Student Leadership Challenge News

Monday, February 10th through Friday, February 14th


Greetings Challenge Participants:

Registration for the Student Alumni Networking Night is ending this week! Also, read on to see the awesome events that are soon approaching...

*Due to the snowstorm and university closure on Thursday, February 13, the Leadership Movie Night has been rescheduled. Read below for details

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.

Student Alumni Networking Night

Tuesday, February 18 at 5pm in Mitten Hall Great Court

Current Temple students are invited to mix and mingle with Temple Alumni from all careers and fields. The night will be filled with opportunities for students to improve their networking skills, while also preparing for today's highly competitive job market. In addition, each alumni mentor will nominate one student for the Louis A. Valletta Memorial Networking Award. The nominated student will have displayed the best mastery of the networking skills that were evaluated and emphasized throughout the night.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with Temple University Alumni
  • Learn how to make an impact in the workforce
  • Walk away with strategies and tools to demonstrate the newly learned communication skills that were put into practice throughout the evening

Macy*s gift certificates will be awarded to the top recipients in order to purchase professional clothing and accessories.

  • Winner: $500
  • 5 runners-up: $300, $250, $200, $150, $100

Visit to register. This event is open to all Temple University students. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Leadership Development, the Office of Student Activities, University Career Center, Temple University Young Alumni, Temple University Black Alumni Alliance, the Hoot Squad (Temple's Student Alumni Association) and a select group of registered student organizations.

This event is worth 10 Leadership Diamond points

Leadership Movie Night presents- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Friday, Feb. 14th, 4-6pm

1755 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA

*This event has been rescheduled due to the predicted snowstorm and university closing. Light Refreshments will be served to all those in attendance on Friday afternoon.

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

Student Center Reel

Showing: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Description: After surviving the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return home to District 12. Katniss and Peeta are required to take victory tour of the country and pay respect to the fallen tributes of the other districts. President Coriolanus Snow visits Katniss in her new, lavish home and tells her she has inspired rebellions in the districts, when she and Peeta threatened to commit suicide so that they would both survive the Games. He orders Katniss to convince the entire country that her and Peeta's love was the reason for their actions, and to convince Snow himself, or he will ensure that her loved ones suffer.


This event is worth 10 Leadership Diamond Points.

Transitional Leadership

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 3pm

Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 217D

Shifting leadership roles over to new officers can be a hectic and sometimes very difficult task. The Transitional Leadership workshop will address the elements for effective leadership transition and strategies for passing down the knowledge and tools for success!

* This event is a part of the STARS Partnership at Temple University

This event is worth 5 Leadership Diamond Points

Leadershape Institute Info Sessions

First Session: Tuesday, February 25th from 6-7 pm in The Underground

Second Session: Wednesday, February 26th from 12-1 pm in the Student Center Room 220

Third Session: Thursday, February 27th from 4-5 in the Student Center Room 223

The LeaderShape information sessions provide students with the opportunity to learn all about The LeaderShape Institute and the benefits of participating in a dynamic program. This experience is an intensive, energizing, and unique six-day experience that involves self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build leadership capabilities. Through this opportunity, Temple students will be able to truly see that leadership is a process- one that LeaderShape defines as commitment to leading with integrity that results in extraordinary change by living in a state of possibility.

What is LeaderShape?

STARS and Career Service Partnership Information

University Career Services events - obtain a slip from the presenter and drop it off at the Graduate Extern office in the Third Floor Village in the Student Center OR the next Office of 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 and your name will be submitted to our office within two weeks of the event. STARS events are hosted by the Office of Student Activities. Students who are involved with both the Student Leadership Challenge and the STARS Initiative receive points/credit within both systems.

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.