Through the creation and implementation of a comprehensive Leadership Development Program, Student Activities demonstrates its support of the mission of the Division of Student Affairs to prepare students to be effective, ethical leaders, and active citizens who can make a positive difference in their communities. The leadership programs offered will enhance the students' opportunities to learn about themselves, grow their leadership potential and ability, and recognize the value of transferrable skills. The leadership programs are specifically designed to enhance their co-curricular experience while fostering individual growth that leads to the development of productive and ethical citizens, and a healthier campus climate.
LEADERSHIP VALUES STATEMENT:
- Leadership does not require formal authority or position and can be practiced/learned by anyone interested in making a contribution and influencing a more positive future
- Leadership is enacted through the relationships that leaders build with other people to reach a common goal and affect positive change
- Leadership is the catalyst for building a community of difference and inclusiveness
- Leadership is a process of self discovery and requires perseverance and a commitment to perpetual learning
- Leadership requires meaningful, reciprocal contributions within the campus, local, and global communities
- Leadership is ethical in nature and includes acting congruently with one's beliefs and values
LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS DESIRED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students who participate in leadership programs will...
- Gain knowledge and understanding of leadership foundational theories and models.
- Recognize a variety of leadership theories.
- Demonstrate the ability to use theories in the practice of leadership.
- Cultivate a sense of self-awareness through identifying a leadership vision, mission, style and values.
- Identify their personal values.
- Understand how to lead with integrity.
- Demonstrate the practice of ethical leadership.
- Recognize that leadership is a lifelong learning process.
- Exhibit knowledge and awareness of diversity around identities, cultures, and society.
- Expand on knowledge of human differences.
- Develop an appreciation and sensitivity to human differences.
- Understand how to lead with an understanding of human difference.
- Demonstrate communication skills and the ability to interrelate with others.
- Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork.
- Illustrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Distinguish ways to adjust one's leadership style appropriate to the situation.
- Display the critical thinking skills and abilities to lead others toward common goals.
- Enhance awareness and commitment towards effective citizenship and social responsibility.
- Construct an awareness of the meaning of social justice.
- Develop a commitment to service.
- Understand the importance of taking responsibility for their actions.
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