THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT at Oregon State University is dedicated to nurturing opportunities for students to develop as leaders, become engaged participants in their own lives, and in the world beyond OSU. At the heart of our philosophy lies the unwavering belief that leadership is – quite simply put – doing something that matters in pursuit of creating a better self and a better world.
The Center staff supports students and student groups in their efforts to understand leadership, develop their personal strengths, understand how to maximize their group potential, and become active citizens in our democratic society. We believe that leadership can spring from any person, at any level of an organization, and through any form of positive change that is uniquely shaped across our diverse community. EverydayLEADERS gives a glimpse of student leadership at OSU directly through the lens of students.
From interviews conducted in fall 2010 by Mike Shingle, the book below describes how leadership has been defined through the student voice. Students tell their story about what it is that they do that makes a difference and how they are redefining student leadership at OSU.