There are many factors to consider when providing educational experiences that foster student leadership competency development. But, the process of designing, facilitating, and assessing these experiences to be both effective and meaningful can be elusive and challenging. In this volume, a variety of scholars offer diverse perspectives and nuanced expertise that address the following questions:
- What leadership competencies are the most critical for students to develop?
- How can we ensure students are ready to develop leadership competencies?
- What instructional strategies and program design elements can we use to effectively enhance leadership competency development?
- How do we help students and educators track and measure leadership competency learning and growth?
The Jossey–Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.
EDITOR S NOTES 5
1. Developing Leadership Competencies 7
Lucy Croft, Corey Seemiller
2. The Interaction of Efficacy and Leadership Competency Development 19
3. Using Leadership Competencies to Develop Talents into Strengths 31
4. Aligning Instructional Strategies with Learning Outcomes and Leadership Competencies 43
Daniel M. Jenkins, Scott J. Allen
5. Using Leadership Competencies as a Framework for Career Readiness 59
Anita R. Howard, Suzanne L. Healy, Richard E. Boyatzis
6. Utilizing Gamification to Foster Leadership Competency Development 73
Adam R. Cebulski
7. Strategies in Assessment of Leadership Competencies 87
David M. Rosch, Kerry L. Priest
8. Building a Competency–Based Leadership Program With Campus–Wide Implementation 101
Kelley C. Ashby, Paul J. Mintner