RCW: KU Leads hosts Emergent Leaders Retreat
Since part of the mission of KU Leads is to assist coaches with a seamless leadership transfer between existing captains and emergent sophomore and junior leaders, an experience was created that will aid in preparing student-athletes for leadership positions.
Those selected student-athletes subsequently take part in an intense, highly interactive and energetic leadership enhancement experience in the form of a retreat.
During the retreat, student-athletes explore personal strengths and develop strategies to become more effective leaders as well as practice teamwork, effective communication, ethical decision making and dealing with change.
KU Leads, the Kansas Jayhawks’ student-athlete development unit, focuses on leadership training, community engagement, traditions and professional development to enhance the student-athlete experience. Within KU Leads, the Kansas K Club – the department’s letterwinners association – has the mission is to help preserve the history and traditions of Kansas Athletics, support current student-athletes, and connect former participants, coaches, student athletic trainers and managers of varsity sports at the University of Kansas.