Office of Student Life

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. This position is 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.

Looking for a Workshop Facilitation?

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
  • 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 go.osu.edu/SLArequest

Looking to Apply?

Applications for the 2025-2026 hiring class of SLAs will open in Spring 2025. Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now closed.

Questions?

Contact Kala Coyan-McClure at coyan-mcclure.1@osu.edu for more information.

Student Leadership Advocates