Leadership Week

Leadership week focuses on providing the BGSU community with a variety of leadership development opportunities. The Center for Leadership offers a variety of programs, many in partnership with student organizations across campus. Additionally, any organization or department on campus can sponsor an event focused on leadership! If you are interested in partnering with us for an event during leadership week please email us at leadership@bgsu.edu

Check out our Fall 2017 Leadership Week!


Leadership Week will take place October 30th-November 4th, 2017!  Information on events will be posted soon.  If you are interested in collaborating on an event for Leadership Week, please contact leadership@bgsu.edu.

Starting your Leadership Journey

5:00 pm -6:00 pm in 314 BTSU 

Want to be a better leader, but don’t know where to start? Come to “Starting your Leadership Journey”, a session provided by the Center for Leadership to assist you in finding resources, finding ways to connect your leadership to your passions, and leave with an action plan to get started in making change in your community.

Inclusive Leadership Certificate- Intercultural Communication

5:00 pm -6:30 pm in 119 Eppler North

In a global society, leaders must develop and value inclusive skills, values, and practices. The Inclusive Leadership Certificate (ILC) is the perfect way to incorporate that competency into your leadership toolkit, meet people who share your interests, and contribute to making BGSU into a more inclusive community! This session will focus on the idea of communicating between different cultures, and how to use that skill in your leadership!

Finding Solutions: Utilizing Design Thinking for Collaborative Goals

5:00-6:30 pm in The Collab Lab, 122 Jerome Library

Learn how design thinking can be utilized as a helpful tool for collaborative leadership.  Design thinking requires collaborators to empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test.  Student leaders will have the opportunity to apply the design thinking process and develop solutions in an interactive, collaborative activity focused on the topic of student voter engagement.  Sponsored by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement, Center for Leadership, and The Collab Lab.

Light Refreshments Provided

Online Registration Form


University Activities Organization - Falcon Fitness

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Student Recreation Center, Basketball Court

Description: Join University Activities Organization and the Student Recreation Center for a night of stress relief programming put on by the Student Wellness Network, free fitness classes put on my Group X instructors, and your chance to win some awesome prizes, including a Fitbit. We hope to see you there!

L.E.A.D. Dessert and Discussion

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in 1000 Business Administration

Got something you want to talk about? Come enjoy a treat and talk! Presented by the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Club as a part of Leadership Week, this event is the perfect time to enjoy a dessert and talk about hot topics including current campus issues, leadership challenges, and how you can be a force for positive social change!

Leadership Academy  

10:00 am - 5:00 pm in 101 Olscamp  

The culminating event of Leadership Week: Leadership Academy is an annual, one day premier leadership conference at BGSU that allows participants to have the opportunity to explore personal values, network with campus leaders, and develop skills necessary for success.  This event is free and includes breakfast and lunch! Register here by October 23rd