- Identify within themselves the skills for becoming leaders who can design and build a process for change.
- Recognize personal values and how their values relate to the values of their organization.
- Explore their potential as leaders, reflecting on the concept that leadership is a process not a position.
- Apply leadership theories and techniques, enabling them to model desired behaviors and teach through example.
- Act and lead with purpose and integrity, developing a personal set of ethics, morals, and values that are transferable to their campus positions.
- Be self-aware as an individual, as a leader, and as a group member through self-assessment and evaluation tools and group work.
- Negotiate challenging situations and achieve consensus, building political adeptness and understanding the importance of collaborative relationships among individuals and groups.
- Diffuse difficult situations through their knowledge of problem-solving methods and techniques, helping to protect dissenting voices and reaching group consensus.
- Sustain momentum on their return to campus to provide innovative and motivating leadership.
- Develop a compelling organizational vision based on needs and values.
- Develop an individual vision for themselves as leaders.
- Facilitate discussions about planning and goal-setting to develop action plans toward achieving this organizational vision.
- Recognize that they are part of something larger than their individual groups/campuses.
- Exchange information effectively through verbal and nonverbal symbols and behaviors.
- Be confident in expressing their thoughts in clear and appropriate manners.
- Relate to different interpersonal communication styles through an understanding of leadership theories and practices.
- Recognize the emotions of others displayed through words, tone, and nonverbal feedback.
- Demonstrate an appreciation for others’ feelings, opinions, and perspectives when working with a team.
- Move a group toward consensus, effectively solve problems, and accomplish tasks by evoking active participation from group members.
- Plan and structure situations to maximize the success of a desired outcome.
- Interact, communicate, and understand persons with diverse social identities, including race, ethnicity, country of origin, age, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, and socio-economic status.
- Recognize issues of cross-cultural sensitivity, transferring this knowledge to create programs/services related to intercultural development on their campus.
- Ask questions and clearly communicate with others about different perspectives to reduce the negative impacts of making assumptions.
- Develop a more pluralistic lens toward leadership and community development, exploring leadership perspectives as they relate to different social identities.
- Foster a healthy community on their campus.
- Articulate the importance of personal balance and wellness.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the scope and management of projects (e.g., goals, structure, timeline, delegation, monitoring, project completion, and evaluation).
- Exercise responsible stewardship of resources to complete successful projects.
- Develop effective collaborative relationships with a variety of community constituents.
- Share and implement new ideas based on networking and information-sharing with other student leader peers.
- Recognize the characteristics of collegiate environments and how person-environment interactions affect individual and group development.