K-State Research and Extension
Keynote Speaker: Ed O'Malley

Wednesday, October 19

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Annual Conferences>Ed O'Malley, 2011The titles “president” and “CEO” may conjure up traditional notions of authoritarian leadership, but Ed O’Malley, who holds those titles at the Kansas Leadership Center, doesn’t see them that way.

O’Malley spent four years as a state legislator, with a ringside seat for both effective and ineffective displays of civic leadership. To him, leadership is not a title, personality trait or workshop topic. Instead, it’s an opportunity that people can grasp and choose to exercise in many different ways and venues.

He sees his role -- and that of the Kansas Leadership Center -- as fostering an environment throughout Kansas that makes civic leadership opportunities accessible, possible, and inspirational for Kansans of all ages and from all walks of life.

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