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Workshops, Online Experiences, and Training Programs

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.

Workshop and Program Completion Form

Complete this form after participating in any of the online leadership workshops listed below. You can also use this form to earn verification for completing either of our training programs. Completing this form ensures that your program participation is reflected on Handshake. The form also provides the opportunity to verify your participation to a faculty member or supervisor.

Please allow up to 5 business days for your form to be reviewed.

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Online Leadership Workshops

We transitioned our popular in-person workshops online to accommodate the leadership development needs of students, faculty and staff in a self-guided format. In-person workshop requests are suspended until further notice. For support using any of these materials, please contact us at careerandleadership@ohio.edu. No request process is necessary to use any of the content on this page with students individually or in a class or employment setting.

Keys to Networking Success

Keys to Networking Success Virtual Workshop Video 

Networking Connections Worksheet [Editable PDF] 

Elevator Pitch Worksheet [Editable PDF] 

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 instead 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. Workshop takes approximately one hour to complete.

Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter

Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter Virtual Workshop Video

Treasure Chest Worksheet [Editable PDF]

JOB SKILLS. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS. ADAPTIVE SKILLS. Um, what? If you are 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 your resume and cover letter knowledge by participating in this interactive workshop. Participants receive 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. Workshop takes approximately one hour to complete online.

Job Search and Interviewing 

Job Search and Interviewing Virtual Workshop Video

Job Search and Interviewing Planning Worksheet [Editable PDF]

Job Search and Interviewing STAR Worksheet [Editable PDF]

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 interviews. Explore resources to create a job search plan, and get tips for before, during, and after the interview. Workshop takes approximately one hour to complete online.

Understanding Ethics and Values 

Understanding Ethics and Values Virtual Workshop Video

Values Sort Worksheet [Editable PDF]

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. Participants will learn the power of values in decision making and the ethics that drive multidimensional communities through facilitated discussion and interactive group activities. Workshop takes approximately one hour to complete online.

Understanding Emotional Intelligence 

Understanding Emotional Intelligence Virtual Workshop Video

Personal Competence Worksheet [Editable PDF]

Social Competence and Text Messaging Worksheet [Editable PDF]

Have you ever overreacted to a situation or hurt someone's feelings unintentionally? Emotional Intelligence is described as the ability, capacity and skill to identify, assess, and manage emotions in a given situation. During this workshop, participants will learn to contribute to groups in an emotionally intelligent way and become more self-aware through "pair-and-share" active listening activities. Workshop takes approximately one hour to complete online.

LinkedIn Workshop 

LinkedIn Virtual Workshop Video

Do you know how to effectively use LinkedIn? LinkedIn is often the first social media platform used by employers and recruiters to screen potential candidates. This workshop examines how to best use this platform to build your network, appear in numerous employer and recruiter searches, and translate past and current experiences into future job and transferrable skills. Workshop takes approximately one hour to complete online.

Ohio University Leadership Endorsement 

The Leadership Endorsement provides students at Ohio University with the opportunity to learn about leadership areas, build eight skills employers seek, reflect on personal growth, and prepare to articulate skill areas to employers and graduate or professional schools. Sometimes called soft or transferable skills, these are the skill sets that are useful in any workplace and are highly desired by employers. These types of skills are critical for success in all industries. Completing activities and reflections associated with skill areas requires analysis about experiences that developed personal skill areas. This program's combination of reflection and future thinking will help you analyze growth in a skill area and where you hope to grow while achieving your goals as a leader.

To learn more about the Leadership Endorsement, please visit this page. This program was originally designed for student employees, but has been expanded to be accessible to all Ohio University students to provide virtual leadership development opportunities. For questions about this opportunity, email leadershipendorsement@ohio.edu.

Students are invited to complete the “Foundations of Leadership” program 100% online anytime. Click "Start Now" below and begin the experience by logging in with your Ohio University credentials.


Strengths Workshop

The CLDC's Strengths Workshop offers the opportunity for in-depth reflection of an individual's Top 5 Strengths. All participants of this workshop will complete the online StrengthsFinder assessment prior to the session and engage in dynamic activities to better understand how to leverage their natural talents and build upon their strengths. Participants will also learn to articulate their personal Top 5 Strengths, incorporate their strengths into goal setting and discover the unique strengths of other participants. Strengths is a 2-hour workshop with a fee of $20 per participant. The fee includes access to the online Strengths assessment and the customized workshop facilitation. To request a virtual Strengths facilitation, please email careerandleadership@ohio.edu at least two-weeks prior to your desired facilitate date.

CLDC Training Programs

Enhance your skillset through career and leadership development training programs! Completing these programs is free and does not require workshop registration. You can also use the online programs listed above to continue your work toward a training program while in-person programs are suspended.

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. The three required workshops are Keys to Networking Success, Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter, and Job Search and Interviewing.

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. Complete this program by engaging in the three leadership development workshops listed below, in addition to three 30-minute leadership coaching sessions. The 21st Century Leadership Program is free and does not require workshop registration. The three required workshops are Understanding Ethics and Values, Understanding Emotional Intelligence, and Understanding Team Development. Please note that Understanding Team Development will not be available until in-person facilitation resumes. During the closure of campus, the LinkedIn workshop can be counted in place of this session to complete this training program

Additional Workshops

The workshops listed below are typically offered in an in-person format. Requests for these workshops are suspended until further notice. 

True Colors Personal Success

Engage participants in a creative exploration of personalities, by helping them learn about themselves and others through True Colors. Through various activities participants take part in self-reflection, team projects, and group discussion. This isn't your average personality workshop - True Colors is know for being fast-paced and fun! Participants will gain the opportunity to consider how personality impacts all the interactions in their lives. Participants will receive True Colors cards to keep and reference after the session. True Colors is a 2 - 3 hour workshop with a fee of $20 per participant. The fee includes True Colors self-assessment materials and the customized workshop facilitation.

BaFa BaFa

Have you ever been in a group and felt like you were the outsider? Have you ever met someone 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 in-person workshop requires that two classroom spaces be reserved. BaFa BaFa is a 2.5 hour workshop that cannot be split over two class periods. 

CLDC 15 Minute Overview Presentation

Encourage awareness of the CLDC and our many resources. This 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 career events.
Students will leave this presentation with an understanding of how to engage with the CLDC and how our services and resources best fit their needs.

Building an Awesome Team

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. This workshop is typically part of the 21st Century Leadership Training Program but is suspended until in-person workshop facilitation resumes.

Explore Additional Online Resources 

Visit our online library of resources organized by topics including career exploration and resume writing.