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Welcome to the OSU Leadership Center 


The OSU Leadership Center is led by a group of professionals dedicated to providing leadership-centered education and research to individuals, organizations and communities. We provide high-quality, practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities. 

Created in 1990, the center is located on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University and is a part of the Departments of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership and OSU Extension. Our mission is to provide research-based resources and high quality practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities that make a positive difference in the lives of Ohio's citizens.


     This year, we are celebrating 32 years of hands-on workshops and strength-based training activities to both organizations and individuals.

     “Our workshops are accessible, affordable and applicable. Our participants leave with new ideas and tools that they can apply immediately,” said Beth Flynn. 

    Instructor Tom Stewart said, “I think these workshops are important because it helps people transform their lives. Nothing is more important than being able to really improve someone’s life and in many cases the Leadership Center does just that!”

     Communication and conflict management, strength-based training, leadership development and team building are just some of the courses offered by the center. 

     Stewart added, “I think the future is unlimited for the Ohio State Leadership Center. I actually think we are just scratching the surface right now. There is great potential for this program to expand.”

To find additional information about the Ohio State Leadership Center, visit our website, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow our social media accounts. 


2020-2021 Annual Report

Quotes of the Day

There are no office hours for leaders.

- Jawaharlal Nehru -

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

- Mark Twain -

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor fro what he is.

- Francis Bacon -

Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.

- David O. McKay -

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be one's own self.

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Leadership Minutes are used monthly with staff training in Orleans Parish.  I have also incorporated it into various leader training with local community groups.  Thanks for making them available!

Beth Gambel, Orleans Parish 4-H Coordinator

Life is busy.  The Leadership Moments are a refreshing breath of air.  The articles are brief, insightful and give us new ideas and suggestions of looking to strengthen our leadership skills.  Thank you...

Karen Dickrell

Just wanted to thank you again for your leadership messages!  I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate them.  I distribute them to all of our new college hires in our technology leadership...

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As an HR Manager of a large automotive company, I frequently forward the OSU Leadership tips onto our supervisory staff.  Although a lot of times the content may seem basic or common sense like, it is good for...

Kim Schumm, HR Manager, Alex Products Inc.

We received a call from a participant who said that Tuesday's seminar was the best one he had ever attended, and over the years, he's attended many.  He said when he returned to work, he used the...

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