Student Leadership Challenge News

Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 8th


Greetings Challenge Participants! Make sure to check out our new workshops for the month of November!

What is the Student Leadership Challenge?

Commit yourself to becoming a better leader by earning Leadership Diamond Points. Serving as Temples signature leadership development program for all students, the Student Leadership Challenge certificate program provides dynamic and comprehensive programs that give students access to a rich variety of interactive leadership development opportunities. Students may earn their way to a certificate AND then apply to become a Diamond Leader by participating in the programs offered throughout the year. 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.

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Exploring Leadership Speaker Series- Dr. Susan Bernheim

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 11am-12:30pm

Tuttleman Room 101

The Exploring Leadership Speaker Series features area leaders who truly live out the practices of exemplary leadership and offer inspiring leadership insights to our Temple community. The Office of Leadership Development partners with Dr. Tracey Weiss’ Strategic Communication 1112 course on the once-per-month series. Local communications speakers are brought into the classroom of 125-150 students to discuss a trend, topic, or experience pertaining to communications and leadership. The presentation is approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 10-15 minute Q & A.

Join as as we welcome Dr. Susan Bernheim, Manager of Learning and Organization Development at SEPTA Incorporated! Bernheim has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. She will be presenting on the topic of SEPTA's leadership development curriculum and other talent engagement efforts.

This event is worth 5 Leadership Diamond Points

STARS Partnership: Mindfulness

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 3-4pm

Student Center Room 200

Plan ahead for finals with this workshop! Learn some simple techniques to help you balance academics, your role as a student leader, and your social life. Facilitated by the Wellness Resource Center.

This event is worth 5 Leadership Diamond Points


The Office of Leadership Development partners with STARS on various workshops throughout the semester. Keep an eye out for STARS workshops that count towards your Leadership Diamond Points.

The Student Training and Rewards System (STARS) is a voluntary program designed to challenge Temple University student organization members through increased opportunities for leadership and organizational development. Organizations will receive new rewards for each level of challenges met. In order to earn STARS rewards, organization members will participate in activities that are designed to help them learn, grow, and achieve success. Download a copy of the STARS brochure here. You can also grab a hard copy of the brochure in the Student Activities office. If you have questions about the program, please contact the Program Coordinator for Student Organizations.

Write Your Leadership Philosophy Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 12:30-1:30pm

Student Center Room 223

As you learn and grow in your leadership development, it’s important to note your actions, thoughts and behaviors in relation to your leadership style. During this workshop, participants will learn four easy steps to writing your leadership philosophy. We will work to identify each participant’s values, uncover assumptions and understand the individual beliefs around leadership. Participants in the session will focus on writing a brief (one-half page) statement by the end of the hour. This event is worth Five 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” to see the events and point total.

All participants that meet and/or exceed 50 points during the Fall and Spring semesters earn a certificate in April. You will be awarded your certificate at the Student Activities and Leadership Awards Banquet in May. Points are accumulated from the beginning other Fall semester and conclude with final events in April. Points do not carry over each year with the exception of the leadership conferences and seminars.

Students who are interested in a deeper, more committed leadership program can apply to become a Diamond Leader. The department reviews applications after final submissions are made at the end of March for students who meet all of the program requirements. Diamond Leaders are notified in mid-April of their acceptance to the program.