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Leadership Lab

Leadership Lab


What is Leadership Lab?

Leadership Lab is an annual professional development experience focused on student leadership development. All Student Life staff and graduate associates are invited and welcome to participate!

Regardless of our title, we are all leadership educators, and we all play a role in helping our students and organizations engage in leadership for social action. This summer, we will dig into our role as leadership educators through the lens of professional engagement, inclusion and well-being with guidance from some of our newest Student Life leaders. The focus of these sessions will be on you and how you show up to your work, not your students and not your programs.

Leadership Lab, sponsored by The Student Life Leadership Project, is an annual summer program focused on preparing any and all Student Life staff to engage leadership practices in their work with students. This summer, we will be keeping our series-style model over the last few summers, with a hybrid approach. This year’s theme will be Data in Practice, with a few sub-focuses on leadership data, wellness data and inclusion data. The goal is for y’all to be able to leave with relevant ways that data can inform your work with students.


When is Leadership Lab?

This summer’s program will be taking place over the last three weeks of June. For each week, there will be half-hour, virtual session led by a Student Life leader and content expert that you can join synchronously or watch asynchronously at some point in that day that is convenient for you. We will then invite you all to join us in person for a lunch and learn on the Wednesday of that week to collaborate on how to put that data and information shared into action. A calendar of our schedule is below

  • A Brief Overview: Leadership Data with Dr. Kristen Rupert Davis
    • June 14, 10 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Virtual, registration to be shared out after you submit your RSVP and you can either attend synchronously or view the recording (it will be sent to all who register)
  • Lunch and Learn: Leadership Data in Action
    • June 15, noon - 1 p.m., join for food as early as 11:30 a.m.
    • Keith B. Key Center Lounge, Ohio Union
  • A Brief Overview: Diversity and Inclusion Data with Angie Wellman
    • June 21
    • Virtual, 11:30 a.m. - noon, registration to be shared out after you submit your RSVP and you can either attend synchronously or view the recording (it will be sent to all who register)
  • Lunch and Learn: Diversity and Inclusion Data in Action
    • June 22, noon - 1 p.m., join for food as early as 11:30 a.m.
    • Keith B. Key Center Lounge, Ohio Union
  • A Brief Overview: Wellness Data with Dr. Shawnté Elbert
    • June 28, 1 - 1:30 p.m.
    • Virtual, registration to be shared out after you submit your RSVP and you can either attend synchronously or view the recording (it will be sent to all who register)
  • Lunch and Learn: Wellness Data in Action
    • June 29, noon - 1 p.m., join for food as early as 11:30 a.m.
    • Keith B. Key Center Lounge, Ohio Union

How Do I Participate?

ALL Student Life employees are welcome to join us this summer. Please RSVP for all sessions you would like to attend by June 1. You can RSVP online.


Please reach out to Anna Wagner.1476 with any questions you have.