​​​​​​​​​T.O.O.L. Development Series

​Training Oilers in Organizational Leadership Development is a workshop series that Student Activities, Commuter Services & Leadership Development, in collaboration with Student Government Association & Student Activities Board, co-host each academic year. 


The Purpose of T.O.O.L. Development Workshop Series:

  • Provide networking opportunities between peers & national/international speakers
  • Provide opportunities for students to expand their leadership skillsets
  • ​Empower students to develop an understanding of what is expected of leaders 

How T.O.O.L. Development Workshop Series Works:

  • All UF students, faculty & staff are invited to attend
  • There is no fee nor pre-registration required
  • A different leadership topic will be covered each session
  • Students attending all T.O.O.L. programs will receive a certificate for portfolios that demonstrates the individual's commitment to personal leadership growth & empowerment beyond the required classes to graduate

2021-2022 Schedule

Tom Krieglstein: Dancefloor Theory of Leadership
Wednesday​ September 29, 2021

WTS-TLB Auditorium at 7:30- 8:30 p.m.​

Since 2004, Tom has trained over half a million leaders around the US and the world including England, South Korea, Indonesia, and Bermuda on how to build a Culture of Connection within their organization.​Tom has trained leaders at some of the largest companies in the world such as Coca Cola, Pfizer, and University of Wisconsin. Through his speaking, he holds an unprecedented 7 National Speaking Titles from APCA. He is a TEDx speaker, Guinness World Record holder, and he sat on the board of the NYC Entrepreneurs’ Organization for 5 years.​ In his “free time” Tom trains and leads Forums for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, is an Executive Accountability Coach for business owners, and he co-authored the Amazon.com Award winning book, “First Year Student To First Year Success.”And on a personal note, Tom lives in New York City, is an avid runner, was named after a cat, and loves peanut butter. For more about Tom, click here.

DANCE FLOOR THEORY™️ provides student leaders and advisors a model for creating community, increasing student engagement, and fostering a culture of retention.​ For more on Dance Floor Theory, click here.


Dr. Justine Shuey: VIRTUAL Veterans Bingo w/gift card prizes!

​Wednesday October 20, 2021

VIA Zoom 7:30-10:00 p.m.

This educational virtual bingo game will address the following topics tied to US Veterans on university campuses: Do you know your US Veteran Neighbors and what their needs are? Do you know how to recruit and/or invite US Veterans to be active student leaders and participants in campus programming? Have you ever wondered how to spark a conversation with a US Veteran; are there topics that are taboo to discuss? Do you know what services are available on campus for US Veterans? Being apart of these conversations will empower you to be an more inclusive student leader. 

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Chris Singleton: "Love IS Stronger Than Hate"

Wednesday February 9, 2022

WTS-TLB Auditorium at 7:30- 8:30 p.m.

"Nobody chooses their skin color, so why would I ever hate you for your? And why would you ever hate me for mine?" -Chris Singleton

Chris Singleton is a former minor league baseball player drafted by the Chicago Cubs. He became a nationally-renowned speaker with a message of resilience, forgiveness and unity following the death of his mother in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church Tragedy in Charleston, SC. Chris' overall mission when speaking is to inspire his audiences with his story of resilience and to unite millions of people with his belief that, "Love is Stronger Than Hate." For more on Chris, click here.


Cody Burns: "Tempered with Fire"
Wednesday March 23, 2022

WTS-TLB Auditorium 7:30- 8:30 p.m​.​

Cody was rear-ended by a box-truck that failed to stop. As a result, he was considered dead until first responders saw his hand move. He received many injuries that day, including severe burns to almost 40% of his body. After years of countless surgeries and rehabilitation, Cody has chosen to not allow his scars to keep him bound in bitterness and defeat. Instead, he uses his story to inspire others.

His goal is to help people live free from the bonds of scars (physical and emotional), equipping others with the proper steps to walk out of their past hurt and defeat, and run towards their God-given potential. As a thought leader, he speaks worldwide to provide relevant, applicable, and thought-provoking messages. Thousands of people have been impacted by Cody’s story and outlook on life.

 In 2016, Cody founded his own non-profit burns foundation that has been able to help multiple survivors recover. For more on Cody, click here.​


The T.O.O.L. Development Workshops are Co-Sponsored and Produced by: 

Student Activities, Commuter Services, Leadership Development, Student Government Association & Student Activities Board


Questions? Comments? 

Call: 419-434-4606 (ext.4606 on campus) 

Visit us in the Office 8A located in The Alumni Memorial Union

Anyone needing special accommodations call: 

The University of Findlay Office of Accessibility and Inclusion at​ 419-434-5532.