OSU Leadership Center

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Past Events

  1. Mar 22, 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Are you looking for strategies to help groups solve tough problems? Are you frustrated with business-as-usual meetings? Helping individuals to do their best thinking and move beyond conflict and discomfort to a broader perspective of decision-making can be challenging and difficult. This training will equip you with the tools and techniques need to grow or improve your facilitation skills. Participants will: • Understand facilitation and facilitator roles • Understand, assess and manage group dynamics and group decision-making

  2. Mar 8, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Conflict is a part of our daily lives at work or at home. How we manage conflict has a direct impact on how fulfilled we feel about our work, the quality of work, and the quality of work from our respective teams or units. Effectively dealing with and using conflict as a positive tool is a major component of success in current or future leadership roles.

  3. Feb 21, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Are you a positive leader? Do you wonder how others think about your attitude as a leader? A quick test is to observe the way people react to you when you walk into a room. Are people happy to see you? Do they want to talk to you? Or do they quickly make themselves scarce? If they run when they see you, it's time for an attitude check.

  4. Feb 15, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    As a leader it is important to know what talents you possess, that you bring to the leadership table. Do you know what strengths you possess? Every leader possesses her/his own unique set of talents. According to the Gallup Organization, "we spend too much time focusing on our weaknesses, trying to make them stronger rather than recognizing our strengths." When you focus on your weaknesses, you miss out on utilizing what you do best for your organization.

  5. Feb 8, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    There are many choices to be made in the workplace. The workplace can be a breeding ground for conflict due to different personality and communication styles. We can choose to ignore or accelerate conflict with others, or we can choose to allow conflict to make the positive changes within our organization. On the other hand, we can choose to work collaboratively, or cooperatively together to further the goals of our organization. It's a choice we make, so what will it be today?

  6. Nov 30, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    There are many choices to be made in the workplace. The workplace can be a breeding ground for conflict due to different personality and communication styles. We can choose to ignore or accelerate conflict with others, or we can choose to allow conflict to make the positive changes within our organization. On the other hand, we can choose to work collaboratively, or cooperatively together to further the goals of our organization. It's a choice we make, so what will it be today? Participants will: • Understand why conflict in the workplace happens.

  7. Nov 17, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    The foundation of personal and professional success lies in understanding self, understanding others and realizing the impact of personal behavior on the people around you. DISC provides an insight into an individual’s style that can help predict the likely trends of their behavior in the future. It does this by evaluating four key factors in an individual style (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance).

  8. Nov 10, 2016, 9:00am - 11:00am

    “Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits.” -Edward de Bono

  9. Oct 27, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Emotional vampires tend to drain the energy of everyone they encounter. These “vampires” tend to suck out your optimism, and enthusiasm rather than your blood. Their toxic behaviors can range from subtle comments, to full blown drama. These vampires, it can be one, or one hundred in an organization, affect workplace productivity and lowers morale. It is essential to stop having your energy drained from you. One way is to learn to identify the different types of behavior they possess.

  10. Oct 25, 2016, 9:00am - 11:00am

    Are you a positive leader? Do you wonder how others think about your attitude as a leader? A quick test is to observe the way people react to you when you walk into a room. Are people happy to see you? Do they want to talk to you? Or do they quickly make themselves scarce? If they run when they see you, it's time for an attitude check.

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