Center for Leadership


Ray Marvin Leadership Award

The Center for Leadership is pleased to announce the 5th annual Ray Marvin Leadership Awards to recognize the leadership contributions of BGSU students. Award recipients will receive a monetary gift ($2,000) based on the assessment of their completed application, supporting materials, and finalist interview.

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Unlock your leadership potential:
The Leadership Workshop Series

Here in the Center for Leadership, we want to help you unlock your leadership potential. Through a series of education experiences offered throughout the semester, you can develop skills that will serve you well inside the classroom, in the BGSU community, and beyond.

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Women of Distinction

The 2nd Annual Women of Distinction Award’s Ceremony, honoring outstanding campus women for their mentorship, leadership, and contributions to women’s empowerment will occur on March 2, 2015 at 7:00pm in room 228 of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Please join us as we recognize six outstanding BGSU women from all areas of campus.


Register for the Inclusive Leadership Certificate Program

The Inclusive Leadership Certificate (ILC), offered by the Center for Leadership and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is a program that will help you develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills for inclusive leadership in an increasingly diverse world. Employers are looking for leaders who value & develop inclusive leadership skills. This is a perfect way to incorporate that competency into your leadership toolkit, meet people who share your interests, and contribute to making BGSU a more inclusive community. Education sessions, a major component of the ILC, occur on Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

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Center for Leadership: Be the Change, Lead the Change

Leadership is learned. The Center for Leadership guides, engages, and teaches students to achieve true leadership abilities. We use mentors, teachers, and community leaders to help students develop this lifelong skill. It is a skill our students use today in their classrooms, in student organizations, and in the community. It is a skill that becomes a part of who they are and who they will become.

Through workshops, classes, and special programs, we take students through every facet of leadership. They learn to lead with integrity and get others excited about getting involved. They learn the real meaning of group dynamics and how to create a team that works as one to achieve its goals. Students learn how to engage others and how to settle conflicts. We give them direction on how to network, broaden their reach, and excel in their missions. We teach them that leaders never stop learning.

To find out more about who we are and what we believe, click here.