Student Leadership Challenge News

Monday, January 20th through Friday, January 24th


Greetings Challenge Participants:

Welcome back from winter break! We hope you had a chance to relax and are ready for an exciting Spring 2014 semester!

What is the Student Leadership Challenge?

Commit yourself to becoming a better leader by earning Leadership Diamond Points.

Serving as Temple's signature leadership development program for all students, the Student Leadership Challenge provides dynamic and comprehensive programs that give students access to a rich variety of interactive leadership development opportunities. Students may earn their way to becoming a Diamond Leader by participating in these programs throughout the year and earning Leadership Diamond Points.

Below is a listing of upcoming events hosted by the Office of Leadership Development. For a complete event listing, visit the department calendar All events are free unless otherwise noted. If you would like to unsubscribe from this listserv, please visit to manage your email subscription.

Leadership 101

Tuesday, January 28th, 12:30-1:30pm, Student Center Room 223

Wednesday, January, 29th, 12:30-1:30, Student Center Room 223

Thursday, January 30th, 12:30-1:30, Student Center Room 223 crucial to achieving success during college. Join us for food, fun and facts as we provide you with the five W's- who, what, when, where and why- to getting the resources you need to empower others through leadership.

By the end of the one-hour session, students will feel excited and encouraged to take action on campus! Participants earn five Leadership Diamond Points as part of Temple's Student Leadership Challenge program. More information is available at


Section 1: Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 2:30 pm (Three-week seminar)

  • February 4th, 11th & 18th (Student Center)

Section 2: Wednesdays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm (Three-week seminar)

  • February 5th, 12th & 19th (Multiple locations)

Section 3: AMBLER CAMPUS Thursdays from 12:45pm-2pm ((Six-week seminar)

  • February 6th through March 20th in Bright Hall Room 106

The Emerging Leaders Seminar provides students the opportunity to explore the Five Principles of Leadership discussed in Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Challenge (2007). Students will spend three weeks identifying these principles by looking at current leaders in today’s global environment and reflecting on effective leadership of the past and present. This program is designed as an introduction to leadership for students to enhance their leadership skills.

Sections 1 and 2 take place in Student Center Room 220. Section 3 takes place in Bright Hall Room 106 at Temple University Ambler Campus.

Registration is required. You must attend each session to get the full point allotment. No partial credit is given. Sessions are offered each semester and are worth 25 Leadership Diamond Points upon completion. This is a nationally-recognized program, a resume-builder, and an opportunity to continue to explore your leadership style.

Register for your section today!


Section 1: Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:30pm (Three-week seminar)

February 4th,11th & 18th in the Student Center

StrengthsQuest consists of taking the 30-minute online StrengthsFinder assessment where students will receive a customized report that lists their top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how they can use their talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success.

During the StrengthsQuest workshop, students will learn more about their five strengths, the practical applications of the strengths and the connection to leadership.

Sessions run each semester and are worth 20 Diamond Leader Points upon completion. Registration is required. You must attend each session to get the full point allotment. No partial credit is given.

Register for your section today!

Leadership Movie Night presents The Hunger Games

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 5:30-8pm

1755 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA

This event is a partnership with the Main Campus Program Board and the Howard Gittis Student Center.

Student Center Reel

Showing: The Hunger Games

Description: In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives.


This event is worth 10 Leadership Diamond Points.

Inclusive Leadership Conference

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 10am-4pm

Howard Gittis Student Center

The Inclusive Leadership Conference helps build a better Philadelphia by providing regional college students the opportunity to enhance their leadership knowledge and skills.

Registration information, conference details and payment options are available at

The cost to participate for students and staff is as follows:

$5 for Temple University

$10 for Campus Philly Partner Schools

$15 for non-partner schools.

The registration fee covers breakfast and lunch for all attendees. If you are registering a group of students, please see the instructions here.

This event is worth 15 Leadership Diamond Points.

How to Check Your Leadership Diamond Points on Blackboard

· Log onto your Blackboard.

· Click on “TU Student Leadership Challenge”.

· Click on “Tools”.

· Click on “My Grades”.

· This will show you what events you have attended and how many points you have earned through this attendance. Remember, you need 50 Leadership Diamond Points to apply for the Diamond Leaders program.

· Please note: These points are for the Leadership Challenge only, you will not receive academic credit for your involvement in the program.

Quick Hits...

Earn five quick Leadership Diamond Points by attending the following workshops presented by our campus Partners - University Career Center and the Office of Student Activities.

Monday, Jan. 27 at 3pm in Student Center Room 223 - Goal Setting
Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10am in Speakman Hall Room 012 - Write A Winning Resume

UCC events - obtain a slip from the presenter and drop it off at Suite 219M in the Student Center OR the next Leadership Development event you attend (i.e. Emerging Leaders Seminar, Inclusive Leadership Conference, Leadership 101 workshop).

Student Activities - please sign in electronically at the end of the seminar. This event is a part of the STARS initiative in the Office of Student Activities.