Student Leadership Challenge News

Monday, September 9th- Friday, September 13th


Greetings Challenge Participants:

Please be sure to check out our new event, "Climbing the Wall" and earn 5 Leadership Diamond Points. This event is perfect for individuals seeking an interactive opportunity as well as roommates, LLC'ers and student organizations looking to get involved on campus. If you haven't registered for the workshops and seminars yet, please do so as soon as possible to ensure you are able to Challenge Yourself this 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.


The Office of Leadership Development is hosting two interactive opportunities for you to explore and develop your leadership skills outside of the traditional classroom setting. Your life will "hang in the balance" of your classmates as you learn to work with a team, practice self-care and build trust.

Registration for these two events will be limited to the first 30 students who sign up.

  • Saturday, September 21st from 10:00am to 12:00pm for a Climbing Party
  • Saturday, October 12th from 10:00am to 12:00pm for a Team Building Workshop.

You ARE able to register for either one of these events or BOTH of them! This is a great opportunity to earn 5 Leadership Diamond Points per event.

Register here today!

Registration ends on Thursday, September 12th at 4:00pm

Leadership Movie Night

Thursday, Sep. 12th 2013 at 5-8pm

1755 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA

Student Center Reel

Showing: Lincoln

Description: In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis) endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience -- end slavery or end the war. (Credit:

This event is worth 10 Leadership Diamond Points.

Exploring Leadership Speaker Series- Featuring Bill Clement

Thursday, Oct. 3rd 2013 at 11am-12pm

1755 N 13th St

Philadelphia, PA

Bill Clement is a 2-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Philadelphia Flyers and critically acclaimed author, speaker, actor, entrepreneur and broadcaster.

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.

This event is worth 5 Leadership Diamond Points.

No registration necessary!


Saturday, October 5, 2013 10:00 am

Temple University students are invited to explore their leadership style at this conference. Participants spend the day focusing on the importance to grow in one’s self-awareness for effective leadership. They discover their personal strengths based on the different assessments and learn how to effectively build and lead teams with this interactive and fun one-day event. The forum is free for Temple University students. Registration is required for all attendees, and breakfast and lunch are provided.

This event is worth 15 Leadership Diamond Points.

Register today!


Section 1: Tuesdays from 3 to 5pm (October 1st through October 15th) 3 week class

Section 2: Wednesdays from 3 to 5pm (October 2nd through October 16th) 3 week class

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. The workshop takes place in Student Center Room 220.

Register for your section today!


Section 1: Tuesdays from 12 to 2pm (October 1st through October 15th) 3 week class

Section 2: Wednesdays from 12 to 2pm (October 2nd through October 16th) 3 week class

Section 3: AMBLER CAMPUS Thursdays from 12:45-2pm

(October 3rd through November 7th) 6 week class

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

Sessions run each semester and are worth 20 Leadership Diamond Points upon completion. This is a nationally-recognized program, resume-builder with no homework.

Register for your section today!

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.

STARS- Student Activities

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.