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Kansas State Polytechnic

Professional Education and Outreach
2310 Centennial Road
Outreach Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

855-552-0079 toll free
785-826-2633 phone
785-826-2632 fax

Leadership and Engagement in Multi-Generational Workplaces

As employee diversity in workplaces increase, there is greater need to find commonalities in order to foster effective communication and maintain productivity. Discover through a unique blend of storytelling, improvisation, and action methods how you can increase your engagement with your team or employees and improve your leadership skills. 

In this immersive workshop, participants will learn the value of sharing a basic personal story and how it can positively change the dynamic of an entire group. In addition, participants will learn how to invite important stories from their employees and coworkers and how to listen in a way that increases the trust and respect needed in effective leadership.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify their own important personal stories that can motivate others
  • Understand how they approach and interact with others in the work place and in partnerships and invite effective communications.
  • Increase their awareness of navigating multi-generational workplaces and partnerships. 

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Location: College Center Conference Room, K-State Salina campus

Cost: $150

Registration fee includes course instruction and materials, morning refreshments, lunch, and parking permit.

For questions, please contact Professional Education and Outreach at profed@k-state.edu or call our toll free number at 855-552-0079.


Professional Education and Outreach is dedicated to extending Kansas State University's academic offerings beyond the walls of the university through professional development courses. In an effort to provide professional development courses for all professionals a registration free scholarship is available for select professional development offerings. Registration fee scholarships are awarded based on:

  • Career potential and experience of candidate
  • Ability to utilize course teachings in candidate's career field
  • Identifiable limitations on candidate's ability to attend

Applicants must submit a complete application package by Monday, September 7 to be considered for the scholarship. Scholarships will only be awarded if the course meets the minimum registration. Applicants will be notified of the scholarship decision by Friday, September 11, 2015. 

Download the application form for additional details on how to apply. 


If you are traveling east or west on I-70, stay on I-70 until the I-70/I135 interchange. Travel south on I-135 to the Magnolia St. exit (No. 90). Go west on Magnolia to Centennial Rd. Turn right and proceed to the K-State Salina campus. 

If you are traveling north or south on I-135, take the Magnolia St. exit (No. 90). Go west on Magnolia to Centennial Rd. Turn right and proceed to the K-State Salina campus.

K-State Salina Campus Map


You should receive an email confirmation of registration and statement or invoice within 24 hours of registering. If you do not, please email profed@k-state.edu or call 785-826-2633 or toll free 855-552-0079.


Substitutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact Professional Education and Outreach to request a substitution.


Payment is required by the event date. We accept the following types of payments. Please reference your invoice number when calling or mailing payments.

Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, or Discover accepted. Please call our office at 855-552-0079 to pay by card.

Check: Make checks payable to Kansas State University Salina. Checks may be mailed to:

Multi-Generational Workplaces

Professional Education and Outreach

Kansas State University Salina

2310 Centennial

Salina, KS 67401


Cancellations must be received by K-State Salina Professional Education and Outreach by 5:00 pm on September 9, 2015. Refunds will only be honored if the cancellation is received by the registration deadline. Cancellations received after the deadline, are not eligible for a refund. Registrants who do not cancel their registration are responsible for the registration fee even if they do not attend and have not paid the fee.

K-State Salina Professional Education and Outreach may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the event is canceled or postponed, the Professional Education and Outreach office will refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, or travel agencies.


Registration for this event gives consent for photographs, publicity, and inclusion on the participant list unless K-State Salina Professional Education and Outreach is notified in writing at profed@k-state.edu prior to the start date.


A conference or noncredit program participant who needs accommodations due to a disability or special dietary requirements should indicate services needed at the time of registration. If you have further questions, please contact K-State Salina Professional Education and Outreach at 855-552-0079 or TTY: 785-532-4807. Early notification is requested to ensure that accommodations can be provided in a timely manner.


Kansas State University is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, or other non-merit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities and employment, including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era, as required by applicable laws and regulations. Responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, has been delegated to the Director of Affirmative Action, Kansas State University, 214 Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-0124, (Phone) 785-532-6220; (TTY) 785-532-4807. Revised April 22, 2008.

Protected categories include: race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status.


If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please contact the K-State Salina Professional Education and Outreach office at 855-552-0079 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or email profed@k-state.edu.

About the Instructor

Randy Mulder, MA RDT/BCT
Village Playback Theatre

Randy Mulder

Randy Mulder is Artistic Director and co-founder of Village Playback Theatre. A graduate of New York University’s Drama Therapy Master’s program, he is on faculty at Kansas State University, School of Music, Theatre and Dance and at The New School’s Creative Arts and Wellness Program in New York City.

Randy is passionate about infusing the arts and personal storytelling to empower individuals and strengthen communities and businesses.

Village Playback Theatre


Village Playback Theatre (VPT) is an applied theatre company based in New York City which utilizes drama, music, movement, and personal storytelling. We listen to an individual’s stories and craft them into improvised performances that make a powerful impact on both the teller and the audience. 

Village Playback Theatre elevates each story for personal growth, relationship building, and leadership development. Our collaborative approach and experiential learning process, delivered through performances, workshops, and trainings has been offered to students of all ages, people from diverse backgrounds and abilities, professionals in academic, rehabilitative, social service, community and business settings.