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.

2016 - 17 Student Development and Leadership Schedule Outline

  • ALICE Training and Emergency Response Realities
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 7 PM
    Perry Field House Meeting Room
  • Professionalism in the Workplace
    Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 8 PM
    Student Recreation Center Classroom
  • The Toledo Zoo and You - Hands On
    Monday, October 24, 2016 | 7 PM
    Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall
  • Be Healthy for the Holidays
    Sunday, November 20, 2016 | 8 PM
    Perry Field House Meeting Room
  • Let's Hear it from Our Alum
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 8 PM
    Perry Field House Meeting Room
  • Straight Talk About Numbers
    Monday, February 20, 2017 | 7 PM
    Perry Field House Meeting Room
  • Social Justice Panel
    Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 8 PM
    Olscamp 223
  • Hockey Night in Bowling Green
    April 2017
    Date/Time/Location TBA

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2016 - 17 Service Opportunities

  • Swallow Your Pride and Call For a Ride - Volunteers Needed
    Friday, March 17 | Free car rides home on St. Patrick's Day
    For more information: Sandy Wiechman |