Office of Student Leadership & Engagement

Leadership Workshops and Facilitations


The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement offers many leadership workshops by request. These workshops are ideal for academic classes, faculty and staff teams, student organizations, and more. We can also customize an experience based on the request. Workshops are facilitated by staff and students. Below you'll find a menu of options. Please review before submitting a workshop request. 

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Questions? Contact us at or (910) 962-3877. Please submit your request at least two weeks before the desired presentation date. 

Available Workshops

Introduction to the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

In this session, student facilitators will introduce your students to OSLE and all the programs and services we have to offer. We'll cover how to serve with us, learn and practice leadership through our programs, earn recognition through the Cornerstone Awards, and become a part of the Fraternity and Sorority community. This information is perfect for first-year and new transfer students and can be combined with other workshops. 

Overview of Fraternity and Sorority Life 

This session is a proper introduction to the Fraternity and Sorority community at UNCW. Learn about their pillars of Service, Scholarship, Leadership, and Brotherhood/Sisterhood, and how they're serving campus and our community through their values-based leadership. We'll also cover how to become a part of this community or collaborate with them for campus initiatives. 

CliftonStrengths (also known as StrengthsFinder)

The Clifton StrengthsFinder is the culmination of more than 50 years of Dr. Donald O. Clifton's lifelong work: leading millions of people around the world to discover their natural talents and how they will lead to success. We offer a facilitated experience for beginners and advanced users of CliftonStrengths. This option is part of a robust Strengths program that includes five workshops, personalized coaching, and more. Click here to read more about workshops open to your group and discover more to explore with CliftonStrengths. Note: This workshop carries a fee for an accompanying assessment that may not be covered by OSLE. 

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Like Strengths, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (EIL) is a broad topic OSLE could cover with your group. Emotionally Intelligent Leadership is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating others, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. These workshops explore specific capacities used to practice EIL. OSLE can provide an overview of EIL, or dig deep into specific capacities that best fit your group. Click here to read more about these capacities and our series of workshops open to all students. 

Civically Engaged Leadership

What role does service play in leadership? What does it mean to be an engaged citizen in your community? This workshop explores the role of community and citizenship within the context of leadership and the greater good. We also cover different ways to volunteer and best practices when volunteering. We highly suggest this session if your group or class is planning to participate or engage with community members or local organizations. 

Election 101

Primary election? Polling place? Absentee ballot? These terms are all facets of a really complex election system in the United States. OSLE can help by clearing the clutter on elections and focus on the need-to-know to participate in the upcoming election. This non-partisan workshop is great for any group or class looking for more information on voter registration, types of ballots and elections, and the how-to on voting. We can even register voters during the session through provided registration forms and directions on online registration. 

Peer-Led Workshops

The following workshops are developed and facilitated by Leadership Peer Educators in the Seahawk Leadership Advisory Council. These students also occasionally support the workshops above. 

Re-defining Leadership

This workshop dives into the definition and different approaches to leadership. Participants will explore personal definitions, the historical development of the practice of leadership, and contemporary views on leadership development. This workshop is perfect for introductory conversations about leadership, and to help students expand and update their understanding of leadership and its practice.

True Colors 

Understanding our own personal values is a foundation of practicing leadership. This workshop uses a popular, free, and easy to understand leadership assessment to build this understanding. This workshop is perfect for classes, teams, and groups to understand more about each other and how they can work better together!


A key element of leadership is understanding that it does not require a title or position. However, many of our organizations are structured with a hierarchy and some positional roles. Many students feel they are "just a member." This session helps students explore what it means to be a leader in any capacity, at any time. This session is perfect for any group, but particularly members of organizations as they try to find how they can contribute to the mission of the organization.