Social Change Model of Leadership
Student Leadership & Engagement is guided by student development theories, Jesuit values, and the Social Change Model of Leadership, where leadership is a process that incorporates the individual, group, and community.
The Social Change Model of Leadership views leadership as a process rather than as a position and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration,citizenship, and service.
Values are core critical elements of the Social Change Model – specifically these seven:
|Individual||Consciousness of Self||Awareness of the beliefs, values, attitudes, and emotions that motivate on to take action.|
|Congruence||Thinking, feeling, and behaving with consistency, genuineness, authenticity, and honesty.|
|Commitment||Motivational energy to serve and that drives the collective effort. Commitment implies passion, intensity, and duration.|
|Group||Collaboration||Working with others in a common effort. It constitutes the cornerstone value of the group leadership effort because it empowers self and others through trust.|
|Common Purpose||Working with shared aims and values. It facilitates the group's ability to engage in collective analysis of the issues at hand and the task to be undertaken.|
|Controversy with Civility||Recognizes two fundamental realities of any creative group effort: that differences in viewpoint are inevitable, and that such differences must be aired openly but with civility.|
|Community||Citizenship||Process whereby the individual and the collaborative group become responsibly connected to the community and the society through the leadership experience.|
CHANGE, of course, is the value "hub" which gives meaning and purpose to the 7 C’s. Change, in other words, is the ultimate goal of the creative process of leadership - to make a better world and a better society for self and others.
Adapted from the the Social Change Model of Leadership Development Guidebook, version III.