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Inclusion - Leadership Week

 

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Personal Exploration - Community Engagement - Wellness - Inclusion - Career Development - Graduate & Professional Events
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.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 4

Buckeyes Got Your Back

5:30-6:30pm

IN PERSON: Dave Griner Room (RPAC)

This session aims to inform the campus about intervention approaches to prevent violence. Participants will learn techniques for intervening in varying levels of potentially harmful situations and learn the importance of intervening at all levels. Participants can take the intervention styles quiz which will help determine their most comfortable intervention style and practice using their most comfortable style.

Themes: Inclusion, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://forms.office.com/r/TbChJpRXuh

Buckeyes Making Space: Leadership Strategies for Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Organizational Communities

6:30-7:30pm

IN PERSON: Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room (Ohio Union)

One of the many great things about Ohio State is the opportunity to live and learn with others from all across the state, nation, and the world! This highly interactive workshop focuses on making space for new ideas, approaches, and perspectives from the group that can take our student organizations to the next level. During the session, the group will discuss the importance of making space, explore strategies for creating inclusive and welcoming environments, and share stories of what works for making space for others.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://forms.office.com/r/6g0pd9jZyB

Featured Session

Practicing Everyday Leadership: A Panel Discussion with University Leaders

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

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5l7tFtJYQAKhLna7fETacA

Tuesday, October 5

Won't You Be My Neighbor? A Guide to Being a Good Neighbor in the University District 

2-3pm

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 Engagment, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdu-qqDsvE9L9vKtwKeKpgoOu9If7wI5g

Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service 4th Annual Open House

6-7:30pm

IN PERSON: Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service (Ohio Union)

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, Faculty/Staff

No registration required!

Wednesday, October 6

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

7-8:30pm

HYBRID (IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS)

The panel 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

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y9VrmOZVQnqn_Rynag7Tjg

OR

Watch the webinar in person with Student Life Social Change at the Knight House

Words Matter! Inclusive Language and our Buckeye Community 

8-9pm

VIRTUAL

This program is designed to introduce participants to the concept of inclusive language. Participants will navigate different examples of inclusive language, how to address language concerns in their friend groups and/or organizations, and how it can be used to foster community and support fellow Buckeyes.

Themes: Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsc-Cupj0iGtVRgF03TDmHbWG1jrCX6SR0

Thursday, October 7

Uncovering Microaggressions in Fraternity/ Sorority Life and Higher Education 

4-5pm

IN PERSON: Hays Cape Room, Ohio Union

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: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://forms.office.com/r/nbChewR9U4

Building a Civically Engaged Community 

7:30-8:30pm 

HYBRID (IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS)

Join OSU Votes, a non-partisan student cohort with the Office of Student Life that works to increase civic engagement on Ohio State’s campus for this panel of student leaders who do outreach and involvement in the Columbus area. Panelists will discuss why community involvement is important to students as potentially temporary members of the Columbus community, and advice for student attendees who want to get involved.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J5etOv9FQEeTWEuKTEU7lg 

OR

Join OSU Votes to watch the panel live and discuss in the Hays Cape Room of the Ohio Union

Friday, October 9

Self-Care and Activism

2-3pm

Self-care has become a buzz word, something that we try to talk about as essential to our daily lives, but do we really understand what it means to practice self-care? Self-care is essential to being a leader, practicing empathy, and making positive social change. Learn about different self-care strategies and what works best for you and how to move beyond self-care to community care and activism.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion, Wellness

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://go.osu.edu/selfcare108


Questions? Contact Anna Wagner for more information!