Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics


Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics Student Taskforce at Bizfest!
Co-Director, Steven Lovett
Students
Student Conference
Lelan Dains
Kim Redeker

THE FUTURE

The Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics is devoted to the study of ethical leadership. What qualities result in ethical leadership? How can these qualities be taught and learned? How will anyone know if answers to these questions are valid? In order to address these and other questions that will arise, the future of the center will be a process of discovery toward valid and useful answers to these questions. This process of discovery will include:

  • Ongoing research
  • Development of course materials and curricula
  • Expanding workshops to include other projects to address the needs of diverse groups/interests
  • Creating an accessible archive of instruction and research

FACULTY GRANTS

Faculty Grants awarded Fall 2014

Faculty Grants awarded Spring 2015

Faculty Grants awarded Fall 2015 

Faculty Grants awarded Spring 2016 

CLICK HERE for more information on the Fall 2017 Faculty Grant Application!

UPCOMING EVENTS

No upcoming events at this time.

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

Thank you to everyone who attended our 1st Student Conference on March 5th. We hope to see you at our events in the future!

Student Leadership Conference November 2016

When: Saturday November, 19th 2016 8:30am-1:30pm, lunch is included!

Where: Memorial Union, Flint Hills-Kanza Rooms, Emporia State University.

How: Register online or on the back of this Card.

Why: Attendance is FREE! We will listen to guest speakers, participate in the WALL CHALLENGE 2.0 and learn what Adaptive Ethics means and how to apply it.

What is the purpose of this Conference?

An interactive conference for ESU students to explore their ethical standpoints. Participants will construct and discover how their idea of ethics could bend, break and change situationally.

STUDENT INITIATIVES

Fall 2015:
  • Student Taskforce
  • September 2015 Sons of Liberty Movie Night
  • Speaker Series:
    • Lelan Dains - The Dirty Kanza
    • Bo Burlingham - author of Small Giants
    • Amanda Cebula - Kansas Leadership Center
Spring 2016:
  • Spring 2016 Student Conference
Fall 2016:
  • Fall 2016 Student Leadership Conference: Adaptive Ethics. November 19, 2016

SPEAKING EVENTS

  1. Lelan Dains presented on September 24th -- Event Coordinator for The Dirty Kanza
  2. Bo Burlingham presented on October 8th -- Editor-at- large of, and author of Small Giants and Finish Big
  3. Amanda Cebula presented on November 5th - Director of Project Development for the Kansas Leadership Center

ABOUT THE KOCH CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS

The center is an academic center that is a part of the School of Business at Emporia State University. The center's goal is to engage students, faculty, and others in an open and ongoing discussion about ethical leadership in the life of an individual, in business and other organizations, and in communities. Our activities and research will explore how ethical leadership can be most effectively taught and learned within any field of study or endeavor. 

The center was established at Emporia State University in 2014, through a grant from the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation, Koch Industries, Inc., and three ESU alumni: David Robertson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Koch Industries; Dale Gibbens, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Public Sector, Koch Industries; and Kim Penner, President of Koch Pipeline Company, L.P.

OUR MISSION

To explore the impact of principled entrepreneurship in a free society and to apply market principles to management.

THE BASIC QUESTIONS MOTIVATING OUR ACTIVITIES

What leadership qualities must individuals, companies/organizations, communities, and ultimately nations possess to advance prosperity?

How is the teaching and learning of these leadership qualities advanced to improve individual lives, increase organizational productivity, improve local and regional economies, and ultimately advance national prosperity?

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

Spring 2015 Essay Contest

CONTACT US

Please feel free to contact us anytime about your involvement in the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics.

LEARN MORE

To learn more about the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics check out our Fall 2015 Newsletter.