Student Leadership Academy

Spring 2017 Session: February 6 – March 30

Student Leadership Academy is designed to help you develop valuable skills your future employers are looking for: communication, motivation, goal setting and presentation skills. If you’re looking to build your resume, meet new people and show that you have more than just a good grade point average, then Student Leadership Academy is for you. No previous leadership experience is necessary.

Two leadership academy tracks now available:

Print session descriptions and locations for your records.  Registration deadline:  Friday, February 10, 2017

How It Works

  • Personal Leadership sessions are offered on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Career Development sessions are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Sessions in both tracks are offered at Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College
  • You can choose to attend sessions in one specific track, or you can choose sessions from both tracks to meet your own personal needs
  • Stark State students are permitted to attend sessions at Kent State, and vice versa
  • Sessions are 50 minutes long unless otherwise indicated

What you Gain:

  • Free – no cost to participants
  • Enjoy lunch during all sessions
  • Both Specialized and General Certificate earners will enjoy a celebratory lunch with the College President


  • Attend 4 of 8 sessions in a specific track to receive a specialized certificate (per semester)
  • Attend 8 of 16 sessions in both tracks to receive a general certificate (over Fall & Spring semesters)

Student Leadership Academy will be held at both Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College. Pay careful attention to your session locations.

Got Questions?

View Student Leadership Academy FAQs

Additional SLA Opportunities
(Fit in either track)

  • Optional Service Project
  • Mock Interview or Interview Stream
    Contact Career Development (330) 966-5459 or Room M104
  • Etiquette Luncheon
    Friday, March 3, 2017
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (check-in at 11 a.m.)
    Conference Center
    Kent State University at Stark
  • ALICE Training
    Thursday, March 16
    3:30 – 5 p.m.
    101 Science & Nursing
    Kent State University at Stark
    Registration required
  • ALICE Training
    Thursday, March 30
    2 – 3:30 p.m.
    142 Fine Arts
    Kent State University at Stark
    Registration required


If you have questions about Student Leadership Academy, contact Cherie Barth, Coordinator of Student Life, at 330-494-6170, Ext. 4237 or email