• Published January 3, 2020
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Higher Education Student Leadership Development: 5 Keys to Success

Published January 3, 2020
Higher Education Student Leadership Development: 5 Keys to Success

Introduction

Student leadership development is an increasingly important part of the higher education experience. When students graduate, they’ll be expected to be self-aware, skilled collaborators who are effective individual contributors with the potential to lead teams, departments, and eventually entire organizations.

Formal student leadership development programs enhance what students learn in the classroom by giving them powerful tools for personal and professional success. They’re also a differentiator for many institutions. They help schools attract more high-ability students, distinguish themselves from peer institutions, and increase the value of a student’s education.

Leadership development helps students strengthen their communication and collaboration skills, develop resilience, become more adaptable, and prepare for a world in which they will be expected to be agile and innovative. Implementing a successful leadership development program is challenging, however, and there is no single template or approach that works across the board.

In this paper, you’ll discover the 5 key practices we’ve uncovered based on our decades of experience in leadership development and research, as well as numerous collaborations with colleges and universities. Include these elements in your student leadership development program and dramatically increase its likelihood of success.

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  • Published January 3, 2020
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Based on Research by

Todd Deal
Todd Deal, PhD
Senior Faculty

Todd partners with institutions for leadership education and leader development in higher education. Before joining us, his 28-year career in higher education included rising through the faculty ranks to tenured full professor, during which time he also served as Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs and Executive Director for the Office of Leadership & Community Engagement in the Division of Student Affairs at Georgia Southern University.

Todd partners with institutions for leadership education and leader development in higher education. Before joining us, his 28-year career in higher education included rising through the faculty ranks to tenured full professor, during which time he also served as Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs and Executive Director for the Office of Leadership & Community Engagement in the Division of Student Affairs at Georgia Southern University.

Preston Yarborough
Preston Yarborough, PhD
Senior Faculty

Following a decade of work in sales and sales management, and his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Preston joined us in 2011. Though he has developed expertise with collegiate populations, Preston’s work has spanned a diverse clientele, including educators, scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals. He has developed a broad spectrum of leaders, ranging from early professionals to middle managers to executives.

Following a decade of work in sales and sales management, and his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Preston joined us in 2011. Though he has developed expertise with collegiate populations, Preston’s work has spanned a diverse clientele, including educators, scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals. He has developed a broad spectrum of leaders, ranging from early professionals to middle managers to executives.

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