The Center for Leadership is focused on supporting students as they learn, practice, and make meaning of being a leader at Elon and beyond.  Students practice leadership skills in student organizations, through peer mentoring experiences, on and off campus employment, and by volunteering.

Our Purpose

Elon students will graduate with greater leadership self-efficacy, the desire and ability to work collaboratively within diverse communities of people, as well as have the confidence and competence to put innovative ideas into action for positive change.

Departmental Educational Priority

As a result of their co-curricular experiences, students at Elon University will grow and engage as socially responsible leaders.

What is socially responsible leadership?  “An approach to leadership that maintains a sense of responsibility for the welfare of others as the group goes about its business.” (Komives & Wagoner, 2009)

Learning Goals:

Leadership Development 

  • Competency: Exploring Personal Foundations for Leadership
  • Competency: Establishing One’s Self as an Authentic Leader
  • Competency: Continuing Growth as a Leader

Intercultural Competence & Cultural Humility 

  • Competency: Incorporating Social Justice Values into Demonstrated Leadership
  • Competency: Leading in the Interpersonal Context

Community Engagement 

  • Competency: Effecting Organizational and Systemic Change

Learning Outcomes

Leadership Development:  As a result of co-curricular engagement students will:

  • increase their leadership efficacy prior to graduation (Blooms: Evaluate)
  • illustrate the meaning of being a socially responsible leader (Blooms: Analyze)

Intercultural Competence & Cultural Humility:  As a result of co-curricular engagement students will

  • demonstrate a deeper knowledge of self through the exploration of personal identities in leadership settings (Blooms: Apply)
  • appraise their level of cultural competence and cultural humility in settings where they practice their leadership skills (Blooms: Evaluate)

Community Engagement: As a result of co-curricular engagement students will

  • demonstrate a commitment to work collaboratively with communities to advance the common good and reflect on the impact of one’s actions. (Blooms: Apply)

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