Bauer Officer Leadership Development (BOLD) Series

The Bauer Officer Leadership Development (BOLD) Series, formerly known as The Bauer Leadership Council (BLC), is a leadership program designed for student organization officers who have a desire to serve as president of their student organization. Student organization presidents are required to complete the BOLD Series either before becoming president, or while they are president. The purpose of the BOLD Series is to equip student organization leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead and inspire their members to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization. The BOLD Series will foster collaboration among Bauer student organizations and enhance the Bauer community by developing culturally competent, ethical, self-aware and success-oriented individuals that will be better prepared to serve their organization.

BOLD Series Learning Outcomes

By participating in the BOLD Series, student organization leaders will:

  • Recognize and understand leadership foundational theories and models and demonstrate the ability to apply the theories to their student organizations.
  • Exhibit a clear understanding of diversity, inclusion and intersectionality and how to lead with an appreciation and sensitivity to human difference.
  • Enhance foundational skills needed to successfully lead, support and sustain Bauer student organizations.
  • Discover and interpret their strengths as determined by CliftonStrengths for Students and understand how to leverage their personal leadership talents to be effective and influential.
  • Develop an understanding of how to effectively lead change, resolve conflict, improve group dynamics and enhance team-building abilities.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other Bauer student organizations and recognize opportunities to share resources and ideas.
Spring 2019 BOLD Series

Classroom and Business Building (CBB), Room 510, 9-10 a.m.

Leadership 101 February 6
Discover Your Strengths February 13
Inclusive Programming February 20
"Houston, We Have a Problem": Effective Conflict Management Strategies February 27
Plantastic!: Event Planning Tools March 20
What's Your Style? - Understanding Leadership Styles and Preferences March 27
Is it Time to Say Goodbye? - Officer Transition and Series Reflection April 3

Apply for BOLD


Series Requirements:

  • Current officer or member of a Bauer Student Organization.
  • Applications will become available on January 11, 2019 and the deadline to apply is January 30, 2019.
  • Attend all BOLD Series dates.
  • If you intend to serve as president for spring or fall 2019, you will need to complete the BOLD series during the spring 2019 semester.
  • Interviews are not required and applicants will receive confirmation of their ability to participate in the series on January 31, 2019. All students that apply will have the opportunity to participate.
  • The BOLD Series and the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program (TBLCP) are both similar leadership programs designed to enhance your development as a student. Therefore, some overlap in content exists between both programs. However, TBLCP places a greater emphasis on your development as an individual whereas the BOLD Series focuses on developing students to be better prepared to serve their organization. In an effort to reduce redundancy, we do not encourage students to complete both programs. If you have already completed TBLCP, you do not need to complete the Bold Series.