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Personal Exploration - Community Engagement - Wellness - Inclusion - Career Development - Graduate & Professional Events
Are you ready to learn and grow as a leader? Leadership Week is a university-wide celebration of leadership development. All sessions are open to all students – undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, from all of our campuses, but target audiences have been specified. All sessions fit into one or more of the five themes of Leadership Week: Career Development, Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration, and Wellness. Sessions will also be available for First Year Success Series (FYSS) and Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) credit. Please visit the Leadership Week website at go.osu.edu/LeadershipWeek for more information.

TO REGISTER FOR LEADERSHIP WEEK SESSIONS: visit go.osu.edu/LeadershipWeekParticipantRSVP

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 3

Networking

11am-Noon

VIRTUAL

Networking is an essential tool for both career exploration and your job search. This presentation will discuss common barriers to networking and three common ways to network.

Themes: Career Development 

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Get Involved Where You Live

11am-Noon

Curl Viewpoint

Curious how to get involved on campus in the residence halls? Learn how getting involved where you live can help you connect with peers, grow as a person, and learn transferable skills to benefit your future. We’ll discuss the opportunities available through Housing and Residence Education, provide tips for reflection to do before applying to opportunities, and sharing the ways in which you can grow as a leader through these opportunities.

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Lunch and Learn: Leadership for Your Career Development

11:30am-12:30pm

Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room (Ohio Union)

Developing your leadership also means that you are developing skills that will serve you in your future career path. Programs focused on Career Development will help you understand the relationships between your professional trajectory and the development of your leadership skills. Come to this lunch and learn to explore more about how your leadership growth is directly tied to your career journey. Food is provided

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

But We Have Always Done it this Way!: Revaluating Organizational Traditions and Practices

3-4pm

Senate Chamber (Ohio Union)

Ever sit in a planning meeting, and someone says, "But we have always done it this way"? That mindset alone can stunt organizational growth and innovation. It can also perpetuate behaviors and traditions that might not benefit your members. In this workshop, we will discuss how to assess your organization's traditions and practices, how to combat harmful behaviors, and re-imagine traditions into healthy celebrations. At the end of this session, participants can start to develop a roadmap to increase a sense of belonging in their organization while aligning practices with their values.

Themes: Community Engagement, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Incorporating Mindfulness Into Your Personal Leadership

6:30-7:30pm

RPAC Meeting Room #2

Mindfulness is an active practice that increases your sense of self awareness, allows you to be more present, and supports your overall wellness as a leader. You will leave this workshop with a set of mindfulness strategies you can keep in your "leadership toolbox" for the year to come.

Themes: Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Making a World of Difference: Exploring Multicultural Leadership

6:30-7:30pm

Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room (Ohio Union)

Cultural context shapes leadership practices in many different ways around the world. This session will combine an overview of work by multicultural leadership author Juana Bordas and conversations with local and national leaders to explore differing perspectives on what it means to be a leader. The session will provide participants an opportunity to think about how their identities shape how they work with others, and to learn from real-world leaders who incorporate inclusive, multicultural practices in their everyday leadership practices.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Explore Your Values

7-8pm

VIRTUAL

Values help us drive every decision we make. Come to this interactive virtual workshop in order to learn more about your core values and how they apply to your leadership skills, styles, and goals

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

How to Share Your Leadership Involvement on Your Resume

7-8:15pm

McPherson Hall Room 2015

Involved on campus? Not sure how to describe your leadership/involvement experiences on your resume? Come to this session to learn tips for best promoting yourself.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Tuesday, October 4

Lunch and Learn: Community Engaged Leadership

11:30am-12:30pm

Barbie Tootle Room (Ohio Union)

We believe that leadership is a process that can be learned, with the ultimate goal of bettering our communities. Programs focused on Community Engagement explore the various ways in which you, as a student, can be engaged in your community in positive and meaningful ways. Come to this lunch and learn to explore more about how you can be an engaged leader in your community. Food is provided

Themes: Community Engagement

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Social Change and Social Justice: What's the Difference?

Time TBD

Knight House

Discussing the important characteristics and differences between Social Change and Social Justice, how you can become advocates of both, and how to get involved on campus and within the Columbus community.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

A Critical Look at Leadership Assessment - Can They Do Harm? 

1-2pm

Room 136, Ramseyer Hall

Personal assessments are used widely on college campuses and in leadership/career development. They also continue to be a part of professional development in the workforce. Sometimes students/employees are given a choice to participate and sometimes assessment are mandatory. Typically, assessments are presented as a helpful tool grounded in research, but in reality, many assessments are not widely supported by research. Additionally, the results may not be applicable or supported for marginalized populations or are impacted by bias and stereotypes. It is incredibly important that we learn about the critiques of assessments as consumers of this data as we learn more about ourselves. Come learn how to utilize and interpret assessments through a lens of ethics and care.

Themes: Personal Exploration, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Leveraging Handshake

5:30-6:30pm

VIRTUAL

Do you want to connect with employers, research job and internship opportunities, and even chat with students who have already had your dream job or internship? Every Ohio State student can explore job and internship opportunities through Handshake. Leveraging Handshake is a free workshop for all Ohio State students, hosted by Buckeye Careers in the Office of Student Life. You will learn how to make the most out of Handshake to find a part time job, internship, or full time job. This workshop will empower you to research potential employers, and to use Handshake to contact them. You will also learn how to use Handshake for career exploration and to find out what other students with similar majors and interests have done.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Leadership In Service: Buck-I-SERV Trip Leader Experiences Panel

5:30-6:30pm

(Ohio Union)

Buck-I-SERV is Ohio State University's Alternative Break Program. Buck-I-SERV is to provide students with a challenging and engaging opportunity to lead and learn through direct service experiences. Hear from recent Buck-I-SERV trip leaders about their experiences and what they learned about leading groups of students through an alternative break experience.

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service 5th Annual Open House

5:30-7:30pm

Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service (Ohio Union)

The Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service invites all Ohio State students to see and experience leadership through the lens of student organization involvement. Stop by the KBK Center to enjoy free food, meet student organization leaders, learn about resources available to organizations and individual students and deepen your leadership experiences here at Ohio State. Food provided

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Featured Session: Practicing Everyday Leadership

7:30-8:30pm

VIRTUAL

In Student Life, we believe that leadership is not a position, but a process and something that you practice every day. Leadership doesn’t belong to a specific type or person – it is a series of skills that can be learned and developed by anyone. Come to this panel to hear from current leaders across The Ohio State University about how they practice leadership every day.

Panelists To Be Announced:

Themes: Career Development Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Wednesday, October 5

Lunch and Learn: Inclusive Leadership 

11:30am-12:30pm

Barbie Tootle Room (Ohio Union)

Leadership is practiced with groups of diverse people with distinct experiences and worldviews. As such, it is critical for leaders to integrate inclusive practices into their leadership style. Come to this lunch and learn to explore more about how you can be an inclusive leader. Food is provided

Themes: Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Women's Career Journeys - Focusing on Authenticity, Balance, and Challenge

11:30am-12:30pm

Brutus Buckeye Room (Ohio Union)

Women’s career journeys have steadily become a topic of focus during the Covid-19 pandemic and continue to be spotlighted moving into a new normal post-lockdown. This session will look to emphasize female-identifying individual’s career journeys with a focus on authenticity, balance, and challenge. Participants can expect to spend time centering on their values and desires for when entering their full-time career. Female-identifying individuals from all colleges, departments, and majors are welcomed to engage in conversation.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Thank You for Coming to My TEDTalk: Public Speaking Basics

11:30-12:30pm

Senate Chamber (Ohio Union)

In this workshop, participating students will come to recognize themselves as public speakers. Through small-group practices in speaking, participating students will develop the confidence to share their ideas and better understand how to communicate those ideas with varying audiences. This workshop is ideal for students seeking practical tools to articulate themselves in new settings.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Get Involved Where You Live 

1-2pm

Curl Viewpoint

Curious how to get involved on campus in the residence halls? Learn how getting involved where you live can help you connect with peers, grow as a person, and learn transferable skills to benefit your future. We’ll discuss the opportunities available through Housing and Residence Education, provide tips for reflection to do before applying to opportunities, and sharing the ways in which you can grow as a leader through these opportunities.

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate students

Building a Career Vision 

3-4pm

VIRTUAL

What academic program both interests me and would lead to a fulfilling career? How do I choose between two equally appealing summer options? Having a career vision can help to answer these questions and more. Attend this workshop to learn about how a challenge mindset, along with your interests and values can help in building your vision and directing your next steps.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Environmental Wellness Walk

5:30-7pm

Meet at Ohio Union West Plaza

Come engage in the environment right here at Ohio State, and learn about how to be environmentally well at the same time. Be sure to dress for the weather!

Themes: Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Showcasing Leadership Experiences on Your Resume

7-8pm

VIRTUAL

In this session, we will talk through effective strategies to highlight your past and future leadership experiences on your resume. We will also talk about how past internships, jobs, or clubs -- which you may not see as formal leadership experiences -- can be framed to help a future employer see your leadership skills and potential. You do not need a resume already written to attend.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Culturally Conscious Leadership in Community Development

7:30-8:30pm

VIRTUAL

This workshop explores the different styles of leadership that are found in culturally-conscious community engagement. Students will engage in personal introspection and critical thinking activities to examine what leadership style plays to their natural strengths and empowers them to give back to their communities. They will also be given strategies on how to mobilize others according to common interests while considering a wide spectrum of intersectional identities. The session gives particular emphasis to anti-saviorism work, advocacy, conflict-resolution, grassroots empowerment, and the ladder of citizen participation model.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Thursday, October 6

How Leaders Leverage Technology

11am-noon

Design Lab at COhatch Gateway

Participants will learn why ‘less is more’ with technology and be encouraged to use their technology in creative and productive ways instead of letting technology use them.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Lunch and Learn: Exploring Your Leadership

11:30am-12:30pm

Barbie Tootle Room (Ohio Union)

Strong leadership begins with self-awareness and self-reflection on your strengths, your areas for growth, and the unique way you can contribute as a leader.Come to this lunch and learn to explore more about how you can be a leader. Food is provided

Themes: Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Leading Peers to Wellness

12:30-1:30pm

VIRTUAL

This program aims to teach participants methods to center holistic wellness in their leadership endeavors by gaining a greater understanding of the 10 Dimensions of Wellness and how to include them in their personal lives.

Themes: Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Leveraging Leadership Skills for Internship Success 

1-2pm

Younkin Success Center, Room 220

What is one of the top skills employers want to see on resumes? You guessed it, leadership. In this workshop you will practice sharing your leadership story and explore ways to both utilize the leadership skills you already have and develop new skills through an internship experience.

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Create a Personal Brand with Adobe Express

1:30-2:30pm

Design Lab at COhatch Gateway

Get creative with Adobe Express. Participants will learn how to produce graphic designs, edit videos and build web pages. These skills are highly transferrable to internship and job searches, student organizations, academic projects, and creative projects or hobbies!

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Why Don't You Understand Me?

2-3pm

Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room (Ohio Union

This workshop centers on communication across difference. Specifically, participants will discuss the differences between debate, discussion and dialogue and learn tools to more actively participate in the dialogue. Participants will identify ways to create spaces for dialogue and recognize how identity shows up in spaces and conversations.

Themes: Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

STEP-ing Up Your Resume and Interview

3-4pm

VIRTUAL

This session is open to all Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) participants, whether you are currently in STEP or have completed a STEP Signature Project. Participating in STEP engages students outside the classroom in experiential learning opportunities to supplement what is studied in the classroom. As a STEP participant, it is beneficial to understand how to discuss your time in STEP while in interviews for an internship, graduate school, or full-time career opportunity. This session will focus on leadership skills gained in STEP, how to include STEP on your resume, and how to highlight your STEP experience in an interview.

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students

True Colors and Cupcakes 

3-4:30pm 

Keith B. Key Center Lounge (Ohio Union)

Participants will get to learn more about themselves through the True Colors assessment, which will be useful for students to understand as they consider future involvement, volunteer, or career opportunities. You will also get to decorate cupcakes with icing that matches their true color to have a hands on (and tasty!) experience!

Themes: Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Pop Up Leadership Challenge

3-4pm 

TBD

 

Engage with a community partner to solve a real world issue/challenge facing their organization with a group of students from across campus in this pop-up challenge.

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Philanthropy Walking Tour

5:30-6:30pm 

Meet at Ohio Union West Plaza

A member of the class gift council will offer a guided tour around campus, exploring the history of class gifts and philanthropy at Ohio State. Students will also have the chance to learn more about the definition of philanthropy and how students can develop leadership skills through philanthropic, community-oriented work.

Themes: Community Engagement

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Friday, October 7

Won't You Be My Neighbor: Good Neighbor Workshop

10-11am

VIRTUAL

Join Sorority and Fraternity Life and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement for an engaging session on how to be a good neighbor! Take the initiative in becoming a civically engaged leader in your community – by educating yourself! You will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet other neighbors and receive support as you begin on your community leadership journey.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Don't Share That! Media Literacy for a Healthier Democracy

11am-noon

VIRTUAL

What’s your strategy for assessing the accuracy of your news? Do you have one? This presentation provides a media literacy framework for students and practitioners to resist the spread of false information online and might even help save democracy in the process.

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Effective Interviewing

11am-noon

VIRTUAL

This Session highlights what to do before, during, and after an interview, emphasizing interviewing strategies and techniques. Includes samples of questions and how to answer them, as well as useful suggestions to enhance your confidence.

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Lunch and Learn: Being a Holistically Well Leader

11:30am-12:30pm

Barbie Tootle Room (Ohio Union)

Effective leadership and wellness go hand in hand - but sometimes leaders need a reminder about the valuable relationship between the two. Come to this lunch and learn to explore more about how you can be a leader who centers wellness and integrate the Ten Dimensions of Wellness into your leadership style. Food is provided

Themes: Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Be True To You: Leadership and Vulnerability

11:30am-12:30pm

Senate Chamber (Ohio Union)

In this workshop, students will learn to embrace discomfort and vulnerability as strengths. College students are exposed to many opportunities to develop their leadership efficacy, through student organizations, community service, and even academic engagements like research or living-learning communities. By embracing vulnerability, students will feel empowered to be their authentic selves which will translate into better outcomes both personally and professionally.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Young Alumni Panel

Noon-1pm

VIRTUAL

Engage and network with young alumni from the Ohio State University and learn how they navigate the transitions, find leadership opportunities after Ohio State and make connections for networking.

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Questions? Contact Anna Wagner for more information!