Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Leadership Development

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The Office of Student Life believes that all students can become exceptional leaders, and that leadership is a lifelong process of learning and growth. Student Activities offers a variety of programs designed to help students become stronger and more effective leaders.

Use the navigation tabs on the left to access programs specifically focused on student leadership development for individuals and organizations.


Introducing the New LEAD Series

The purpose of the LEAD (Leaders Engaging in Action for Development) Series is to allow student leaders to continue to develop their leadership skills across a variety of open workshops, as well as connect with Student Leadership Advocates who can direct them towards deeper forms of leadership development experiences. The LEAD series is designed primarily for emerging leaders, while all leadership levels are welcome. Register for any of the sessions below by emailing Anna Wagner (

  • Fall in Love with Your Love Languages
    • Celebrate Valentine's Day by learning more about your "love languages" - the ways in which you like to communicate and receive love - to strengthen your self-awareness and interpersonal skills
    • When: 2/14/19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Where: Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, Ohio Union
  • Tackling Tough Conversations: Conflict Management
    • We all face difficult conversations: in class, at work, in our student organizations. This workshop will help you develop the skills of conflict management as you prepare to tackle those tough conversations.
    • When: 2/20/19, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    • Where: Student-Alumni Council Room, Ohio Union
  • Better Goal Setting
    • Wether you are facing the summer internship search or just looking for a way to make the most out of the rest of your semester, it is important to set effective goals to guide your path. Come to this workshop to learn about strong tools of goal setting.
    • When: 2/27/19, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    • WhereHays Cape Room, Ohio Union
  • Get To Know Your True Colors
    • We all have true colors that describe how we build relationships, see the world, and interact with other people. Knowing your true colors will help you become a stronger, more self-aware leader. Come to this workshop to find out more
    • When: 3/18/19, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Where: Brutus Buckeye Room, Ohio Union
  • What's Your Brand? Personal Branding
    • We live in a digital age where it is important to make sure that everything you do - your social media, the way you communicate - all connect together into a personal brand that people can identify you with. Sound intimidating? Let us break it down for you
    • When: 3/27/19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Where: Hays Cape Room, Ohio Union 
  • Be Brave, Be Vulnerable: Leadership and Vulnerability
    • When we think of leaders, we normally picture strength. But it is important to also remember the power that leading with vulnerability plays in creating authentic connections with those around you. Come to this session to learn more.
    • When: 4/2/19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Where: Creative Arts Room, Ohio Union
  • Stress Busting 101: Stress and Time Management
    • Just in time for finals, come to this session to evaluate your own time management practices, and learn some additional tips and tricks that will allow you to tackle everything on your to-do list.
    • When: 4/16/19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Where: Brutus Buckeye Room, Ohio Union

Request Support from Student Activities

Looking help with a workshop/retreat or other support or resources from Student Activities? The Student Activities Request Form is here for you! Our team of trained coaches, facilitators, and staff members are excited to support you, your organization, department, or group.