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Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities at Columbus State


Club Leadership Program

SEaL supervises/advises up to 40 clubs each semester; beginning this fall, SEaL will offer the Club Leadership Program, a  new programming series designed for club leaders; the program offers training and support to develop leadership skills. Club leaders are invited from each club to participate and develop their club’s success through regular attendance at the following programs:

Club Leadership Program, Spring 2014

Thursday, February 6, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Student Code of Conduct: Social Media

Thursday, March 6, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Passing the Baton

Thursday, April 10, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Student Leadership Awards

This program provides students with a leadership skill set that will help student succeed within their club or in other leadership roles within the community. The Club Leadership Program is aimed toward teaching student leaders the fundamentals of leadership and how to apply those fundamentals to a student's involvement on campus and in the classroom. The program will focus on navigating leadership in college; however, the fundamentals taught in the program can be applied outside the classroom, within the workplace.


Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio

CLCO 2013 Logo

The Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio (CLCO) is held each November at Columbus State Community College. The annual conference is hosted by Student Engagement and Leadership and the Student Ambassador Leadership Program. CLCO's objective is to reach out to college students across Ohio and teach them leadership skills that can be used in their daily lives and in their future jobs. It is a way to network with other college students who are just as passionate about leadership as a way of life.

CLCO empowers the next generation of college students to develop their leadership skills, construct a professional network, and make a difference through civic and community engagement. Through workshops (including a special track for "First Generation" college students), keynote speakers and community service projects, the conference encourages college students to make history every day by investing themselves in the world around them and by actively participating in their own leadership evolution.

Details for the 2014 conference are coming soon!

Interested in joining us? 
Email to be notified when applications and information is made available! Last year's forms can be found here.


Columbus State Leadership Society (CSLS)


New students, do you want to gain valuable leadership skills? Participate in Columbus States’ very own leadership society designed to enhance the first year experience for students. Students will learn about the four cornerstones in which CSLS is built; Integrity, Passion, Vision and Service.

With a renewed focus toward student success, engagement and retention, CSLS engages students and provides tools for successful learning; involvement increases the value of the college experience because students who choose to get involved in co-curricular activities have a higher success rate, particularly in the perspective of Pascarella and Terenzini; they stated in How College Affects Students (1991), "students who are actively involved in both academic and out-of-class activities gain more from the college experience than those who are not so involved.”

Interested students should stop in Nestor Hall 116 or check their email for an invitation. Replacement applications can be picked up in the SEaL office.

For more information, see the FAQ for requirements and application process.



You are at CSCC to get an education, so you might as well take advantage of every opportunity, right? Leadershops (workshops) are all about developing leadership skills while enriching your college experience. The workshops dive into complex issues challenging leadership today in a fun, energetic and interactive environment. Leadershops help today's college student further develop the leadership skills imperative to educational success through practical hands-on activities and interactive presentations.

Why Attend a Leadershop?

  • They're free.
  • They're short - only an hour or two.
  • You can attend as many as you want.
  • They're jam-packed with information relevant to your life.
  • They're taught by experts, counselors, advisors and professors.
  • You don't need to sign up or register in advance. Just show up with your CSCC student I.D.

Spring 2014 Schedule (Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in WD 404):

Wednesday January 29, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. WD 404
Changing the World from Columbus, Ohio
Rachel Rockwell, Student Ambassador Alumni
Do you want to make a difference in the world but feel helpless in Columbus, Ohio? Do you think the "big" problems are on the other side of the world from where you are? Starvation, slavery, death from dehydration...those things don't happen in Ohio right? Wrong. Come learn about the practical opportunities for you to make a difference here and around the world.

Wednesday February 12, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. WD 404
Exploring Improv
Barbara Allen, Human Resources
We improvise every day and don't even realize it. In this workshop, we study the connections between improvisation and leadership to share strategies and hands-on skills for the effective leader's tool belt. We invite leaders to "let go of their egos", to "make their partners look good" and to "fail happily" as they open their minds to improvisation. We hope to share exercises and games to encourage openness to new ideas, flexibility in thought and action, courage to take risks, as well the confidence to move through uncertainty.

Wednesday February 26, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. WD 404
Effective Coaching
Jeff Spain, Business & Industry Department
Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers of team member performance. Whether leaders are guiding people toward success in new or challenging situations, or helping people improve or enhance their work performance, their ability to coach and provide feedback makes the difference between mediocrity and high performance

Wednesday March 19, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. WD 404
How to Put Leadership into Your College Career, One Semester at a Time
Kimberly Randall, Americorps College Completion Coach
"So much to do and so little time", something many of us face when trying to work on our college career. Finding ways to use the tasks you already have to complete, to enjoy doing the things you are inspired to do is what this workshops hope to show you. You'll leave with a plan for how to incorporate your personal leadership goals and Civic commitment into your class assignments: killing two birds with one stone, if you will.

Wednesday April 2, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. WD 404
Make your dreams a reality, TODAY!
Sarah Baker, Global Diversity and Inclusion Assistant
During this presentation you will be given "tools" to make your biggest academic and career dreams a reality. Participants will learn the rewards of acting now instead of day-dreaming, a positive approach to achieving your true north.

Wednesday April 16, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. WD 404
Express Holistic Wellness and Lead the Way
Kimberly Rhyan, Director of Student Engagement and Leadership
To lead is to encounter stress; to manage stress is to practice wellness! Creative expression is a powerful tool student leaders can use to develop a legacy and/or maintain personal/professional balance. During this session, participants will learn to recognize stressors, use creative expression, and lead resiliently through personal reflection. Make your own sand tray and gratitude journal during this session


Student Ambassador Leadership Program (SALP)


It's a competitive world out there! Today, students seeking to meet their educational, career, and life goals need a competitive advantage. The Student Ambassador Leadership Program provides an incredible co-curricular experience that aims to equip students with knowledge, skills, experience, and attitudes needed to be 21st Century Leaders.

Student Ambassadors achieve academic success with a minimum of 2.7 G.P.A.; throughout the Student Ambassador Leadership Program, they develop into a growing and impactful community of learners, leaders, and achievers. Participants in the program are consistently representing and promoting the face of the Columbus State, including, sharing their cougar pride through campus programming and working within departments and offices. These student leaders can also be seen off campus leading and participating in a variety of civic engagement opportunities.

Recruitment for the 2014-2015 group is currently ongoing! 

All applicants are required to attend a (mandatory) Information Session.
(Please note: You must sign up for an Information Session in advance. Sessions
will be held on the following dates: March 17 through 28 at varying times. Please
visit or call the Student Ambassador office at (614) 287-3621 to schedule a
session or SEaL in NH 116.)