Leadership is about knowing, being, and doing. We must know ourselves and what we are working towards. We must be ethical, principled, authentic, open, caring, and inclusive. We must act on our commitments in socially responsible ways (Komives, Lucas, & McMahon, 2013). Fundamentally, leadership is about practicing our values and core beliefs in thought, feelings, and behaviors individually and collectively to take action on a shared purpose.
Leadership is for everyone and CEL's Leadership Model supports all students in growing their leadership potential and capacity!
CEL's Leadership Model allows students to learn more about themselves in four key areas (Values, Strengths, Social Positionality & Consciousness, and Social Causes & Pathways) while making commitments to how they want to be and act, or how they want to practice community-engaged leadership. Each area of the model encourages reflection upon the question: Who am I as a leader and what am I working towards? The model directly informs our workshops and influences all of our programs and services.
Komives, S. R., Lucas, N., & McMahon, T. R. (1998). Exploring leadership: For college students who want to make a difference. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.