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LEAD Series

LEAD: Leaders Engaging in Actions for Development

Are you just beginning your leadership journey? Looking to expand your leadership skills? Want to connect with other students while growing skills that will allow you to succeed in class, in your co-curricular experiences, and in your career path? LEAD is a series of open workshops available to all Ohio State students. Our goal is to make leadership more accessible and inclusive to students throughout the year. For any questions, contact Anna Wagner at wagner.1476@osu.edu.

Get To Know Your True Colors

  • Monday, January 6, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
  • Ohio Union: Student-Alumni Council Room
  • 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 interactive workshop to find out more!

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Thanks For Coming To My TED Talk: Public Speaking Basics

  • Wednesday, January 8, 6 to 7 pm
  • Ohio Union: Barbie Tootle Room
  • Being able to communicate with others in an effective manner is an important skill to have as a leader. As a result of attending this LEAD session, you will be able to learn the basics of public speaking, how to put together and style a presentation, and practice public speaking with others.

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Discover Your Creative Type

  • Friday, January 24, 6 to 7 pm
  • Ohio Union: Student-Alumni Council Room
  • Everyone has a Creative Type. What’s yours? The Adobe Creative Types test is an exploration of the many faces of the creative personality. Based in psychology research, the test assesses your basic habits and tendencies—how you think, how you act, how you see the world—to help you better understand who you are as a creative. Attend this facilitation to find out your Creative Type, and how to collaborate with others across Types.
  • An iPad or other web-enabled device is required for this session

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Self-Care Isn't Selfish: Time Management and Stress Relief

  • Monday, January 27, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
  • Ohio Union: Brutus Buckeye Room
  • One of the most important skills you can learn as a student leader is how to manage your time effectively and take care of yourself. This workshop will allow you to discuss the value of self-care and develop techniques for time management and stress reduction.

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

What's Your Brand? Personal Branding

  • Thursday, January 30, 10 to 11 am
  • Ohio Union: Student-Alumni Council Room
  • 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 in this session.
  • An iPad or other web-enabled device is required for this session

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Fall In Love With Your Love Languages

  • Wednesday, February 12, 10 to 11 am
  • Ohio Union: Brutus Buckeye Room
  • We all have different ways that we communicate love: our love languages. By learning about your love languages, you will be able to enhance their skills in self-awareness and interpersonal engagement, ultimately strengthening their leadership skills.
  • An iPad or other web-enabled device is required for this session

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Explore Your Values

  • Thursday, February 20, 6 to 7 pm
  • Ohio Union: Barbie Tootle Room
  • Strong leaders make good decisions that align with their most important values. This session will help you identify the core values that guide your leadership, and discuss how to make decisions when there seems to be no one correct answer.

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Start Connecting: Networking 101

  • Wednesday, February 26, 10 to 11 am
  • Ohio Union: Barbie Tootle Room
  • An important part of leadership is building meaningful relationships with others. This session will cover the value of networking, the basics of networking skills, and provide participants the opportunity to practice these skills with each other.

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

What's Your Brand? Personal Branding

  • Wednesday, March 4, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
  • Ohio Union: Brutus Buckeye Room
  • 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 in this session.
  • An iPad or other web-enabled device is required for this session

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Self-Care Isn't Selfish: Time Management and Stress Relief

  • Monday, March 16, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
  • Ohio Union: Brutus Buckeye Room
  • One of the most important skills you can learn as a student leader is how to manage your time effectively and take care of yourself. This workshop will allow you to discuss the value of self-care and develop techniques for time management and stress reduction.

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Be Brave, Be Vulnerable: Leadership and Vulnerability

  • Monday, March 23, 10 to 11 am
  • Ohio Union: Brutus Buckeye Room
  • We often think of leaders as strong, and strength comes from learn how to practice vulnerability. Vulnerability and empathy are central to making strong relationships. In this session, you will learn about the value of vulnerability and how to practice it as a part of your leadership style.
  • An iPad or other web-enabled device is required for this session

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Discover Your Creative Type

  • Monday, March 30, 10 to 11 am
  • Ohio Union: Brutus Buckeye Room
  • Everyone has a Creative Type. What’s yours? The Adobe Creative Types test is an exploration of the many faces of the creative personality. Based in psychology research, the test assesses your basic habits and tendencies—how you think, how you act, how you see the world—to help you better understand who you are as a creative. Attend this facilitation to find out your Creative Type, and how to collaborate with others across Types.
  • An iPad or other web-enabled device is required for this session

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Start Connecting: Networking 101

  • Tuesday, March 31, 10 to 11 am
  • Ohio Union: Brutus Buckeye Room
  • An important part of leadership is building meaningful relationships with others. This session will cover the value of networking, the basics of networking skills, and provide participants the opportunity to practice these skills with each other.

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form, or second-years in STEP may register for this PDC on the STEP website.

Fall In Love With Your Love Languages

  • Tuesday, April 7, 6 to 7 pm
  • Ohio Union: Student-Alumni Council Room
  • We all have different ways that we communicate love: our love languages. By learning about your love languages, you will be able to enhance their skills in self-awareness and interpersonal engagement, ultimately strengthening their leadership skills.
  • An iPad or other web-enabled device is required for this session

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form.

Get To Know Your True Colors

  • Monday, April 13, 10 to 11 am
  • Ohio Union: Student-Alumni Council Room
  • 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 interactive workshop to find out more!

Register for this session by completing this RSVP form.