Upcoming Courses


The Academic Chairpersons Conference is an annual forum where academic chairpersons, administrators and faculty from all areas of higher education share the most successful, innovative ideas and strategies to assist each other in becoming more effective in their positions. The conference format includes concurrent sessions of interactive workshops, best practice presentations and roundtable discussions. The emphasis of every conference is to provide practical, usable information in a climate of open discussion and collaborative exchange.

February 9-11, 2022, Virtual Event - Access instructions will be sent closer to the event date.
This course presents communication theories and interpersonal skills relevant to conflict resolution, including the understanding of, analysis of, and management of conflict. Completion of the course meets the Kansas Office of Dispute Resolution's training requirements for state approval in core mediation [K.S.A. 5-501 and Rule 902(e)]

January 18, 2022 to March 11, 2022
March 21, 2022 to May 13, 2022
This course is an exercise in critical thinking, cultural exploration and self reflection. It explores the cultural dimensions of conflict, including the role of culture in defining conflict for individuals and groups. The dynamics of interpersonal beliefs and socialization, cross cultural conflict theory and issues related to application are also examined.

March 21, 2022 to May 13, 2022
This course provides an overview of the theories, methods, and practice issues involved in identifying and assessing sources of conflict. Students will learn about organizations, organizational development, causes and sources of conflict within organizations, dispute systems design, and how conflict resolution professionals work as interveners and agents of change.

January 18, 2022 to March 11, 2022
This course addresses the multi-dimensional aspects of divorce, including the legal divorce, the psychological divorce, and children of divorce. The second half of the semester focuses on how mediation can empower families, teens, and parents to resolve their interpersonal conflicts using a neutral third party.

January 18, 2022 to May 6, 2022
This course will introduce and review the theoretical and historical beginnings of the concept of trauma, which includes the inclusion of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a diagnosis in the DSM III. It will highlight the other forms of recognized traumatic events and stressors that have more recently been brought to light. It will discuss various trauma reactions, effects of stressful events, as well as the treatment of trauma. Resilience and transcendence of trauma will be outlined, with an emphasis on the importance of self-care for clinicians and helping professionals working in this area.

January 18, 2022 to March 11, 2022
Receive 8 week of instruction by Dr. Elaine Johannes, Professor in Community Health & Extension Specialist (ejohanne@ksu.edu). Interact with other students who are taking the course for credit. Complete a fundable proposal.

January 18, 2022 to March 11, 2022
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course delves into the DMAIC process through in-depth information, analysis, and application of Six Sigma and Lean concepts that can be immediately applied to projects and for leading and managing process improvement teams. The course is designed to certify participants as competent in the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt body of knowledge as defined by Kansas State University.

October 28, 2021 to December 3, 2021, K-State Manhattan Campus
Kansas State University Global Campus and the College of Business Administration offer a two-day introductory Yellow Belt course as the foundation program of Lean Six Sigma and its methodologies. The main goal of the Yellow Belt course is to learn how Lean Six Sigma can be used by individuals and teams to improve customer satisfaction, reduce errors, increase efficiencies and work more effectively to solve problems.

January 13-14, 2022, Virtual Event - Access instructions will be sent closer to the event date.
May 16-17, 2022, College of Business Administration
August 18-19, 2022, College of Business Administration