Identifying Key Tools and Resources for Personal and Professional Development

It is really difficult to do things on our own. It is even more difficult to do things on our own without any tools or resources. If you’ve ever tried to build or repair something, you know that tools can … Continue reading

What Doesn’t Work in Student Leadership Education and What You Can Do About It

During my research on high quality leadership programs – interviewing more than sixty stakeholders about what matters most for student learning and leadership development – I rarely (if ever) heard that the following program elements were contributing positively to student … Continue reading

High School Student Leadership: Service Learning Hunger Projects

Leadership programs and courses are becoming popular in middle and high schools. So is character education and service learning, which is a great tool for teaching high school students leadership. Turning student creativity loose and letting them take real action … Continue reading

How to Flip the Classroom: Program for Higher Education

How to Flip the Classroom: Experiential Group Activities in the Classroom and Video-guided Reflection Outside of the Classroom Have you heard of the “Flipping the Classroom” trend, made popular in education by Khan Academy? Are you interested in learning more … Continue reading

Resource: Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community from NASPA

As we’ve been spreading the word about the pre-release sampler version of my leadership development book, I’ve been identifying many of the social media resources for leadership educators. NASPA has a couple of resources on Facebook for people interested in … Continue reading

Leadership Program Resource: The Social Change Model of Leadership Development

The Social Change Model of Leadership Development is a popular model in use on college campuses. Susan Komives shares some backstory and description about this model with the 7 C values + Change. … Continue reading

Leadership Development Professional Resource: Association of Leadership Educators

Many leadership development association members have helped me to develop my upcoming book, Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs. I have built a sampler version for leadership educators that myself and some colleagues have been … Continue reading

40 research based actions for leadership development program impact

These 40 research grounded high impact practices of student leadership programs can enhance leadership development and education efforts: Cluster I: Participants Engaged in Building and Sustaining a Learning Community 1.    Utilize an application and selection procedure to select students who … Continue reading

Dissertation PDF Now Available – Grounded Theory of High Quality Leadership Programs: Perspectives from Student Leadership Development Programs in Higher Education

Educators, researchers, and leadership professionals have been contacting me about how to purchase a copy of my leadership development programs dissertation. Typically the way to do this has been to purchase the pdf from ProQuest for $42. You can now … Continue reading