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Student Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy


Student Leadership Academy is designed to help you develop valuable skills your future employers are looking for: communication, motivation, goal setting and presentation skills. If you're looking to build your resume, meet new people and show that you have more than just a good grade point average, then Student Leadership Academy is for you. No previous leadership experience is necessary.

SPRING 2015 SESSIONS: FEBRUARY 2 - APRIL 2


Two Tracks Available:
  • Personal Leadership
  • Career Development

How It Works
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  • Personal Leadership sessions are offered on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Career Development sessions are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Sessions in both tracks are offered at Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College
  • You can choose to attend sessions in one specific track, our you can choose sessions from both tracks to meet your own personal needs
  • Kent State Stark students are permitted to attend sessions at Stark State College, and vice versa
  • Sessions are 50 minutes long unless otherwise indicated
  • Lunch is provided at each session


Certifications:

  • Attend 4 of 8 sessions in a specific track to receive a specialized certificate
  • Attend 8 of 16 sessions in both tracks to receive a general certificate

Session Descriptions & Locations
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Print session descriptions and locations for your records.

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP TRACK SESSIONS

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT STARK
MAIN HALL AUDITORIUM

STARK STATE COLLEGE
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES CENTER

Orientation
Monday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m.
Orientation
Thursday, Feb. 5 at 12:30 p.m. in M101
Description: SLA participants should attend this session to find out about facilitators, session topics and locations, in addition to program expectations. Students who attend this session will receive resource materials. This session will be offered four times, but participants will only get credit for attending this session once.
Servant Leadership
Monday, Feb. 9 at 12 p.m.
Servant Leadership
Thursday, Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in M100
Description: If you are interested in serving others or to want to learn how to “pay it forward" and even volunteer in your community, this session is for you! Come learn about our community partners, how you can help and even the leadership qualities you possess.
Financial Planning
Monday, Feb. 16 at 12 p.m.
Financial Planning
Thursday, Feb. 19 at 12:30 p.m. in M101
Description: Budgeting for now and later can be overwhelming. This session will help you gain a better understanding of how to put the power of saving and budgeting to work for you.
10 TIPS for Perfecting Speeches
Monday, Feb. 23 at 12 p.m.
10 TIPS for Perfecting Speeches
Thursday, Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m. in M101
Description: This session will provide students with 10 strategies for successful public speaking and presentations.
Leading Your Superhero Team with TMNT Power
Monday, March 2 at 12 p.m.
Leading Your Superhero Team with TMNT Power
Thursday, March 5 at 12:30 p.m. in M100
Description: A franchise that has stood the test of time for 30 years, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an excellent model for both structured and innovative leadership. They truly epitomize what it means to be a TEAM. This presentation will introduce you to the leadership concepts found in TMNT, including personal identity, team dynamics and communication. Sometimes you just have to find out if you need The Leader, The Brains, The Rebel or The Heart!
Practical Ideas for Making Better Decisions
Monday, March 9 at 12 p.m.
Practical Ideas for Making Better Decisions
Thursday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. in M101
Description: Ok, quiz time. How many decisions does the average adult make each day? 35,000 is the answer. How about spending an hour learning some practical ideas for making better decisions? In fact, if you say “yes” to attending this session, that’s one less future decision you have to make! Good choice! See you at the session.
Better Questions Lead to Better Leadership and Happier Lives
Monday, March 16 at 12 p.m.
Better Questions Lead to Better Leadership and Happier Lives
Thursday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. in M100
Description: By asking the right kinds of questions, you can get yourself out of sticky situations, help others to reach their potential, and reframe negative situations into learning opportunities for yourself and others. This session will draw on concepts in the book, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, by Dr. Marilee Adams.
ALICE Session
Monday, March 23 at 12 p.m.
ALICE Session
Thursday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. in M101
Description: The purpose of ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is to prepare individuals to handle the threat of an active shooter. ALICE teaches individuals to participate in their own survival, while leading others to safety.
Stress Management
Monday, March 30 at 12 p.m.
Stress Management
Thursday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m. in M101
Description: This session will teach you a new perspective on stress, and how to make sure you are making the most of your stressful situation.



CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRACK SESSIONS

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT STARK
MAIN HALL AUDITORIUM

STARK STATE COLLEGE
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES CENTER

Orientation
Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Orientation
Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 12 p.m. in M101
Description: SLA participants should attend this session to find out about facilitators, session topics and locations, in addition to program expectations. Students who attend this session will receive resource materials. This session will be offered four times, but participants will only get credit for attending this session once.
Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop (90 minutes)
Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop (90 minutes)
Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. in M100
Description: This interactive workshop covers the resume and cover letter writing process. Find out the do’s and don’ts of effective professional correspondence. 90 minutes.
Job Fair 411
Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 12:30 p.m.
Job Fair 411
Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. in M100
Description: Successfully navigating an employment fair can be challenging. Planning ahead of time can make all the difference, especially if this is the first time you are attending this sort of event. This session will cover the basics of an employment fair including how to prepare before the event, what to wear, what to bring with you, and what to do once you have arrived. For more information, visit the Greater Canton Collegiate Job & Internship Fair website, or contact Chris Paveloi at cpaveloi@kent.edu or 330-244-5043.
Agriculture, Infrastructure & Oil and Gas
Community Guest Speaker: Richard Regula
Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m.
Agriculture, Infrastructure & Oil and Gas
Community Guest Speaker: Richard Regula
Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. in M101
Description: Stark County Commissioner Richard Regula will share with us the latest developments and outlook for the future in Stark County and our region pertaining to jobs, progress and much more. Attend this session to learn more about your community.
Why Do They Do That?
Tuesday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Why Do They Do That?
Wednesday, March 4 at 12 p.m. in M101
Description: This session covers the hiring process from job fair, application and interview - from the perspective of the recruiter and what you need to know. 
Preparing for Grad School
Tuesday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Preparing for Grad School
Wednesday, March 11 at 12 p.m. in M101
Description: There are many reasons to pursue a graduate education including the need for an advanced degree to enter your chosen profession. This session will cover the questions you should be asking yourself to gauge if graduate school is right for you. In addition, a suggested timeline for the process of applying and tips for a successful application will be discussed.
Professional Best Practices
Tuesday, March 17 at 12:30 p.m.
Professional Best Practices
Wednesday, March 18 at 12 p.m. in M101
Description: If you want to be all that you can be in the workplace, then do not miss this session. Whether you are a new or seasoned professional, hear about ways to ensure you develop meaningful skills in the workplace. Learn about what to avoid in the workplace too. 
ALICE Session
Tuesday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m.
ALICE Session
Wednesday, March 25 at 12 p.m. in M101
Description: The purpose of ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is to prepare individuals to handle the threat of an active shooter. ALICE teaches individuals to participate in their own survival, while leading others to safety.
First Day on the Job
Tuesday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m.
First Day on the Job
Wednesday, April 1 at 12 p.m.in M101
Description: The first day on the job is critical to making the right impression. We will discuss tips for handling the first day(s) on the job, cover the do’s and don’ts of impression management, and prepare you for what may be different from your current world.


Additional SLA Opportunities: Fits in either track
  • Etiquette Luncheon
    Many prospective employers are adding dining to interview components to assess the candidate's abilities in different social situations. This session will help you avoid some protocol pitfalls.

    Friday, March 6
    11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
    Conference Center
    Kent State University at Stark

  • Mock Interview
    Contact Chris Paveloi at cpaveloi@kent.edu or 330-244-5043 for more information.

  • Attendance at the Greater Canton Collegiate Job & Internship Fair
    Contact Chris Paveloi at cpaveloi@kent.edu or 330-244-5043 for more information.




 

SLA Registration

Save the Date! - For Certificate Earners
Spring Student Leadership Academy Luncheon
Friday, April 10 at 11:45 a.m.
Conference Center
Kent State University at Stark

Student Leadership Academy Contact:
Ashley Brightbill
Manager, Student Activities & Services
Academic Success Center
abright6@kent.edu
330-244-5041