The First Year Leadership Collaborative
The First Year Leadership Collaborative, established by First Year Experience in 2005, is a year-long leadership development program for a cohort of 80 first-year emerging leaders. This dynamic program begins with a required summer conference that explores the practical and theoretical foundations of student leadership while also connecting participants to university and community leaders. While at the Leadership Collaborative Conference, participants will be challenged to view effective student leadership as a relational process rather than simply a position or a title.
The aim of the Leadership Collaborative is to equip first-year student leaders with a vision and passion to make an immediate impact as peer leaders in the in the classrooms, residence halls and throughout the Ohio State community.
The Leadership Collaborative Conference Tuesday, July 23, through Friday,
July 26, 2013
NorthPointe Hotel and Conference Center
This leadership development conference is the required centerpiece of the Leadership Collaborative. At the conference, participants will take part in small and large group activities, experience Ohio State traditions, and hear from upperclass Ohio State student leaders.
By attending the Leadership Collaborative Conference, students will:
Meet key leaders from Ohio State and the community
Address the practical issues of leadership
Learn how to be effective in a group setting
Explore your leadership strengths, styles and values
Receive advance information about getting involved at Ohio State
Visit campus and downtown Columbus
Conference information and cost
Students accepted to the Leadership Collaborative will receive detailed conference information. The cost to attend the conference is $200. The remaining expenses (meals and accommodations) are subsidized thanks to a donor grant. Disability accommodations and travel assistance are available upon advance request.
Continued leadership development
Students who are members of the Leadership Collaborative will have the following leadership development opportunities throughout the first year:
Enroll in a spring semester leadership course (optional)
Meet one-on-one or in small groups with staff and students to help reach leadership goals
Participate in activities and programs designed to promote peer leadership practice
Applying to the Leadership Collaborative
First Year Experience seeks to identify and support first-year student leaders who are committed to the helping their peers have a successful first year at Ohio State. Leadership Collaborative candidates will bring a variety of qualifications including, but not limited to, an interest in leadership, a desire for continued personal and community improvement, a diversity of life experiences, a willingness to build relationships with fellow first-year student Buckeyes, and an enthusiasm for making meaningful contributions to the Ohio State and Columbus communities. The selection committee is looking for 80 enthusiastic and capable students who are seeking to invest their time, energy, and talents at Ohio State and beyond.
Applicants must be new Columbus campus freshmen and will be evalulated based on the following:
High school activities and contributions (previous leadership experience not required)
Interest in leadership development
Potential to contribute to the Leadership Collaborative
Responses to essay questions
How to apply
The Leadership Collaborative application is now closed. Applicants will be notified of their status by May 15, 2013.
If you have questions about the Leadership Collaborative or the application process, e-mail email@example.com.