Oakland Center, Room 49
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4454
(248) 370-2400
Contact Us:

Jeremy Heinlein
Coordinator of Leadership and Service Programs 
(248) 370-2400

Leadership Development

Student today. Leader tomorrow. Or maybe student leader today, world leader tomorrow?

Through various leadership development programs, you can learn the skills and ingredients for inspiring others to great things. Check out all the ways you can learn to lead!
Jump Start

Jump Start for First Year Students 

Saturday, September 9

10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center 

To attend this event, please register on GrizzOrgs

Need a great presentation for your student organization’s meeting? Pick from a variety of topics:

LinkedIn Skills, Leadership & Service Opportunities, Personality Assessments, Career Skills, and Team Building Activities. Based off of your needs, a Leadership Consultant can even create a tailored presentation for your student organization.

Schedule a Leadership Consultant to come speak at your student organization. Please schedule a Leadership Consultant two weeks before the date that you need them.

Leadership Consultants (LC) gain leadership experience by serving as facilitators, mentors, teachers, and organizational consultants for leadership and service opportunities. Leadership consultants are soft skill developers and can help your student organization increase their soft skill competency, which employers highly desire!
  • Consultants act as ambassadors for the CSA office by facilitating and assisting in various events programs hosted by the Leadership and Volunteer Center. 
  • Serve students by involvement consultations. A student who doesn’t know what to get involved in can meet with an LC and discern what to get involved in based off of their passions and career choice. Make an appointment by emailing Jeremy at jheinlein@oakland.edu
  • Consultants present tailored workshops on a variety of topics to students. These workshops may deal with issues such as creating a leadership philosophy, creating a LinkedIn profile, understanding the importance of service-learning, team building activities, and communication skills.
Explore the leader in you and build your resume by attending this series. Participants who attend all events will receive a leadership certification of completion at the annual Student Activities and Leadership Award Ceremony in April, 2017.  Alumni speakers will present at various times! Come learn from their experiences.

Presidential Scholars: Four of these trainings count as your Leadership Opportunity. 

Financial Wellness   

Finances can be stressful. Learn from the experts at OU Credit Union how to effectively manage your money to set yourself up for financial success while at OU and after graduation.

Learning outcomes: Understand key financial terms, implement financial strategies, and articulate an awareness of financial services available to students.   

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Lake Michigan Room, Oakland Center 


The Art of Public Speaking   
Learn how to be an effective public speaker and how to craft an effective message to all audiences.
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate effective public speaking habits, articulate knowledge of effective public speaking to others, and understand the importance of inclusive language. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Lake Michigan Room, Oakland Center


Millennials Work/Life Balance 
Come and learn how to balance work and life seamlessly with Leadership ExplOUration. 

Monday, February 13, 2017
3 - 3:50 p.m., Lake Superior A


The Power of Nonverbals 
This workshop will highlight what our nonverbals communicate to others, as well as provide important nonverbal tips, that will help students communicate more effectively during interviews, meetings, and presentations.
Learning outcomes: Understand nonverbal communication strategies, demonstrate effective nonverbal communication, and consider the impact of nonverbal behaviors. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Lake Michigan Room, Oakland Center


Resume Tweaking and Creating Your Elevator Pitch 
Does your resume need some fine tuning. Or do you need help getting one started? This workshop will assist  students to effectively market themselves on their resume, and by crafting an elevator pitch to promote themselves.
Presenters: Amy Ring Cebelak and John Cebelak
Learning outcomes: Self branding, identity development, and develop a resource tool for professional and personal development. 

Monday, November 13, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Lake Michigan Room, Oakland Center 

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