The Division of Student Affairs at the University of West Florida has made a commitment to use the Social Change Model of Leadership Development as its central leadership development model across departments. The Social Change Model emphasizes a nonhierarchical approach to leadership, based around seven critical values to leadership development that are grouped into three categories.
Individual: Personal values are those that an individual strives to develop and exhibit at the group activity level. As personal qualities that support group functioning, they are essential in leadership for social change.
Group: Group values are expressed and practiced in the group work of leadership activity. Group values are reflected in such questions as, how can the collaboration be developed in order to effect positive social change? What are the elements of group interaction that promote collective leadership?
Community: A commitment to social change connects individuals and their collaborative groups to their communities. How can involvement in positive change in the community promote group collaboration and develop individual character?
Source: Astin, H. S., & Astin, A. W. (1996). A social change model of leadership development guidebook 3 Ed. The National Clearinghouse of Leadership Programs.
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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
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