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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4303
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LDRS 310 Projects

The Leadership 310 class, required of all Leadership Studies students, gives you the chance to follow an idea from your imagination to its execution. See a problem in the community? Develop a strategic plan with your team and work with a community organization to implement it. Put your skills to use and learn more about yourself as you respond to a community need over the course of an entire semester.

The purpose of the LDRS 310 interdisciplinary course is to help move students from the study of leadership to the actual participation in a leadership project. Students are asked to serve as citizen leaders in a local community project of their choice in conjunction with an existing organization. Course activities include: recognizing a community problem, working with other concerned citizens to develop a plan of action, and implementing that plan.

LDRS 310 is a service-learning course which is a culmination of the Leadership Studies program core courses. Service-learning is a targeted response to community needs and leadership development issues that lie at the intersection of theory, practice, self, and community.

Service-learning should not be misconstrued as just doing a project to help others. It is much more than that in that the learning is reciprocated during the service. This is what makes service-learning such a unique learning experience. What is learned is different for each student, but can be enriched through the intense reflection process. It differs from the community service done at the high-school level or as part of a college student organization. Traditional volunteerism is differentiated from service-learning by the reciprocal learned amount that occurs between those being served and those serving. Bringing theory into practice, service-learning develops students' leadership skills by responding to community needs.

Thank you to Union Pacific Foundation for their support of the LDRS 310 Field Work in Leadership Studies projects through their generous grant funding.

To find a project, click on a semester link below.

Click here to see pictures of International LDRS 310 projects
Click here to see videos of International LDRS 310 projects

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