A Social Change Model of Leadership Development Guidebook Version III
The National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs recently released A Social Change Model of Leadership Development Guidebook Version III. It is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to lead themselves and others in the real world.
It is the first of its kind. The guidebook features a series of articles about different aspects of the SCM. It is intended to help administrators, teachers, and students develop leaders in an effective manner.
In addition to the standard textbook readings, there are lecture events, weekend training programs, and other nifty little things. Some universities even offer academic majors and minors in leadership development.
According to the social change model of leadership development, there are three aspects to leadership. These include collaboration, empowerment, and service to the community. There are also seven core values that make up the SCM model. Each value has its own corresponding SCM acronym.
The SCM model is a collaborative process that requires group members to behave in ways that support their own values. This, in turn, promotes change.
Of course, not all groups have equal potential for transformation. For this reason, adaptability is an important criterion. Adaptability entails the ability to maintain the core functions of the group.
Other factors to consider in the development of future leaders include the student's personal values and interests. Finally, colleges and universities have to find ways to make sure the process of developing a leader is not a one-time event.