2022-2023 Center for Leadership Department Goals

  • Expand co-curricular leadership experiences and program offerings for Emerging Leaders, Student Leaders of Organizations, and Advanced Student Leaders to include the creation of a certification program.
  • Identify and engage campus partners to assist with facilitating leadership curriculum.
  • Build a learning framework around the intersection of Leadership Development & Diversity Education. Infuse learning into existing and new programs designed to support students’ understanding of inclusive excellence as a way of leading.
  • Continue to develop the co-curricular leadership development program for the Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows. Create intentional programming that is more purposeful and deepens the experience for participants. The curriculum will also advance the learning of the Leadership Studies Minor.
  • Further develop the Leadership ELR process with the self-guided workbook, existing leader training experiences, and ELR course designations.

Center for Leadership programs help students develop the competencies they need to become effective leaders. Below are the competencies and subsequent learning outcomes adapted from Student Leadership Competencies by Dr. Corey Seemiller.

Exploring Personal Foundations for Leadership

  • Students will understand personal leadership skills and styles.
  • Students will apply personal values, passions, and interests.
  • Students will articulate a personalized leadership definition.

Establishing One’s Self as an Authentic Leader

  • Students will model ethical behavior and integrity.
  • Students will take responsibility for personal behavior.
  • Students will develop a sense of confidence and belief in themselves and their ideas.

Continuing Growth as a Leader

  • Students will seek out and leverage feedback.
  • Students will demonstrate adaptability.
  • Students will exhibit resiliency.
  • Students will determine personal balance and well-being.
  • Students will develop mentor/mentee relationships.

Incorporating Social Justice Values into Demonstrated Leadership

  • Students will practice civic responsibility.
  • Students will gain global and cultural awareness.
  • Students will recognize personal privileges and privileges of various social identities.
  • Students will understand power, power dynamics, and oppression.
  • Students will embrace diversity and inclusion.

Leading in the Interpersonal Context

  • Students will learn how to communicate effectively.
  • Students will value others’ perspectives.
  • Students will demonstrate empathy.
  • Students will promote collaboration and consensus.
  • Students will utilize civility during controversy, manage conflict, and work across differences.
  • Students will inspire and empower others.

Effecting Organizational and Systemic Change

  • Students will establish a common purpose.
  • Students will analyze organizational behavior.
  • Students will cultivate innovation and risk-taking.