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OSU Leadership Center

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences



If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Beth Flynn at or 614-292-3114. Requests made 10 day prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.


  1. Jan 27, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am

    Ethics in today’s workplace and local communities continue to get a lot of attention. This session will begin with creating an understanding of the basis for strong ethical leadership in both the workplace and in our communities. In addition, the workshop introduces strategies to effectively handle ethical dilemmas when neither option is good or when you have to choose between two acceptable outcomes. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will have added value to their current capacities as leaders to create a highly ethical environment.

  2. Feb 2, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am

    How we communicate with each other, whether it is a co-worker or spouse, can make or break a relationship. In this workshop we will explore how people communicate differently and how you can use your strengths to build relationships with your team and increase people's feeling of being heard.

  3. Feb 3, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am

    You get what you focus on."  -Vannoy & Ross 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. 

  4. Feb 10, 2022, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Over the past decade a growing body of literature has documented the importance of social and emotional effectiveness as well as effective coaching (how we take good people and make them the best they can be) and feedback skills.  As leaders face times of increasingly rapid changes within their respective organizations, teams, and/or laboratories they must proactively work with others to lead them through these challenging times while continuing to meet the changing needs of stakeholders and clientele.  

  5. Feb 17, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am

    This past year has been very challenging.  It has affected each of us differently, and some days you may have felt like you were on top of the world, and other days not so much.  Luckily, people tend to adapt well to stressful situations and change, and that is due to resilience.  According to “resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity.  As much as resilience revolves ‘bouncing back’ from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.

  6. Feb 24, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am

    “Successful teamwork is not about mastering subtle, sophisticated theories, but rather about embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. Ironically, teams succeed because they are exceedingly human. By acknowledging the imperfections of their humanity, members of functional teams overcome the natural tendencies that make teamwork so elusive.” - Patrick Lencioni

  7. Mar 3, 2022, 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.

  8. Mar 9, 2022, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Teamwork can be hard! Have you ever been frustrated with a team member and how they approach a task? Why they problem solve differently than you? Why some people think “inside the box” and others can’t even “see the box”? The Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI) is a way to look at an individual’s problem-solving style and creativity. This training will enhance your understanding of team dynamics in problem solving and increase group cohesion, effectiveness, and team building. Objectives:

  9. Mar 10, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am

    Moving from recognizing and understanding to appreciating and effectively using differences is a challenge because we all have a natural bias for our own way of seeing things and making decisions. It can be hard to recognize our own biases, especially when they are reinforced by the cultural attitudes within which we live and work. 

  10. Mar 16, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am

    What does it mean to be an “inclusive” leader?  How do youmake sure that your employees and co-workers feel like they are valued and treated equitably?  Being an inclusive leader involves leveraging the talents and skills of your team in ways that recognize and honor the unique perspectives andexperiences of a diverse workforce.