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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 engage in your community in positive and meaningful ways.

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

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 3

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

5:30-6:30pm

Student Alumni Council Room (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 Everday 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

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, Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students

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

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Thursday, October 6

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 

TBD

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

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

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!