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Student Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy is designed to help you develop valuable skills your future employers are looking for: communication, motivation, goal setting and presentation skills. If you're looking to build your resume, meet new people and show that you have more than just a good grade point average, then Student Leadership Academy is for you. No previous leadership experience is necessary.

SPRING 2014 SESSIONS: JANUARY 27 - MARCH 20

Two Tracks Available:
  • Personal Leadership
  • Career Development
How It Works:
  • Personal Leadership sessions are offered on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Career Development sessions are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Sessions in both tracks are offered at Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College
  • You can choose to attend sessions in one specific track, our you can choose sessions from both tracks to meet your own personal needs
  • Kent State Stark students are permitted to attend sessions at Stark State College, and vice versa
  • Sessions are 50 minutes long unless otherwise indicated

Certifications:

  • Attend 4 of 8 sessions in a specific track to receive a specialized certificate (over fall & spring semesters)
  • Attend 8 of 16 sessions in both tracks to receive a general certificate (over fall & spring semesters)
  • Service projects and additional opportunities are due on March 24, 2014
Session Descriptions & Locations:
Print session descriptions and locations for your records.

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP TRACK SESSIONS

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT STARK
MAIN HALL AUDITORIUM

STARK STATE COLLEGE
M101 BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES CENTER


Personal Leadership Orientation
Monday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Personal Leadership Orientation
Thursday, Jan. 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Description: Want to know what to expect during your Student Leadership Academy journey? Attend this session to find out about facilitators, session locations and more. Students that attend this session will receive a binder for their SLA materials. Arrive early to get to know the coordinators. 

Servant Leadership
Monday, Feb. 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Servant Leadership
Thursday, Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Description: A servant leader sacrifices his or her own needs for the needs of others and paints a picture of a better tomorrow. Learn the qualities of a servant leader, listen to our community partners about volunteer opportunities, and make a difference in our community by helping and inspiring others. Deadline to complete a service project is Monday, March 24. More details will be given during the session.

Ten Ideas for Perfecting Speeches
Monday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m.    Ten Ideas for Perfecting Speeches
Thursday, Feb. 13 at 12:30 p.m.   
Description: This session will provide you with ten strategies for successful public speaking and presentations.   
Boundaries, Burnout & Other Joys of Leadership
Monday, Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Boundaries, Burnout & Other Joys of Leadership
Thursday, Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Description: Being a leader is an amazing and fulfilling experience, but it comes with personal and professional challenges. This session will introduce you to common issues that leaders face within themselves and with others and how to start tackling them early on in your leadership role. Communication, boundaries, perceptions and reputation are all part of the leadership package and this presentation will introduce you to all of it!    
Budgeting for Now and Later
Monday, Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m.
Budgeting for Now and Later
Thursday, Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m.

Description: Gain an understanding of how to put the power of saving and budgeting to work for you, both for the long and short term stages of your life.

Multitasking, Organizing & Prioritizing
Monday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Multitasking, Organizing & Prioritizing
Thursday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Description: Learn quick and easy ways to handle stress when it comes to getting on track and making the most of each day.

Conflict Management, Teamwork & Difficult Situations
Monday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Conflict Management, Teamwork & Difficult Situations
Thursday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Description: Teamwork is a cooperative effort by members of a team to achieve a common goal.  And, dealing with conflict within the workplace is inevitable and should not be a negative experience. Learning new skills to manage communication during those times of conflict can be not only productive, but positive! Experience a new awareness of how to meet team goals and effectively managing conflict in the workplace by performing an ‘out of the box’ exercise that will combine learning and fun!    
Ethical Leadership
Monday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Ethical Leadership
Thursday, March 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Description: What do we do with poor Mr. Heinz? He was convicted of a crime, and if you attend this seminar you will be deciding his fate. And, the verdict you recommend will largely depend upon your personal ethical views. Join us to discover six major ethical views, ponder which view seems to be a good fit for you, and learn why your personal ethics (and character) has everything to do with being an effective leader.      

CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRACK SESSIONS

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT STARK
MAIN HALL AUDITORIUM

STARK STATE COLLEGE
M101 BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES CENTER


Career Development Orientation
Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m.
Career Development Orientation
Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 12 p.m.

Description: Want to know what to expect during your Student Leadership Academy journey? Attend this session to find out about facilitators, session locations and more. Students that attend this session will receive a binder for their SLA materials. Arrive early to get to know the coordinators.     
Job & Internship Fair 411
Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Job & Internship Fair 411
Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 12 p.m.

Description: Successfully navigating an employment fair can be challenging. Planning ahead of time can make all the difference, especially if this is the first time you are attending this sort of event. This session will cover the basics of an Employment Fair including how to prepare before the event, what to wear, what to bring with you, and what to do once you have arrived.    
Resume & Cover Letter Writing (90 minutes)
Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Resume & Cover Letter Writing (90 minutes)
Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 12 p.m.

Description: This interactive workshop covers the resume and cover letter writing process. Find out the do’s and don’ts of effective professional correspondence.    
Networking Strategies
Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Networking Strategies
Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 12 p.m.

Description: Networking is about how to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships for personal and professional success. It is also the #1 most effective job search strategy there is. Learn tips and effective strategies to make who you know (and who knows you) work for you.    
Interviewing
Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Interviewing
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m.

Description: The interview is your chance to shine and an opportunity for both you and the employer to decide whether you are right for each other. A successful interview requires careful preparation. Remember, you don't get a second chance to make a great first impression!    
Graduate School
Tuesday, March 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Graduate School
Wednesday, March 5 at 12 p.m.

Description: There are many reasons to pursue a graduate education including the need for an advanced degree to enter your chosen profession. This session will cover the questions you should be asking yourself to gauge if graduate school is right for you. In addition, a suggested timeline for the process of applying and tips for a successful application will be discussed.    
Marketing Leadership & Transferable Skills
Tuesday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Marketing Leadership & Transferable Skills
Wednesday, March 12 at 12 p.m.

Description: Communication skills, integrity, interpersonal skills, motivation and teamwork - these are just some of the skills that employers value most. Learn ways to express to hiring managers and decision makers that the skills they value are the skills you possess.    
First Day on the Job
Tuesday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m.
First Day on the Job
Wednesday, March 19 at 12 p.m.

Description: The first day on the job is critical to making the right impression. We will discuss tips for handling the first day(s) on the job, cover the do’s and don’ts of impression management, and prepare you for what may be different from your current world.    

Additional SLA Opportunities: Fits in either track

ALICE Training (90 minutes)
Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium
Kent State University at Stark
Additional registration required.

ALICE = Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. This 90-minute session is designed to give you insight and response options when encountering an active shooter and how to make critical decisions during times of extreme stress.

Etiquette Luncheon (90 minutes)
with Ms. Trinka Taylor
Friday, Feb. 7 at 11:45 a.m.
The University Center
Kent State University at Stark

Optional Service Project

Mock Interview


InterviewStream


Deadline to Register: Friday, Jan. 24

SLA Registration

Save the Date! - For Certificate Earners
Spring Student Leadership Academy Luncheon
Friday, April 11 at 11:45 a.m.
The University Center
Kent State University at Stark

Student Leadership Academy Contact:
Ashley Brightbill
Manager, Student Activities & Services
Academic Success Center
abright6@kent.edu
330-244-5041

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