Center for Leadership programs help students develop the competencies they need to become effective leaders. Below are the competencies and subsequent learning outcomes.

Exploring Personal Foundations for Leadership

  • Understand personal skills and styles
  • Apply personal values, passions, and interests
  • Articulate personalized leadership definition

Establishing One’s Self as an Authentic Leader

  • Model ethical behavior and integrity
  • Maintain congruence
  • Take responsibility for personal behavior
  • Project confidence

Continuing Growth as a Leader

  • Seek out and leverage feedback
  • Demonstrate flexibility
  • Exhibit resiliency
  • Determine personal balance and well being
  • Develop mentor/mentee relationships
  • Foster self development

Incorporating Social Justice Values into Demonstrated Leadership

  • Practice civic responsibility
  • Gain global and cultural awareness
  • Recognize personal privileges and privileges of various social identities
  • Understand power, power dynamics, and oppression
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion

Leading in the Interpersonal Context

  • Respond to group dynamics
  • Communicate effectively
  • Value others’ perspectives
  • Demonstrate empathy
  • Promote collaboration and consensus
  • Negotiate persuasively
  • Utilize civility during controversy
  • Inspire and empower others
  • Develop others’ leadership capabilities

Effecting Organizational and Systemic Change

  • Establish a common purpose
  • Articulate a vision and mission
  • Understand and react to contextual influences
  • Analyze organizational behavior
  • Cultivate innovation and risk taking
  • Drive and sustain growth

Managing Change Processes and Systems

  • Set meaningful goals
  • Plan and organize
  • Manage processes and execution
  • Monitor progress
  • Synthesize information
  • Make sound decisions