Department of Recreation and Wellness
Employment - Student Development and Leadership Program
The Student Development and Leadership Program (SDL) provides training that includes a philosophical orientation to the field of leadership and a series of workshops. SDL workshops offer hands-on educational experience and prepare individuals for lifelong career and personal growth. Participants develop an appreciation for engaged leadership while inspiring active and healthy lifestyles.
In order to promote student learning, SDL sessions are grounded in theory. The two anchors for theoretical support are Kouzes & Posner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and the BGSU Orientation and First Year Program’s Pillars for Student Success. Facilitators are mindful of these connections when creating programs.
Spring 2013 SDL Sessions
Customer Service and Diversity
Monday, January 14, 8:30 PM - Perry Field House Meeting Room
How do different aspects of diversity impact Recreation and Wellness? How do your identities affect you as a staff member? Hone customer service skills and learn about how diversity affects patrons of Recreation and Wellness.
Monday, February 11, 8:00 PM - Student Recreation Center Youth and Family Room
Do you know how to identify high risk situations? Attend this refresher training session that helps you identify high and low risk situations and articulate how to minimize risk while working in Recreation and Wellness.
Marketing and Professional Development
Wednesday, March 13, 9:00 PM - Ice Arena Lounge
If you walked into an elevator with a patron, how would you describe your job? How would you describe the Department of Recreation and Wellness? In this session, learn how to be a positive ambassador of Recreation and Wellness to help recruit new staff and patrons. Also, learn how to effectively articulate your position to help you in a job/internship search.
Challenge Day/Day of Service
Sunday, April 14 - Location and Time TBD
The Recreation and Wellness Student Employee Board is planning a special event for this SDL session. This challenge day event definitely keeps you on your toes as you give back to the local community.
Recreation and Wellness also supports students who become involved in other campus wide leadership initiatives. Refer to the Leadership Programs Office for complete details.