaders become more understanding and inclusive of cultural and generational differences as well as the methods to successfully lead in a globalized environment. | Learn more


Presentation Skills

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Professional Development

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Get an overview of the professional development services we offer to Greater Kansas City.

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Connect With Us

Looking for a professional development workshop for your employees? K-State Olathe can help. Contact Angela Buzard, manager of training and development, at 913-307-7340 or abuzard@k-state.edu.



Angela Buzard

Angela Buzard
Manager, Training and Development