The Strengths-Based Coaching Program started in winter 2011 through the Center for Student Leadership and Service. Based on the Gallup Organization’s StrengthsFinder assessment and theory of Strengths-based Leadership, this program will encourage students to think critically about their personal strengths and how those affect their approach to campus involvement, academic coursework, career plans, and personal goals. Students will have an opportunity to think reflectively about their time at Ohio State and create an action plan to carry them through graduation and beyond.
The concept of coaching has been applied in a variety of settings - on the field, in the boardroom, and for life in general. The Strengths-Based Coaching Program has been developed just for Ohio State students to focus on the development of lifelong leadership skills through the opportunities available on campus and in our local community.
Schedule and Application Information
The Strengths-Based Coaching program is offered each spring semester. Program participants meet together once per week throughout the duration of the semester as a part of a special section of an academic course, EDUPL 2570: Team and Organizational Leadership. Applications for the program are made available online mid-fall semester. We take up to 30 participants each year.
Accepted students will be enrolled in the Strengths-Based Coaching Leadership Course manually by the instructor.
Who Should Apply?
Although the program is geared toward students in their second and third years, any student is welcome to apply. This program is designed for students who are engaged both in the classroom and out of the classroom, so having some sort of co-curricular involvement is important. Co-curricular involvement may include student organizations, campus employment, intramurals or other team sports, research, volunteering, or any number of other out-of-class experiences.