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Student Leadership Advocates

Student Leadership Advocates (SLA) is a peer leadership cohort program supported by the Office of Student Life. SLAs take part in three levels of experiential leadership education and training as a group while also providing Ohio State student organizations with leadership, workshop and retreat facilitation services and resources.

SLAs can work with your student group on your next meeting, educational workshop or retreat plans! These student facilitators are trained in a variety of topics and activities to specifically build leadership and teamwork among groups.


In the past year, SLA has facilitated over 100 workshops, impacting over 3,000 students. Among the topics we present are:

  • Introduction to StrengthsQueststudent leadership advocates cohort 2016
  • Team Building
  • Communication and Public Speaking
  • Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
  • True Colors
  • Time Management and Stress Management
  • Values Clarification
  • Goal-Setting
  • Ice Breakers
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Retreat Planning and Facilitation
  • And Many More!

 Apply to join SLA!

The deadline to apply for our autumn semester has passed, but check back with us for our SPRING18 application! Email Kyle Cohen with any questions.

Request a Workshop or Facilitation

Student organizations and groups can request SLA facilitators by using the Workshop and Retreat Network online request form. This form also has a listing of sample workshop/retreat topics. SLA staff will select a facilitator based on the organization's needs.

SLA may need more advanced notice to fill facilitation requests during the summer term due to a limited number of available facilitators.  


Where to Find SLAs

Come visit us during our SLA Office Hours in the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service. SLA members are usually available between Noon - 8 p.m. Monday-Friday.