Student Leadership Challenge News

Monday, October 28th through Friday, November 1st


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 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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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.

Leadership Conflict Styles Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 12:30-1:30pm

Student Center Room 220

Are you involved in a conflict that you don't know how to resolve? Come join the CERT peer leaders and learn the nature and value of conflicts. During this one-hour workshop, CERT students will guide you through the steps of conflict resolution and help you learn how to appropriately resolve everyday conflicts.

Leadership Conflict Styles Workshop #2

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 3:30-4:30pm

Student Center Room 220

If you missed our first Conflict Workshop, come join us for another opportunity hosted by the CERT Peer Students.

Easy Public Speaking for Developing Leaders Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 12:30-2pm

Student Center Room 220

Join Jeff Jubelirer for a 90-minute workshop which will focus on the necessary skills and steps to developing a compelling speech and dealing with anxiety. Jeff Jubelirer is widely recognized as one of the top corporate communications and public relations strategists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Perhaps best known for his unparalleled expertise in issue & crisis management and public policy advocacy, Jeff is a "go to" media and political analyst for local broadcast and newspaper outlets. In addition, Jeff recently joined the rotating roundtable panel on 6ABC's venerable weekly public affairs show, "Inside Story." Refreshments will be served.

For more information on Jeff, visit his website:

This workshop is worth 5 Leadership Diamond Points.

STARS Partnership: Inclusive Leadership Workshop




Take your organization to the next level by establishing it as an open and inviting space. This workshop will help participants obtain a better understand of what being inclusive means, understand how to compose a statement of inclusion, and identify aspects of inclusive event planning.

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.