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The Van Sant Leadership Program

May I dare to be different, dare to be courageous, dare to be creative, dare to challenge others as I am challenged, and dare to make time for this important task.
Dean Van Sant's Leadership Creed

Van Sant Leadership Program logoThe Van Sant Leadership Program provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through workshops, retreats, and service that will culminate with students earning The Van Sant Leadership Certificate.

  • Workshops are provided each semester and DO NOT have to be completed in any order.
  • Enrollment in the Leadership Certificate is NOT REQUIRED to attend workshops.
  • This program can be completed in one semester or throughout a student's time at Otterbein. 
Click here to view the program learning outcomes.

Three Core Commitments

  • Workshops

  • Community Service

  • Organizational Involvement

Spring 2017 Workshop Information

  • Info Session Jan 19, 2017 @ 5pm- Science Center 104
  • D2B1: Dare to Be Theoretical: Principles of Leadership/ Tues. Jan 24th @ 4PM- Library 124
  • D2B9: Dare to Be Magnetic: Volunteer Management/ Tues. Jan. 31st @ 4PM- Science Center 104
  • D2B5: Dare to Be Different: Diversity & Inclusion/ Thurs. Feb. 9th @ 5PM - Towers 110
  • D2B7: Dare to Be Fair: Conflict Management/ Mon. Feb. 13th @ 4PM-Library 124
  • D2B4: Dare to Be Real: Myers Briggs/ Feb 22nd @ 5PM- Science Center 104
  • D2B8: Dare to Be Challenged: Near-Peer Leadership/ Wed. March 8th 5PM- Science Center 104
  • D2B6: Dare to Be Savvy: Budgets/ Tues. March 14th @ 5PM- Library 126
  • D2B10: Dare to Be Creative: Event Planning/ Wed. March 22nd @5PM- Science Center 104
  • D2B3: Dare to Be Me: Identity Development/ March 27th @ 4PM- Library 124
  • D2B2: Dare to Be Practical: Leadership Skills/ April 4th @ 5PM- Library 126

/ Center for Community Engagement

The CCE is located in the Mikesell House, 82 W. Main St.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


p / 614.823.1270


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