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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 in the tabs below. 

"Jump Start" your leadership involvement at OU! Jump Start is a FREE one-day leadership program for first year students (Transfer, Freshmen, and New Graduate Students) to get connected with Oakland University programs and resources.

First Year Student Jump Start, August 30th, 2014: Register HERE!

Transfer Student Jump Start, September 2nd, 2014: Register HERE!
Graduate Student Jump Start, September 4th, 2014: Register HERE!

Reasons to attend "Jump Start":

  1. FREE! Lunch and snacks included!
  2. Write a short essay at Jump Start and be entered to win 1 of 3 book scholarships!
  3. Meet and greet other first year students- potential new friends and study buddies.
  4. Come learn and laugh with our dynamic keynote speaker!
  5. Our faculty panel will teach you the expectations for college coursework and the resources to utilize.
  6. Meet your Jump Start Leader who will lead you in icebreakers and help make Oakland a second home to you.
  7. You have the option of joining Leadership Academy after your completion of Jump Start. This program partners you with an upperclassman mentor. This mentor will teach you about involvement opportunities, Grizz Orgs, Career Skills (How to make a LinkedIn profile that employers desire), and you will complete an academic leadership skill program. Leadership Academy is an interactive program that will help you gain resources, network with OU staff in order to gain references, gain leadership skills, and career skills for getting a job after college or during college.
  8. Learn about Grizz Orgs, resources on campus, student organizations.
  9. Open to all first year students--commuter included!
  10. Residence hall students get to move into their rooms one day earlier on Friday, August 29th.
  11. Spend a day with OU student leaders, faculty, staff, and alumni exploring beneficial  ways to get involved on campus.
  12. Optional Tour for students who have specific questions about campus.

For more information about "Jump Start" contact The Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development, 49 Oakland Center, 248-370-2400, CSA@Oakland.edu


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2013 - 2014 Leadership Consultants
Leadership & Volunteer Center
Center for Student Activities (CSA)

Need a great presentation for your student organization’s meeting?

Pick from a variety of topics: conflict resolution, communication skills, or developing an e-portfolio and schedule a leadership consultant to come visit your student organization.

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!

1. Consultants act as ambassadors for the CSA office by facilitating and assisting in various programs hosted by the Leadership and Volunteer Center.

2. LCs 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 Emily: Delano@oakland.edu.

3. Consultants present tailored workshops on a variety of topics to students. These workshops may deal with issues such as creating a leadership philosophy, making a website, creating an e-portfolio, understanding  the importance of service-learning, teambuilding activities, and communications skills.


To request a Leadership Consultant, email Emily: Delano@oakland.edu









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Explore the leader in you and build your resume by attending this six part training series.
  • Communication Skills: Conflict Resolution, Wednesday: September 18th, 5-6pm , Heritage Room ( 2nd Floor of Oakland Center)
  • How to "Jazz Up" Your Student Organization Meetings, Wednesday: October 23rd, 12-1pm, Heritage Room
  • Leadership & Counseling, Tuesday: November 12th, 12-1pm, Lake Huron
  • How a Leader's Resume Looks, Wednesday: January 22nd, 12-1pm, Heritage Room
  • Leadership & Diversity, Tuesday: February 18th, 5-6pm, Heritage Room
  • Professional Women's Panel: Successful Steps After College, Tuesday: March 18th, 5-6pm, Heritage Room

Dear Presidential Scholars, four of these trainings count as your Leadership Opportunity.

Participants who attend all events will receive a leadership certification of completion!

The student organization that has the most members at Leadership ExplOUration Series throughout the entire year, wins :

$100 in their flex account!


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Take an active role at the university and check out other leadership opportunities such as: 

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make leadership your minor
Contact Us:
Emily DeLano
Coordinator of Leadership and Service-Learning
(248) 370-4334

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