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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. All sessions will be offered in a virtual or hybrid format. Please visit the leadership week website at go.osu.edu/LeadershipWeek for session descriptions, how to register, and more information.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 5

Live From the KBK: Career Development Edition

10-10:30am

Join us every morning of Leadership Week to learn more about the five themes of Leadership Week and what those look like in practice for university leaders. For this session, we will be diving deeper into the Career Development theme. 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 you professional trajectory and the development of your leadership skills.

Themes: Career Development

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

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvfuqgrzMtHtAJYvGUvt1cEQTl4oOML6Nw

Networking

11am-12pm

Networking is essential to career success but it can feel intimidating. This presentation will highlight some of the barriers people face when it comes to networking and several networking tips that can help you to meet your future colleagues.

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/532679?ref=events-search

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: Time and Stress Management

12:30-1:30pm

This workshop is critical for students because of the many stressors they'll be exposed to in the college learning environment. Participating students will define stress, examine examples of stressors they have or may encounter, and develop self-care and time-management strategies to address these stressors. These tools will enable them to more successfully balance new responsibilities and academic deadlines.

Themes: Personal Exploration, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIocOitqDwvEtDGFExo8fhh57Lcx2zlgC_N

Uncovering Microaggressions in Fraternity/ Sorority Life and Higher Education

3-4pm

Many Fraternity/Sorority communities are working toward creating a more equitable and just chapter/council cultures. Sometimes it can be easy to identify when something is offensive and sometimes it can be hard to notice. Together let’s uncover microaggressions, which are often the result of unconscious biases in the dominant culture, and frequently cause harm (intended and unintended). Effectively addressing microaggressions in Fraternity/Sorority Life can help dismantle systems of oppression and create inclusive spaces for members and potential new members. In this session, we will examine different types of microaggressions that affect Fraternity/Sorority Life and Higher Education settings as well as identify some microaggressions we might be responsible for using without knowing it.

Themes: Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1akjbwN4QJuEDNZ0UInGuA

Student Org Essentials: Fostering Wellbeing in Your Student Organization

5:30-6:30pm

There is a new dynamic to adjust to when the Work/Life balance becomes Work/Org/Life balance. Join the student org community on October 5 as we cover the topic of being well while being involved. We will discuss tips for prioritizing personal wellbeing as well as opportunities to enhance organizational wellbeing for leaders and members.

Themes: Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcuurqzkuHdF8Ymt_A-VkZiaEjZC3Od9Y

About Last Summer: Lessons Learned, and Next Steps

6:30-8pm

This interactive Leadership Week workshop will feature an opportunity to discuss, reflect, and create new strategies for moving forward as campus, local, national and global communities after the unprecedented challenges and social unrest of the summer of 2020. This event is open to the entire Ohio State student, staff and faculty community.

Themes: Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/94502929379?pwd=YXJFU0F0NjNZY1k5aUhwN2sxK1BEQT09 (password: 438055)

Tuesday, October 6

Live From the KBK: Community Engagement Edition

10-10:30am

Join us every morning of Leadership Week to learn more about the five themes of Leadership Week and what those look like in practice for university leaders. For this session, we will be diving deeper into the Community Engagement theme. 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.

Themes: Community Engagement

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

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoceGtpz4vHdw3Q8yN0j_NzYNATq3Iga9j

Interviewing

11am-12pm

This interview skills workshop is designed to help students prepare for job or graduate school interviews. We will provide techniques and strategies for interview preparation, answering interview questions and how to act before, after and during your interview. Special attention will be paid to the newly popular world of virtual interviewing.

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/532683?ref=events-search

Alumni Chat with Brad Murray of 97.1 The Fan

11:30am-12:30pm

Connect with alumnus Brad Murray (Strategic Communication, '18) to learn about how he's using his degree at 97.1 The Fan here in Columbus. Alumni love to Pay It Forward, so don't miss this chance to connect with Brad!

Themes: Career Development

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/520944/share_preview

What’s Your Number: A Quick Introduction to the Enneagram

12-1:30pm

The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that is currently popping up everywhere. This session will give you an overview of the Enneagram’s nine personality types. It will shed light on your basic motivations, strengths, and weaknesses based on your number. The session will give you tools to understand how your personality drives your behavior in yourself and others and how to use the wisdom of the Enneagram to be a better leader.

Themes: Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/98321876447?pwd=emhsTm1hMmJ1N1hiNVlqU3Q4Q3hoUT09 (password: 2BrC2D)

Leadership Through Service

4-5pm

Are you interested in learning more about service? Or how to gain leadership experience in roles connected to service? Our members of Buck-I-SERV can help you answer these questions and learn more about what it means to be an active citizen and how to be a leader through service. This FYSS/PDC will show what a week through Buck-I-SERV’s service trips looks like, in addition to other ways to get involved with service locally or virtually

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/93961200455?pwd=Qjk5YTN4L0h6RDA3cGpmc3dkMmtvZz09 (password: 446777)

Purposeful Recruitment for Student Organizations

5-6pm

As student organizations, we know we want to recruit new members, but we often forget to ask ourselves why we recruit or to explain to prospective members why they should join.  This session will help connect student organization leaders to their purpose and develop a strategy to recruit and retain new members.

Themes: Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYscemurjMvG90lvEdb8Dw8QotLsas7ycbt

Making Philanthropy and Service Meaningful in Sorority and Fraternity Life

5:30-6:30pm

Do your members struggle to get excited and engaged with your chapters' service initiatives? Do you want your brothers/sisters to go from being a passive community member to an active citizen in the community? Join us as we discuss how to make philanthropy and service more meaningful in your Sorority & Fraternity experience.  After attending this session participants will have an understanding of the many facets of the service world and how you can shake up your philanthropy/service programs to have a greater impact on your members and the community. Attendees will leave this session with ideas on how to engage with service, tools on how to process experiences, and the ability to draw a deeper connection between service/philanthropy initiatives to your organization's values.

Themes: Community Engagement

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

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/94034925914?pwd=SFV4Wm4wU0dIaHdpUE1ERWRPMU9adz09 

Keith B. Key Center Open House

6:30-8pm

The KBK CSLS Open House will provide students and student organizations with an interactive info session about the resources available to them (such as the Student Organization Success Framework) while getting involved on campus. The program will also give students access to virtually connect with each student organization housed in the CSLS and learn more about the various groups.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErfuGsrjsiGNYN2bTbbTMsqaF0fhdS0osT (password: 907119)

Wednesday, October 7

Live From the KBK: Inclusion Edition

10-10:30am

Join us every morning of Leadership Week to learn more about the five themes of Leadership Week and what those look like in practice for university leaders. For this session, we will be diving deeper into the Inclusion theme. 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. Programs focused on Inclusion will help you learn more about diverse identities, power and privilege, and how to be a more inclusive leader.

Themes: Inclusion

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

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscO2qpjopGNaFRaSTiInWxBDLBeme0VYE

Self-Awareness and Your Strengths

10-11am

This workshop prompts participants to practice intentional reflection and self-assessment. Participants will explore various aspects of their needs, strengths, and interests, and work in small groups virtually to discuss their results and design goals related to the reflections.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdO2qqzsqG9H_RnRtsG-hOjEHQLZSZQvE 

Showing Employers How You Lead

10:45-11:45am

One way to stand out when applying for internships or jobs is using your resume to highlight your leadership experience. Career Coach Mark Runco will show you how to appeal to employers by highlighting ways you’ve led, whether as a member of a student organization, at work, on a team, or anywhere else. Join Mark as he highlights what employers have told us they’re looking for!

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/529964/share_preview

Building a Career Vision as an Undergraduate Student

11am-12pm

What should I study? What kind of career should I pursue? 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

Register for this session at: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/532711?ref=events-search

Introduction to Activism: A Political Engagement Primer

3-4pm

If you are feeling moved by current social justice activism, but do not know what direction to go, this session is for you. This program will encourage students to embrace the importance of political engagement, and provide tangible skills to get involved in issue based advocacy.

Themes: Community Engagement

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdOmsrjsoHtSxUrHO1Ym7SRB4VJTgqtF6

What’s Your Number: A Quick Introduction to the Enneagram

5-6:30pm

The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that is currently popping up everywhere. This session will give you an overview of the Enneagram’s nine personality types. It will shed light on your basic motivations, strengths, and weaknesses based on your number. The session will give you tools to understand how your personality drives your behavior in yourself and others and how to use the wisdom of the Enneagram to be a better leader.

Themes: Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Attend this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/98321876447?pwd=emhsTm1hMmJ1N1hiNVlqU3Q4Q3hoUT09 (password: 2BrC2D)

Good Trouble: Honoring John Lewis through Social Change and Political Mobilization

7-8pm

The workshop honors the life and legacy of Humanitarian and Activist, John Lewis. Participants will examine a few of Congressman Lewis' pivotal contributions to the Civil Rights movement. Students will engage in personal introspection and critical thinking activities.  They will also be given strategies on how to mobilize persons according to common interests while considering a wide spectrum of socio-economic, political, and religious identities. The session gives particular emphasis to courage, collective work, civic engagement, political responsibility, and personal accountability.  Certain testimonials from Congressman Lewis' close friends, colleagues, and mentees will be included.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/91950049553?pwd=cU9BbXc0NElpT3E4b1p4VC8zWnp0Zz09

Social Class and Fraternity/Sorority Membership

8-9pm

There are many ways a college/university and even fraternity and sorority life send messages around who belongs and who doesn’t belong. This interactive session will engage attendees in conversations about the taboo topics of social class and fraternity/sorority life and challenge individuals to assist in advocacy around the harm of classism in our communities. Participants will be given tips and tools to start talking (or continue the conversations) about social class within any chapter.

Themes: Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/97898446856?pwd=RTUzZG1WMlJyd2UzbjlkZ3B6SHVadz09 (password: 215632)

Thursday, October 8

Live From the KBK: Personal Exploration Edition

10-10:30am

Join us every morning of Leadership Week to learn more about the five themes of Leadership Week and what those look like in practice for university leaders. For this session, we will be diving deeper into the Personal Exploration theme. Strong leadership begins with self-awareness and self-reflection. Programs focused on Personal Exploration are designed to do just that - bolster your own understanding of your strengths, your areas for growth, and the unique way you can contribute as a leader.

Themes: Personal Exploration

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

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlce2vqj4tGdJyRwIbZBTqsfQU18TABdos

Building a Career Vision as a Graduate Student

11am-12pm

What is all of this education going to be for? Do I want Industry or Academia? What will I do if I can't land my dream job? 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

Audience: Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/532713?ref=events-search

Thank You For Coming to My TED Talk: Public Speaking Skills

12:30-1:30pm

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

Register for this session at: http://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcu-grD0vHNw6EhhbZUzvZvtkZ9YGYkfr

OWL Student Leadership Opportunities Info Session

1-2pm

The Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) program has a variety of leadership opportunities available to returning students. Learn more about what our program is all about, hear from past student leaders, hear about application timelines, and specifics on the roles you may interested in for summer 2021!

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcuqtrDMvG9QnT1SJk0_PPof5Zvje8dK6

Financial Wellness

2-3pm

As we continue to navigate through uncertain times, what can cause stress and anxiety is regarding our financial wellness. Through this presentation, participants will engage in reflective activities, and learn about resources and tips to provide a solid foundation on personal finances.

Themes: Personal Exploration, Wellness

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

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/98436003131?pwd=M0FiR1BzRHNJbmVhakg4R3pYbnpRUT09 (password: 000228)

Practicing Everyday Leadership: A Panel Discussion With University Leaders

5-6pm

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 Include

  • Dr. Melissa Shivers, Vice President of Student Life
  • Lorraine Pennyman - Director, Fisher Undergraduate Leadership & Engagement Office
  • Jen Pelletier - Associate Director, Student Activities
  • Krystal Reeb - Associate Director, Student Conduct

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

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

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HQhyNw9hQheFQrt6Kvk0gw 

Volunteering and Beyond!

6-7pm

Social justice work includes a spectrum of opportunities such as allyship, socially responsible daily behavior, and education about current events and issues. In this presentation members of Buck-I-SERV will show students how they can take steps towards become an active citizen through social justice work, including hands on service experiences like Buck-I-SERV trips. We will provide direct connections to our community to exemplify how the work of active citizens can impact social justice issues.

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/92908518159?pwd=b0FMdTRtZW5LaVRBazRBdmVPQlhFdz09 (password: 218591)

Friday, October 9

Live From the KBK: Wellness Edition

10-10:30am

Join us every morning of Leadership Week to learn more about the five themes of Leadership Week and what those look like in practice for university leaders. For this final session, we will be diving deeper into the Wellness theme. Effective leadership and wellness go hand in hand - but sometimes leaders need a reminder about the valuable relationship between the two. Programs focused on Wellness will help you learn more about our 9 Dimensions of Wellness and how to integrate wellness into your leadership style.

Themes: Wellness

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

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYudeGhrzwvGdLOyfgYoA3Ks9BGMIigPet0

Leadership and Vulnerability

11am-12pm

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: Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: http://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpc-6prDgpHNVN0VdS2JLfTO_WDBZUFaL9

Engaging Alumni as Mentors

12:00-1:00pm

This session will provide a framework for engaging alumni as mentors to students in your organization. Alumni are eager to connect with current students and provide guidance through their Ohio State experience and career development. The presenter will highlight campus and virtual resources to connect with alumni, in addition to providing guidance on developing a structured mentoring program to meet the needs and interests of mentors and mentees.

Themes: Career Development, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/95338582759?pwd=VFlOYUU1RE1tTzhVMmx2cml0eXNwdz09 (password: 736305)

“Actually, We Do Care”: Young People in Politics

12:30-1:30pm

Too often, people write off Millennials and Gen Z as apathetic or uninteresting in politics. From the youth movement that mobilized for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign to the groundswell of youth voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections, we know that this this isn’t true. Come to this workshop to learn more about why young folks should be civically engagement, and how to make a plan for your own civic engagement.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcOmprDMuE91DSYPH2sJtkkwqeIoMVPHO

Inclusive Leadership

2-3pm

Inclusion is a core value of The Ohio State, yet as student leaders we have difficulty infusing this work in our daily practice. Through discussions and activities, participants will learn how to effectively infuse inclusive practices in their leadership roles.

Themes: Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Jion this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/97174026398?pwd=ZnlMRHpTcktLRjFZaHVYSDNOS0x6QT09 (password: 292707)

LEADERSHIP WEEK THEMES KEY
PE
= Personal Exploration 
CE = Community Engagement 
W = Wellness 
I = Inclusion 
CD = Career Development 
U = Undergraduate Student Audience 
G/P = Graduate/Professional Student Audience

Questions? Contact Anna Wagner for more information!