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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 30 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. 

     In effort to continue providing these opportunities, now through the end of Spring 2021, all workshops and sessions will be online in order to protect the health of our participants and facilitators due to coronavirus. 

     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. 

Quotes of the Day

Protect your dreams for they will carry you beyond all obstacles.

- Robert Bruce -

Leadership has never been more relevant and more complex, because we have evolved in our understanding of leadership to a point where we consider it as an individual, group, and organizational,level phenomenon.

- Bruce J. Avolio -

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

- Henry Ford -

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellowmen.

- Mahatma Gandhi -

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.

- Dr. Seuss -

         

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Testimonials

I am writing to endorse the “Leadership Moments” that I only recently started receiving approximately 6 months ago as a participant of our Leadership Guernsey program. I have been in administration for the...

Rainy Oliver, Director, Guernsey Counseling Center

I have been through similar sessions...and Jeff (Dr. King) was head and shoulders above any instructor I have had in the past.  Kudos!

Workshop Participant

We found the Spectrum Temperament Development program to be essential to building a strong team.  Beth Flynn did a wonderful job facilitating the program.  She is excellent at defining, in a non-threatening...

Robyn M. Tate, Human Resources

Beth Flynn cares deeply about your leadership skills. There is no better guide for your learning journey.

Jim Canterucci, ELCircle

Beth is a welcoming facilitator who listens well so that she can help each participant gain new skills while strengthening those that are positive.  With advance notice, she can tailor her presentation to assist...

Vicki Schwartz

         

Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
  1. “Maturity
  2. Passion
  3. Drive
  4. Integrity
  5. Reliability
  6. Positivity
  7. Run with a star crowd
  8. Bloom where they’ve been planted 
  9. Track record of success
  10. Respected by colleagues (p.49-50).”

From: Throness, T. (2017). The power of people skills: how to eliminate 90% of your hr problems and dramatically increase team and company morale and performance. Wayne, NJ: Career Press.

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

“Growing your character is about having the courage to expand your personal comfort zone within yourself. Staying in our comfort zone where we feel safe, secure, and in control can in fact be the deception of living in self-limiting fear and ego-driven pride. In nearly every aspect of life it takes character for you to be your best self.

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

“Honesty – Self-Righteousness + Vulnerability = Authenticity

By noticing our own phony tendencies, challenging ourselves to be honest, being self-aware enough to remove our self-righteousness, and having the courage to be vulnerable – we’re able to truly authentic.