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Leadership and Community Engagement

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 Kala Coyan-McClure at coyan-mcclure.1@osu.edu.

Spring 2024 Workshop Offerings:

There are 10 LEAD Series programs scheduled for Spring 2024. In order to participate, students must register for the sessions below by clicking on the date they would like to attend.

Explore Your Values

  • Learn more about your how your personal values developed, how they might shift over time, and how they impact your lives on a daily basis
  • Monday, January 22, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Senate Chamber at the Ohio Union
  • Register for Explore Your Values at this Link

Networking Essentials

  • Learn more about making and following up with networking connections, create an elevator pitch, and prepare for job interviews
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Zoom Webinar
  • Register for Networking Essentials at this Link

Discover Your Creative Type

  • Learn more about redefining creativity, how to use creativity as a problem-solving skill, and how to better collaborate with others who might have different creative styles or strengths
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Zoom Webinar
  • Register for Creative Types at this link

Networking Essentials

  • Learn more about making and following up with networking connections, create an elevator pitch, and prepare for job interviews
  • Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
  • Senate Chamber at the Ohio Union
  • Register for Networking Essentials at this Link

Get to Know Your True Colors

  • Learn more about best practices for collaboration and communication given how your personality type might conflict with or complement others 
  • Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Senate Chamber at the Ohio Union
  • Register for True Colors at this Link

Fall in Love with Your Love Languages

  • Learn more about your own love languages, those of others, and how this might apply to romantic, friendship, and mentorship relationships
  • Monday, February 12, 2024 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
  • Senate Chamber at the Ohio Union
  • Register for Love Languages at this Link

Thanks for Coming to My TED Talk: Public Speaking Basics

What's Your Brand? Personal Branding

  • Learn more about how to build your personal brand online, in person, and through your leadership practice
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
  • Senate Chamber at the Ohio Union
  • Register for Personal Branding at this Link

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

  • Learn more about best practices for how to balance your schedule, the different types of stress, and how to take care of yourself
  • Monday, March 4, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Senate Chamber at the Ohio Union
  • Register for Time Management at this Link

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

  • Learn more about emotional intelligence, identify your own strengths and growth areas, and come up with strategies to help develop this skill
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from Noon - 1 p.m. 
  • Zoom Webinar
  • Register for Emotional Intelligence at this Link

Requesting Accommodations

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in a LEAD event, please contact Kala Coyan-McClure at coyan-mcclure.1@osu.edu or 614-688-3515. Requests made by two weeks before the selected session will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.