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S.O.L.D. Institute

Information for the spring '23 s.O.L.D. Institute will be posted at a later date. Please check back for details.


Past event info:


S.O.L.D. Fall 2021 Program


10:00am-10:15am Welcome & Introductions

10:15am - 11:00am Programming Workshop

Learn how to best use campus resources to host an engaging event or program that promotes the purpose and mission of your student organization.

11:00am-12:00pm Branding Involvement Toward Career

This workshop will give you the tools necessary to write about your involvement experiences effectively in your resume and cover letters, and it will encourage you to think about how your involvement on campus can be used to develop your personal brand.

Presenter: Jay Skipworth, Associate Director, Employer Engagement & Strategic Initiatives for the Career Center

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch & Connections

Enjoy lunch on us and enjoy time to connect with other student organization leaders like yourself! Exchange ideas, swap strategies for overcoming challenges, and make some new friends!

1:00pm - 2:00pm SMART(IE) Goals 

Learn how to create an inclusive and equitable environment for your student organization members.

Presenter: Ryan McKeel (They, Them), Assistant Director, Leadership & Career Development for Identity, Equity & Engagement (IEE)

2:00pm-2:30pm True Colors

Explore your personality type and understand how different personality types best interact with each other.

Presenter: Emily Teitelbaum, Associate Director of Student Involvement 

2:30pm-3:00pm Wrap-Up & Action Planning

Use what you’ve learned throughout the Institute to create an action plan for your student organization for the 21-22 year.


The Student Organization Leadership Development Institute is a one-day experience created for leaders of registered student organizations to help provide them with the tools they need to be successful. This institute serves as an opportunity for organizations to get together and network while also providing skill development and leadership workshops.

Student Organization Leadership Development Institute Goals: 

  • Provide student organization leaders with the skills, strategies, and best practices to turn their ideas into action plans
  • Encouraging collaboration in a way that fulfills the missions of all organizations involved
  • Develop individual leadership abilities of student organization leaders and assist them in advancing their skill sets and critical thinking