The mission of empowered leaders requires
effort at both the national and chapter levels
to conduct educational programming toward that
end. Emphasis on integrating KON and academic
goals will be the focus of Conclave 2001.
Integrating KON and Academic Goals - A
recent survey of Deans and Department Chairs documented
interest in developing a partnership of Kappa
Omicron Nu with the academic program. Plans are
being made to develop a Web site resource to share
implementation ideas. Chapters are invited to
submit examples of partnerships.
New Focus on Undergraduate
Research In collaboration with
Michigan State University, Kansas State University,
and University of MarylandEastern Shore,
Kappa Omicron Nu created the Undergraduate Research
Community for the Human Sciences. More than 24
higher education units have committed to the goals
of the Community, and the First Undergraduate
Research Conference will be conducted in conjunction
with the KON Conclave. An on-line peer-reviewed
and edited publication will also be developed.
Invitations to participate in the project are
open to all colleges and universities who share
the mission of enhanced undergraduate research.
This initiative builds upon the KON undergraduate
research paper award program and takes undergraduate
research to a new level nationally.
Prepare for 2001-2002
The following resources are available for
programming next year.
Mini-Program - From suggestions
by advisers, Kappa Omicron Nu will offer mini-programs
for chapter programming; each will be structured
for a one-hour session. The first one, titled
101 features leadership guru Max
DePrees notion of organizations as places
for realized potential. The program includes
the facilitator script, an activity, and a transparency
mini-lecture. Two other mini-programs focus on
leadership development. Leadership
103 focuses on Reflective Human
Action leadership theory and offers opportunity
to apply ideas to managing organizations.
104 applies leadership principles
to Making a Learning Community. Each user is asked
to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to share outcomes.
Watch for announcements of other mini-programs.
Educational Modules - The resources,
Leadership: Reflective Human Action, Leadership
for a Culturally Diverse Society, and Mentoring:
The Human Touch, offer many activities that
could be used for chapter programs. Because these
are state-of-the-art leadership perspectives,
KON members will have an advantage professionally
State-of-the-Art Resource - Directions
are available on the Web for the popular group
Space Technology. See Open Space
Process, Open Space Conveners Kit,
and Open Space Transparencies.
Open Space is a state-of-the-art group process,
and Kappa Omicron Nu is alone among organizational
leaders in offering a program package for the
process. Theres not a lot of riskjust
use it and help your members experience REAL PARTICIPATION
and satisfaction of following their PASSION.
New online course - Self-Managed
Mentoring. This course was adapted from
the educational module, Mentoring:
The Human Touch, by Susan S. Stratton,
owner of Leading Edge Mentoring, and Lisa H. Wootton
and Dorothy I. Mitstifer of Kappa Omicron Nu.
Self-Managed Mentoring offers four choices
of depth: knowledge only, knowledge and selected
experiences, self-managed life change, and life
change facilitated by telementoring or e-mail
mentoring. It can also be used for academic credit
as a special problem, as a course or component
of a course, and for continuing education or professional
development units. Offered as a 'freebie' to members
and the public for self-managed personal development,
other uses require the usual permission for copyrighted
material. A fee may be charged if facilitation
by telephone or e-mail is desired.