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 various campus partners, offers workshops, conferences, 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.


 

Leadership Coaching for Student Organizations

  • Leadership coaching for individuals and groups are provided by Judy Craven, Director of Leadership Development for the Marietta Campus. Learn how to work from your best talents and strengths; learn effective communication strategies for optimal performance; and clarify your core values for maximum success. To schedule a meeting, contact Judy at jcraven@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-2331.

Conferences

  • The Virtual RSO Conference can be accessed asynchronously throughout the 2020-2021 academic year by following these steps:

    1. Log on to CampusTraining with your Net-ID and password.
    2. Scroll down to the "Student Life" section.
    3. Select the course "2020 RSO Conference."
    4. Enroll in course.

    While the Virtual Conference is required for RSO re-registration, the content is still very beneificial to all RSO members and officers. We encouraged students involved in RSO to access the virtual workshops to learn more about leadership development, organization management, and how the University functions. The workshops available are:

    • Welcome and Introduction
    • Campus Services
    • Caught in a Haze
    • Event Planning FAQ
    • Finding a Balance Between Work, School, Social, & Your RSO
    • How to be an Inclusive Leader in Your Organization
    • Interacting with Minors
    • Mental Health 101
    • Owl Life
    • Recruiting and Retaining Members
    • Student Activities Budget Advisory Committee (SABAC)
    • Traveling Abroad with Your RSO
    • Your Voice. Your SGA. Your KSU.
  • Each year KSU's Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) sponsors a university-wide Diversity Week - formerly known as the Student Diversity Conference - highlighting a theme to guide this multi-day celebration of diversity. This year’s theme is "Navigating the New Normal: The Diversity Edition". The #DW20, held from November 9-13, 2020, is focused on celebrating diversity, inclusion, and enhancing the cultural competence of KSU students. Topics and programs will explore meaningful ways of coming together and celebrating one another in a new era of functioning, driven by major leaps in technological use, health and wellness, and intentional conversations on diverse experiences.

  • Registration is now open for the 2021 Owl Professional Development Conference! To provide quality presentations without limiting capacity, the 2021 Owl Professional Development Conference will be delivered virtually over a 2-day period (February 4th and 5th). Registration has been reduced to only $5, and conference registrants will have access to all presentation materials - even those they can't attend live.


    The Owl Professional Development Conference will be themed around "bouncing back," because we know you will be thrown a curve ball (or two) in your career journey and we want to prepare you for whatever comes your way! Take advantage of this great professional development opportunity to be inspired, build resilience, and chart your path forward.  Don't wait...register today!!!

  • The Department of Student Leadership an Service is excited to present the 2021 Virtual Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 27th! Please check the Leadership Conference website in the coming weeks for more information on the theme, topics, registration, and to submit a presentation proposal!

Workshops

  • Career Planning and Development offers a variety of workshops and events and would love to partner with registered student organizations! View upcoming events on the Career 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, students are encouraged to complete the Student Group Presentation Request Form several weeks in advance of your preferred date. We also recommend partnering with other student groups for these requests!

  • Counseling and Psychological Services offers a wide array of workshops and programs aimed at helping students become successful at Kennesaw State. Visit Counseling and Psychological Services Workshops and Programs for a list of programs and links to other resources.

  • Cultural and Community Centers (CCC) offers workshops which create supportive spaces for students to engage in meaningful conversations around issues of diversity and inclusion. These workshops are designed for various audiences and can be tailored to fit any group whether it be as an in-classroom presentation or co-curricular experience (i.e., student organization meeting, student leader training, leadership/diversity conference, etc.). Please see descriptions of current workshops on the CCC website. To request a workshop for your student organization, please submit a CCC Workshop Request Form.
  • Student Leadership and Service provides a variety of workshops to student organizations on topics such as membership recruitment and retention, motivating members to achieve the organization's goals, leadership development, and much more! To request a workshop from the Department of Student Leadership and Service, please email sls@kennesaw.edu.
  • University Information Technology Services (UITS) offers online resources, one-on-one support, and group training. Check out the UITS Training Services website and Fall 2020 Student Workshop Schedule to see what opportunities are being offered!

Team Building Opportunities

  • 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, please utilize the Fitness on the Fly Request Form.

  • Service to the community provides some of the best opportunities for team building and development! Through the Department of Student Leadership and Service (SLS), Kennesaw State offers the VKSU Volunteer Portal, which is free for all students. Your organization can use VKSU to find volunteer needs on campus and in the local 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 sls@kennesaw.edu.

©