Leadership and Citizenship
Otterbein offers a variety of opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills inside and outside of the classroom. By participating in leadership development programs, holding an office in one of our many student organizations, or assuming positions of responsibility and involvement within the university community, students are able to promote positive change while enhancing their ability to lead. Students explore the ethics of leadership and various models of leadership (e.g., leadership for social change, situational leadership, action-centered leadership) to develop their own commitment to a leadership style.
Opportunities to Earn this Card
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- Students will develop additional knowledge (or refine their existing knowledge) of leadership theories, frameworks, principles and practices. (For example, a deeper understanding of transformational leadership, group dynamics, principles of change management etc. This can be accomplished via pre-experience training or reading, guided reflection and reading, etc.)
- Students will develop and/or apply practical skills and tools for leadership and citizenship. (For example, skills in managing change, engaging others in constructive dialogue, developing reasoned discourse, and analysis of others and situations).
- Students will practice leadership and citizenship through active participation in groups, organizations and communities.
- Students will develop increased self-confidence and an awareness of their ideals, beliefs and values and how these shape their leadership and/or citizenship.
- Students will develop an interest in learning more about leadership and/or citizenship.
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Associate Dean Experiential Learning and Community Engagement
Five Cards Graduate Assistant