The Student Leadership Competencies® Resource Guide provides a synopsis of each of the 60 Student Leadership Competencies, along with guiding questions, activities, resources, and tools. This succinct book even includes new resources such as the Student Leadership Competencies Taxonomy, 6 Domains of Learning and Development, the Youth Leadership Model, as well as information on the Student Leadership Competencies Inventory, Student Leadership Competencies 360 Evaluation, the iOS app, and the badging program.
The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook
The Student Leadership Competencies® Guidebook is a comprehensive resource for designing intentional curriculum on leadership competency development using 60 leadership competencies derived from analyzing standards, models, and theories of leadership as well as the outcomes of all 522 accredited academic programs in higher education.
This downloadable eBook includes “how to” overviews, resources, and tools including how to select competencies, marketing and branding strategies, designing competency-based curriculum, engaging in assessment, and recognizing achievements. This book is part of the Student Leadership Competencies Toolkit.
Although the use of competencies has a rich history in organizations, the use of leadership competencies with college students is only in its infancy. But, as funding becomes scarcer and students become more discretionary with their time, using a leadership competency approach can offer institutions quantifiable data to prove the value of leadership development to students, parents, employers, alumni, donors, and institutional administrators. And leadership competencies might just provide the roadmap we need to develop the ethical and competent leaders we need in our world today.
Ch. 1: This chapter provides an overview of leadership competencies including the history of emergence, contemporary uses, common frameworks, challenges, benefits, and future implications.
Ch. 3: This chapter describes how to use a leadership competency approach to help students develop their five signature themes from the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment into strengths.
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Articles and Chapters
Seemiller, C., & Rosch, D. M. (2023). A multi-disciplinary multi-degree study of workforce and leadership competencies within postsecondary accrediting organizations. Journal of Leadership Education, 22(1), 95-115.
Seemiller, C. (2018). Enhancing leadership competencies for career readiness. In K. K. Smith, G. S. Rooney, & G. Spencer (Eds.), New Directions for Student Leadership: No. 157. Leadership development for career readiness in university settings. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Seemiller, C. (2017). Developing leadership competencies. In C. Seemiller (Ed.), New Directions in Student Leadership: No. 156. A competency-based approach for student leadership development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Seemiller, C. (2017). Using leadership competencies to develop talents into strengths. In C. Seemiller (Ed.), New Directions in Student Leadership: No. 156. A competency-based approach for student leadership development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Seemiller, C. (2016). Complementary learning objectives: The common competencies of leadership and service-learning. In W. Wagner and J. Pigza (Eds.), New Directions in Student Leadership: No. 150. Leadership development through service-learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Seemiller, C. (2016). Evaluating student leadership competency development. In D. Roberts and K. Bailey (Eds.), New Directions in Student Leadership: No. 151. Assessing student leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Seemiller, C. (2016). Leadership competency development: A higher education responsibility. In K. Guthrie and L. Osteen (Eds.), New Directions for Higher Education: No: 174. Reclaiming higher education’s purpose in leadership development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Seemiller, C. (2013). A competency based approach to leadership development. Concepts & Connections, 20(1).
Seemiller, C. (2017). Student Leadership Competencies® implementation handbook.
Seemiller, C. (2015). Assessing student engagement. Dallas: OrgSync, Inc.
Resources and Tools