Development and Leadership

Recreation and Wellness is committed to offering professional and career development opportunity for student employees. Annually the department provides funding and support for staff to attend local, state, and national events and invests heavily in incentive, award, and recognition programs. Fundraising efforts to this end include the special Student Employee Board organized activities. Recreation and Wellness also supports students who become involved in other campus wide leadership initiatives. Refer to the Center for Leadership for complete details.

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, the BGSU Orientation and First Year Program’s Pillars for Student Success, and the Student Affairs Learning Outcomes. Facilitators are mindful of these connections when creating programs.

Read the BG News Article about one of the 2016-2017 sessions presented by We Are one Team (WA1T/ Yannick Kluch, as an example of the fantastic programming offered on an annual basis.

2017 Student Development and Leadership Schedule Outline

  • So You Want to be a Student Supervisor
    Wednesday, September 13 | 7 PM
    Perry Field House Meeting Room
  • Mock Interviews
    Monday, October 2 | 7 PM
    Student Recreation Center Classroom
  • Budgeting from Where You Are
    Sunday, October 29 | 7 PM
    Perry Field House Meeting Room
  • Tunnel of Oppression
    November TBA | 7 PM
    Bowen-Thompson Student Union

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