Oakland Center, Room 49
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4454
(248) 370-2400
Contact Us:

Emily DeLano
Coordinator of Leadership and Service-Learning
(248) 370-4334

Leadership Development

Student today. Leader tomorrow. Or maybe student leader today, world leader tomorrow?

Through various leadership development programs, you can learn the skills and ingredients for inspiring others to great things. Check out all the ways you can learn to lead!
Jump Start

Jump Start for First Year Students 

Saturday, September 9

10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center 

To attend this event, please register on GrizzOrgs

Need a great presentation for your student organization’s meeting? Pick from a variety of topics:

LinkedIn Skills, Leadership & Service Opportunities, Personality Assessments, Career Skills, and Team Building Activities. Based off of your needs, a Leadership Consultant can even create a tailored presentation for your student organization.

Schedule a Leadership Consultant to come speak at your student organization. Please schedule a Leadership Consultant two weeks before the date that you need them.

Leadership Consultants (LC) gain leadership experience by serving as facilitators, mentors, teachers, and organizational consultants for leadership and service opportunities. Leadership consultants are soft skill developers and can help your student organization increase their soft skill competency, which employers highly desire!
  • Consultants act as ambassadors for the CSA office by facilitating and assisting in various events programs hosted by the Leadership and Volunteer Center. 
  • Serve students by involvement consultations. A student who doesn’t know what to get involved in can meet with an LC and discern what to get involved in based off of their passions and career choice. Make an appointment by emailing Emily at delano@oakland.edu.
  • Consultants present tailored workshops on a variety of topics to students. These workshops may deal with issues such as creating a leadership philosophy, creating a LinkedIn profile, understanding the importance of service-learning, team building activities, and communication skills.
Explore the leader in you and build your resume by attending this series. Participants who attend all events will receive a leadership certification of completion at the annual Student Activities and Leadership Award Ceremony in April, 2017.  Alumni speakers will present at various times! Come learn from their experiences.

Presidential Scholars: Four of these trainings count as your Leadership Opportunity. 

Participants who attend 5 out of the 7 events will receive a leadership certification of completion. The student organization that has the most members at Leadership ExplOUration Series throughout the entire year, wins $100 in their flex account.

The Power of Voting  
Come learn about the Power of Voting at Leadership ExplOUrations!  

Monday, October 10, 2016
3 - 3:50 p.m., Lake Superior A


Servant Leadership  
Nick, the founder of Fleece & Thank You, will share about the importance of being a servant leader!  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
3 - 3:50 p.m., Lake Superior A, Oakland Center


Millennials Work/Life Balance 
Come and learn how to balance work and life seamlessly with Leadership ExplOUration. 

Monday, February 13, 2017
3 - 3:50 p.m., Lake Superior A


Women's Panel
Come hear from our Women's Panel at Leadership ExplOUration  

Monday, March 13, 2017
3 - 3:50 p.m., Lake Superior A


Fit for Success
Come and learn how to be Fit for Success at Leadership ExplOUration!  

Tuesday, March 10, 2016
4 - 5:45 p.m., Campus Recreation-Studio 919

Interested in a position that focuses on planning service events, overseeing volunteers, and recruiting students to attend service events? You might be perfect for the Service Learning Advocate position!

Applications will be accepted in April 2015. Contact  Emily for more information.
Take an active role at the university and check out other leadership opportunities such as: 
Interested in applying for an internship in service learning and leadership? Learn about event planning, teaching trainings, research in high impact practices, and learn about the non-profit sector. Apply to be a leadership and service intern.