LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY
The Leadership Development Center operates with the following guiding principles:
- A focus on IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT
- Distinguishing characteristics of the individual.
- Acknowledging ones perception of their identity as reflected in their own eyes and in the eyes of others.
- Guided by the concepts of SERVANT LEADERSHIP
- A desire to serve first and then a conscious choice to lead.
- Nurture and support others before leading.
- By placing “leading” first, there is a tendency to support power and/or material objects.
- Anchored by THE SOCIAL CHANGE MODEL
- Individual values
- Group value
- Community values
- Using the mechanism of the LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
- An organization/facility designed to assist in identifying university wide resources for the understanding of identity and development of the servant leader.
- This can include current and new workshops, classes, coaching, mentoring or access to the myriad of leadership opportunities existing around the university.
- Illuminating the choice of leadership moments.
- This office will maintain a Research and Assessment component.