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Student Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy is designed to help you develop valuable skills your future employers are looking for: communication, motivation, goal setting and presentation skills.

If you're looking to build your resume, meet new people and show that you have more than just a good grade point average, then Student Leadership Academy is for you. No previous leadership experience is necessary.

Fall 2018 Sessions: Sept. 25 - Nov. 14

 
TWO TRACKS AVAILABLE:

  • Personal Leadership
  • Career Development

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Personal Leadership sessions are offered on Tuesdays
  • Career Development sessions are offered on Wednesdays
  • Sessions are held at Kent State Stark and Stark State College
  • You can choose to attend sessions in one specific track, our you can choose sessions from both tracks to meet your own personal needs
  • Sessions are 50 minutes long unless otherwise indicated

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Attend 4 of 8 sessions in a specific track to receive a specialized certificate
  • Attend 8 of 16 sessions in both tracks to receive a general certificate

WAYS YOU CAN EARN SESSION CREDIT:

  • Attend at least 4 or 8 in-person SLA sessions
  • Attend two Career Week sessions Sept. 24 - 27 and provide proof to earn SLA credit. View Career Week schedule.
  • Two online SLA sessions will be recorded and uploaded. After watching, answer the prompted questions and submit for credit. (coming soon)
  • Complete one hour of volunteer work and submit the form we give you for credit.
  • Complete a mock interview with Internship & Career Services to earn credit.
  • Attend the Fall Etiquette Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 9. Registration required. See details below.
  • Attend a ALICE Training and provide a copy of completion certificate to earn credit. ALICE Training at Kent State Stark is open to Stark State College students enrolled in the Student Leadership Academy.
    • View ALICE Training sessions
    • Kent State Stark students: Click Registration required and register online.
    • Stark State College students: Contact Emily Ribnik at Kent State Stark Counseling Services at starkcounseling@kent.edu. Include your name and email, and indicate you want to register as part of the Student Leadership Academy. You will be registered manually and will receive a confirmation email.

LET US KNOW YOU'RE PLANNING TO PARTICIPATE:

REGISTER FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


Personal Leadership Track Sessions:
 

CAREER WEEK SESSION
Attend any Career Week session to earn Student Leadership Academy session credit. Submit proof of attendance to Ashley Brightbill in the Academic Success Center. View the Career Week schedule at www.kent.edu/stark/career-week.

 
TIME MANAGEMENT, STRESS & BALANCE
This session will focus on what it means to have balance in your life. Leaders are forced to multi-task which can sometimes take a negative toll on a person’s health and well-being, but it doesn’t have to! Learn what wellness and health mean to you, find out how to identify and decrease your personal stressors, and practice techniques to be successful using time management. 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 2
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Silk Auditorium
    Stark State College

 
THE POWER OF CAMPUS CONNECTIONS
The college experience can be so enriching. Learn about the value of campus connections and how getting involved can lead to leadership organizations, meeting new people and a world of opportunities right on your campus. 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
WHY IS DIVERSITY IMPORTANT?

This session will focus on the many dimensions of diversity as well as an overview of privilege and the significance for students to understand why diversity should be important to them.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND ITS VALUE

More than ever before, a global perspective is essential to success in the classroom, the workplace, and in everyday interactions. Attend A Global Perspective and Its Value to learn what it means to have a global perspective and why it is so important in our interconnect world of today. 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
TIPS FOR HOW TO HAVE THOSE "SCARY"
CONVERSATIONS
Based on the book, Crucial Conversations, this session will introduce skills and tips for how to identify and navigate important conversations and create positive outcomes no matter the topic or who you are speaking with.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 30
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Silk Auditorium
    Stark State College

 
GROUP WORK
DYNAMICS
Group work is common in the classroom, in the workforce and in professional organizations. This session will focus on why the interactions that take place can heavily influence attitudes and behaviors in these situations and which voices are not being heard. 

  • Tuesday, Nov. 6
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
EMOTIONAL
INTELLIGENCE
Recognizing your own behaviors and weaknesses in this area can have real benefits! Learn ways to identify and manage your own emotions and how to be aware of the emotions of others in most any situation. 

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

Career Development Track Sessions:
 

CAREER WEEK SESSION
Attend any Career Week session to earn Student Leadership Academy session credit. Submit proof of attendance to Ashley Brightbill in the Academic Success Center. View the Career Week schedule at www.kent.edu/stark/career-week.

 
RESUME & COVER LETTER WRITING WORKSHOP

Producing a solid resume and a well written cover letter is a basic requirement for a successful job search.  Learn the importance of defining your key competencies to a potential employer and how these documents can serve as your “agent” in the job search process. 90 minutes

  • Wednesday, Oct. 3
    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Silk Auditorium

    Stark State College

 
OH THE PLACES WE WILL GO ... THE ADVANTAGES OF INTERNSHIPS

Don’t rely on luck or fate in your career. Professional success is about putting yourself in a position to create numerous opportunities. A great way to start is by getting out of the classroom and into an internship, which exposes you to the day-to-day ups and downs of a profession. Take your experience to the next level by creating a career map for your future success.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
COMPETENCIES BASED JOB
SEARCH
Understanding the relationship between the competencies you possess and the competencies an employer requires can be a key factor in any hiring decision. This session will help you learn strategies to make your competencies stand out.   

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center

    Stark State College

 
EARLY CAREER SEMINAR: ESTABLISHING YOURSELF

New workers and recent graduates can learn how to choose benefits, build a budget that accommodates rent and commutes, and understand how and why to start investing to grow money for retirement.  

  • Wednesday, Oct. 24
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
WHAT ARE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AND WHY DO I NEED THEM?

Transferrable skills are those that move with you from place to place and develop from academic, employment, leadership, and volunteer experiences. Learn how to identify, demonstrate, and articulate these skills to your advantage.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 31
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Silk Auditorium
    Stark State College

 
PROTOCOLS FOR THE EMERGING PROFESSIONAL

Understanding professional protocols are essential to you being taken seriously when seeking employment. This session will guide you on the transition from expectations as a student into the expectations in the workplace.  

  • Wednesday, Nov. 7
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
CONDUCTING A TRULY ACTIVE JOB SEARCH

A truly active job search involves much more than writing a resume and searching for opportunities online. Learn more about the less obvious ways that can turn your ordinary job search into a truly active process. 

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

ETIQUETTE LUNCHEON - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Did you know there are “rules” when it comes to professional dining? Most people do not know proper dining etiquette, so Student Leadership Academy has created an event for you to learn the “do's” and “don’ts” in this professional setting. Learning important skills can help you when you’re on a job interview or an important business lunch. Join us for an afternoon of eating and educating at the Kent State Stark Conference Center. Open to Student Leadership Academy participants, campus leaders and student employees. Reservations required by Friday, Nov. 1. Business casual dress expected.


Contact:

Ashley Brightbill
Manager, Student Activities & Services
Academic Success Center
40 Campus Center
330-244-5041
abright6@kent.edu