Student Leadership Challenge News

Tuesday, April 29th through Monday, May 5th, 2014


Greetings Challenge Participants:

We hope that everyone has enjoyed their year with the Office of Leadership Development. We want to thank everyone that participated in all of the events and workshops that occurred; they couldn't have happened without you! Good luck on finals and have a great summer.

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When: Thursday, May 1, 2014 (Doors open at 6:00pm and the Lecture begins at 7:00pm)

Where: Howard Gittis Student Center Room 200C

The Main Campus Program Board is excited to welcome Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter and founder of JELLY to Temple University. Come get inspired and learn what it means to be an entrepreneur as he hosts a lecture concerning innovation, technology, success, and creativity.

This event is not a part of the Student Leadership Challenge

Scholarships and Fellowships General Information Session

When: Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Where: Tuttleman Learning Center Room 201

This event is open to all students and discusses ways of funding for your studies, travel abroad, research and more. It's also a chance to explore Temple sponsored and nationally competitive opportunities.

This is not a part of the Student Leadership Challenge

A Day in the Life of a Diamond Leader- Sophia Christenson

1. What has been your motivation for getting involved in the Diamond Leader program? How long have you been a Diamond Leader? I was introduced to the Diamond Leader program when I was enrolled in my Emotional Intelligence and Leadership class my freshman year. I loved the class so much I decided to attend the Student Leadership Challenge events. I enjoyed learning more about becoming leader. Every time I attended an event I felt inspired and like I was becoming a better person. I knew becoming a Diamond Leader would fulfill my experience at Temple. I wasn’t able to fit the responsibility into my schedule until my Senior year. I have been a Diamond Leader for one year.

2. How has the experience impacted you? I would like to mention that I wish I had been involved with the program earlier in my college experience. I have been involved with many student groups on campus; however the Diamond Leader program has been the most engaging, fulfilling experience. It has developed my skills in leadership through facilitating programs, creating workshops, attending speaker series and volunteering. I feel empowered to use the skills I have developed in my professional and personal life after graduation.

3. What has been your fondest memory? I was privileged enough to partake in the Leadershape retreat. There, I decided how I was going to change the world. With a lot of thought, I decided I would create gender equality in the workforce by becoming a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Then, I could leverage my network to inspire other women to become leaders.

4. What is the best part of being a Diamond Leader? The best aspect of being a Diamond Leader is that you are empowered to do and create anything you are passionate about!

5. Do you have any tips/advice for any future Diamond Leaders? Develop leadership experiences before entering the program. Whether that is through joining clubs, being a manager at work, taking charge of group projects, becoming an officer of a group or participating in class. Stay engaged in the program by attending general meetings. VOLUNTEER and ATTEND every event you can, you won’t regret it. Define your passions and contact Lauren to create an action plan. Make friends with other Diamond Leaders!

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Stay connected with The Office of Leadership Development! It's a great way to to find out everything that is new and exciting and how you can stay involved.

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.