Ohio University

Leadership Programs

Develop your Leadership Skills

Excel in your professional career by developing leadership skills. We emphasize eight leadership skills carefully selected based on research into the qualities of leaders across an array of fields. The skills are self-awareness, team development, problem solving, interpersonal development, adaptability, well-being, intercultural competency and innovation.

Through a variety of opportunities, including leadership coaching and leadership development programs, you can identify the best way to foster these skills in yourself and reach your full potential.

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Have you completed all the steps in one of our career and leadership development programs? Submit a request.  Our office will review your records and send verification of this completion to your email. Please allow up to 10 business days for verification of completion.

Were you working toward a leadership certificate? Don’t worry! Leadership training is the same as a certificate — it’s just a new name!

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Workshop Request Form

Leadership workshops, as well as other career and leadership presentations, can be requested by student groups, faculty and staff across campus.

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Enhance your skillset through career and leadership development training programs! Completing these programs is free and does not require workshop registration.

Career Readiness Training Program

Formerly known as Professional Leadership Certificate

Equip yourself with the tools and resources to be successful in the job and internship search process. By completing three career readiness workshops, a 30 minute career coaching appointment, and a mock interview students can feel more confident about their career development and future success. The Career Readiness Training Program is free and does not require workshop registration.

Career Readiness Workshop Descriptions

Keys to Networking Success

Have you ever heard the saying, "It's not what you know, it's who you know"? Well, that is often 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 participants to reflect on their personal leadership brand and discuss how to leverage their individual leadership brands for professional networking. Participants will develop an elevator pitch and discuss how to utilize LinkedIn and informational interviews for networking success.

Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter

JOB SKILLS. TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS. ADAPTIVE SKILLS. Um, what? If you're not sure what these different skills are or how they relate to resume and cover letter, this workshop is a great fit for you. Sharpen resume and cover letter knowledge by participating in this interactive workshop. Participants receive general tips on the development of professional documents, learn how to personalize application materials to fit their unique style, and increase their understanding of the content that should (or should not) be included in a resume and cover letter.

Job Search and 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 participants for the job interview. Explore resources to create a job search plan, and get tips for before, during, and after the interview.



21st Century Leadership Program

Formerly known as 21st Century Leadership Certificate

Engage in leadership discussions covering topics relevant to your experience at OHIO. Equip yourself with knowledge of leadership concepts that will prepare you to lead in today's global society. By completing three leadership development workshops and leadership coaching. The 21st Century Leadership Program is free and does not require workshop registration.

21st Century Leadership Workshop Descriptions

Understanding Ethics and Values

Knowing how your values and ethics influence your actions is the key to self-awareness. By working in small groups and assessing personal values, participants delve into the gray areas of ethical leadership. Through facilitated discussion and interactive group activities, participants will learn the power of values in decision making and the ethics that drive multidimensional communities.

Understanding Team Development

Have you ever been 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 or fail.

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 emotions in any given situation. During this workshop, participants will learn to contribute to groups in an emotionally intelligent way, while becoming more self-aware through "pair-and-share" active listening activities.