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OSU Leadership Center

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Past Workshops

  1. Aug 18, 2021, 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.

  2. Aug 12, 2021, 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:

  3. Aug 5, 2021, 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

  4. Jun 24, 2021, 9:00am - 11:00am

    Workplace stress and tension are rising, which manifests as rudeness and inappropriate behavior.   

  5. Jun 17, 2021, 9:00am - 11:00am

    “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” -Peter Drucker Are you a leader, manager, or both? How do you balance these different styles and skills? To be successful in either, or a mixture, of these roles, you must be able to adapt to the situation, various team members, or an event. In order to do this, you must first know and understand what your preferred leadership style is.

  6. Jun 10, 2021, 9:00am - 11:00am

    “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” - Theodore Roosevelt Research indicates that employees leave bosses, not organizations. Here are some statistics about the impact of good and bad bosses from

  7. Jun 3, 2021, 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. May 19, 2021, 9:00am - 11:00am

    The loudest voice in the room is not always the right voice to follow, stated Suzanne Yost in her article, “Why Introverts Make some of the Best Leaders.” She shares that research shows, introverted leaders can increase profits and productivity. Why and how, will be shared throughout the workshop.

  9. May 7, 2021, 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.

  10. May 5, 2021, 9:00am - 11:00am

    “Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.” -Theodore Roosevelt   Bullying in the workplace has become a common practice over the past ten years.  Bullying takes many forms. If you feel as if you are being bullied, there is a good possibility that your instincts are correct. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, a 2017 survey found that 19% of Americans have suffered abusive conduct at work; another 19% have witnessed it; 63% are aware that workplace bullying happens.