Outreach Workshops

Workshop Request Guidelines

Interested in having a CLDC staff member visit your class or student organization to facilitate a workshop? All workshops are one hour, unless denoted otherwise. You can request up to three workshops, per class or group, each semester. Please submit workshop requests at least two weeks in advance.  

PLEASE NOTE:  We will not be able to accommodate workshop requests for dates between August 8, 2016 through August 21st, 2016 due to lack of staff availability.

Outreach Presentations

15-minute Overview

This brief, 15-minute introduction to the Career & Leadership Development Center explores the variety of services and resources offered by the CLDC including an overview of coaching services, leadership workshops, and special events. Students will leave this presentation with an understanding of how to engage with the CLDC and how our services and resources might fit their needs.

Professional Leadership Workshops

Who Are You and Why Should I Care? Leadership Branding for Networking Success

Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” Well, that is often times true, but the statement should be edited to say “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know, and what they know about you!” This workshop will allow you to reflect on your personal leadership brand and discuss how to leverage your leadership brand for professional networking. Participants will develop an elevator pitch and discuss how to utilize LinkedIn and informational interviews for networking success.

Bragging RightsCreating the Perfect Resume & Cover Letter

JOB SKILLS. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS. ADAPTIVE SKILLS. Um, what?! If you’re not sure what these different skills are or how they relate to your resume and cover letter, this workshop is a great fit for you. Sharpen your resume and cover letter knowledge by participating in this interactive workshop. You’ll receive general tips and tricks about the development of your professional documents, learn how to personalize these to fit your unique style, and increase your understanding of the content you should (or should not) include in your resume and cover letter.  

Hunting & GatheringJob Search & Interviewing

Are you clueless about how to find a job or an internship? Do you feel anxious about the interview process? This workshop will help demystify the job search process and help prepare you for the job interview.  Participants will explore resources to create a job search plan for a successful job/internship search. Participants will also be able to identify tips to be prepared before, during and after the interview.

Students can earn the Professional Leadership Certificate by completing these three workshops, a 30-minute career coaching appointment, and a mock interview. By offering all three Professional Leadership workshops to your class or group, students will be well on their way to earning the certificate. 

21st Century Leadership Workshops

I Am Right. You Are Wrong. - Understanding Ethics and Values

Knowing how your values and ethics can influence your actions is the key to self awareness.  By working in small groups, while taking time to assess personal values, participants in this workshop will get a chance to delve more deeply into the gray of ethical leadership.  Through facilitated discussion and interactive group activities, participants will learn the power values can have in decision making and the ethics that drive their multidimensional community.

Building an Awesome Team Understanding Team Development

Have you ever been a part of an awesome team, and do you know what made it awesome?  Learning the foundational knowledge of the natural life cycle of a team can benefit anyone at any level, especially those who have a desire to be part of an awesome team.  This interactive workshop will empower participants to improve the functionality of any group or organization with whom they work by helping them understand how teams function and why they succeed and fail. 

Get It Together Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever overreacted to a situation or hurt someone’s feelings unintentionally?  Emotional Intelligence describes the ability, capacity and skill to identify, assess, and manage your emotions in any given situation. During this workshop, participants will understand ways to better lead and contribute to groups in an emotionally intelligent way, while becoming more self-aware through pair and share active listening activities.

Students can earn the 21st Century Leadership Certificate by completing these three workshops and leadership coaching. By offering all three 21st Century Leadership workshops to your class or group, students will be well on their way to earning the certificate. 

A la carte Workshops

How to Apply to Graduate School

Students participating in the “How to Apply to Graduate School Workshop” will leave with the ability to determine if they are ready for graduate school, evaluate and select programs of study based on career objectives, and understand how to develop a strong application.  This workshop is for students of all academic backgrounds and levels.  Students will also leave with information regarding the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).  Applying to graduate school starts early in a student’s academic career.  Attend “How to Apply to Graduate School” to start this process now!!!

True Colors Personal Success

The True Colors Personal Success seminar provides the opportunity for participants to learn about themselves, learn about others, and explore our similarities and differences. The two-three hour workshop provides ample time for self-reflection, team activities, and group discussion. This isn’t your average personality workshop—True Colors is known for being fast-paced and fun! You will leave with information that will help you consider personality with all of the people you interact with in your life. Participants will receive True Colors cards to keep and reference after the session. True Colors is $11 per Ohio University participant and requires at least two hours and thirty minutes for full facilitation. 


Have you ever been in a group and felt like you were the outsider, or met someone else who was in an unfamiliar place with no understanding of the rules or culture? BaFa Bafa is a cross-cultural simulation workshop that is geared to help students explore the cultural differences in societies and the powerful effect culture has on every person’s life. This workshop requires two hours and thirty minutes for facilitation, and it is not recommended to be split between two class periods. This workshop also requires that two classroom spaces be reserved.





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