Survey after survey finds that the qualities employers most look for in recent college graduates are those related to leadership, even ahead of technical job skills. Finally, the must-have resource that bridges the gap between leadership development and career preparation is here.
Based on the learning outcomes of 522 academic programs within 97 academic accrediting organizations and concepts embedded in contemporary leadership models, The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook explores 60 leadership competencies essential for effectiveness across a broad spectrum of careers. This Guidebook, along with the accompanying Jossey-Bass Student Leadership Competencies Database and Student Self-Evaluation Templates (both available online), provides a road map for incorporating leadership competencies into program development, curriculum design, and assessment to help students develop and enhance these 60 leadership competencies in order to effectively engage in leadership. The author defines each competency through the lens of four dimensions, knowledge, value, ability, and behavior, and provides both an illustrative scenario related to college student leadership that showcases the competency in action and tangible curricular ideas to use with students.
"This guidebook is a new foundational resource for both curricular and cocurricular student leadership education. Supported by her extensive research, Seemiller presents the leadership competencies in an approachable framework and includes how to address them in the curriculum."--Susan R. Komives, coauthor, Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Third Edition
"The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook provides the scaffolding required to advance both academics' and practitioners' ability to design curriculum focused on behavioral outcomes and provide the fabric for assessment of students' lifelong leadership competency development."--Craig Slack, director, National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs
"Given how leadership can be defined in so many ways, a comprehensive resource like this is essential to assessing if what we are doing is truly helping to develop the competencies intended through our programs."--A. Paul Pyrz, Jr., president, LeaderShape