Office of Student Life

Leadership and Community Engagement

Student Leadership Advocates

What is SLA?

Student Leadership Advocates (SLA) is a staff of certified peer leadership educators supported by the Office of Student Life's Department of Leadership & Community Engagement.

The mission of SLA is to make leadership education more accessible to and inclusive of everyone at The Ohio State University, with this position focused primarily on the delivery of leadership, personal, and professional development content to our student body.

SLAs take part in multiple years of experiential leadership education and training, while also providing groups and organizations with facilitation services catered to their needs and goals. After becoming a certified SLA facilitator, you will be qualified to lead any of the several workshops we offer which impact over 3,000 students per year.

Day-to-day responsibilities of SLAs include active and continuous participation in certification, training, and professional development opportunities, frequent workshop and dialogue facilitation for the LEAD Series and organizations/groups by request, as well as administrative tasks such as assisting with the workshop scheduling, consultation, and revision processes.

For requesters: We offer workshops for over 20 different leadership development topics and are happy to work with you on the content you need if you do not see it here. Some of our most popular workshop topics include:

  • Personal Assessments Including
    • Values
    • True Colors 
    • VIA Values In Action
    • Gallup StrengthsQuest
    • Adobe My Creative Types
    • Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
    • Love Languages
  • Time Management
  • Personal Branding
  • Retention
  • Recruitment
  • Mentoring
  • Team Building and Trust
  • Leadership Transitions
  • Leadership and Vulnerability
  • Networking
  • Public Speaking and Communication

Request an SLA Workshop

Looking for help with a workshop, retreat or other support from Student Leadership Advocates? Complete the SLA Workshop Request Form today at

Interested in Becoming an SLA?

This website will always contain the most up-to-date information about SLA and our hiring processes, so please continue to check back if you are interested in applying for a student staff position. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year have CLOSED, and applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will open in Spring 2024.


Contact Kala Coyan-McClure at for more information.

Student Leadership Advocates