Organization Leadership Development

Leadership is important to the mission of Kennesaw State University. There are a number of ways to develop your leadership skills and potential. The Department of Student Activities, in collaboration with the Department Student Leadership & Service at Kennesaw and Leadership staff at Marietta, offers workshops, a conference and training to help student organization leaders develop the skills needed to foster a successful student organization.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact RSO Support at rsosupport@kennesaw.edu.


2018 RSO Conference: Sunday, August 26th from 11:30am-5pm

Required annual conference for members of all existing RSOs as part of Re-Registration. Students can represent up to 2 student organizations at the Conference and all RSOs must send at least 1 student leader to attend on behalf of the organization. 

RSO Conference Make Up Sessions:

If your RSO did not attend the RSO Conference on August 26th, one representative (a student member) of your organization must attend one of the make up sessions in September or one of the Fall 2018 Workshops for Student Organizations on either campus or the "Turning Tragedy into Progress" event on November 5. Students can represent up to 2 student organizations at a session and must RSVP with this form (we'll send you a reminder email too). See below for the dates and times.

Fall 2018 Workshops for Student Organizations:

Marietta RSO Lunch & Learns:

8/30 12:30p-1:45p Wilson Student Center room 215: How do you lead?
9/27 12:30p-1:45p Wilson Student Center Ballroom B Using your best talents
*10/25 12:30p-1:45p Wilson Student Center Ballroom B Teamwork
*11/29 12:30p-1:45p Wilson Student Center Ballroom B Working through conflict

Kennesaw Leadership Roundtables:

9/11 3:30p-4:30p Carmichael Student Center Suite 267 Check This Off Your List: Identifying & Overcoming Challenges 
*10/16 3:30p-4:30p Carmichael Student Center Suite 267 Motivating Members
*11/13 3:30p-4:30p Carmichael Student Center Suite 267 Officer Transitions & Succession Planning

Students from either campus are welcome to attend any of the workshops listed above.

If a RSO member attends any of the workshops above with an asterisk (*) next to the date, the organization will have access to 25 free color copies from Student Activities this academic year (maximum of 2 students per RSO for a maximum number of 50 color copies per workshop per RSO). A student can represent up to 2 RSOs when attending a workshop.

 

Other Leadership & Skills Development Opportunities: 

Registration is now open for the 2019 Student Professional Development Conference! Join us on January 26th, 2019 as we focus on College to Career: Building Professional Confidence. The conference will be from 9 AM - 4 PM in Prillaman Hall (Kennesaw Campus). 

This one-day conference will give attendees an opportunity to enhance their professional skills, gain insight from experts on successful job searching, and network with employers and presenters. Our keynote presenter will be Steven Carse, Founder and CEO of King of Pops. Topics for this years conference are now listed on the main page on our conference website.

It is your last chance for early registration price! Early registration is only $10, and the cost includes all conference materials, a bag, lunch, and a t-shirt. To register, please visit this webpage. **Register before November 1st to take advantage of our early registration price! It will go up to $15 on November 1st** Registration is open only to KSU students and alumni.

 

Improve your Photoshop, Excel and other software skills with UITS workshops & online courses! Go HERE and scroll to the "Students" section to view opportunities designed for currently enrolled KSU students.

 

Counseling & Psychological Services offers a wide array of workshops and programs aimed at helping students become successful at KSU. Go HERE for a list of programs and links to other resources.

 

Career Planning and Development offers a variety of workshops and events and would love to partner with KSU student groups! View upcoming events on our student calendar and email Amanda Long (along54@kennesaw.edu) if you are interested in partnering on a workshop or event. Some presentations may be available by request. To give your request the best chance of being fulfilled, we encourage you to complete this online request form several weeks in advance of your preferred date. We also recommend partnering with other student groups for these requests!

 

 Team Building Opportunities On Campus:

Fitness on the Fly is a personalized fitness experience for members of the KSU Community brought to you by the Department of Sports & Recreation that is perfect for teams, clubs, departments, and classes! We can accommodate groups with a variety of requests including Zumba®, yoga, strength and conditioning, and more! Requests for a minimum of 5 participants can be a one-time program or in a series. To request a Fitness on the Fly program or find more information go to http://sportsrec.kennesaw.edu/owlfit/fitness-on-the-fly.php.

 

Some of the best opportunities for team building and development is through service to the community! Through the Department of Student Leadership and Service (SLS), Kennesaw State offers the VKSU volunteer management system which is free for all students. Your organization can use VKSU to find volunteer needs on campus and in the community. Connect with agencies that support your mission or find something fun for your group to support. SLS also offers presentations for groups on Active Citizenship and Community Engagement. If your organization would like to request support, please contact volunteerksu@kennesaw.edu.

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