LEAD Event Credits


LEAD@Oneonta credit is assigned to events with educational goals consistent with the following descriptions:

LEADership Outcomes

Balancing Independence & Collaboration: explain that good leaders are both independent and collaborative; demonstrate self-reliant, autonomous behaviors while exhibiting healthy methods of interdependency; demonstrate successful models of cooperation/collaboration; suggest the importance of accepting supervision, feedback, and constructive criticism when needed; define effective strategies for seeking input and involvement of others.

Career Path: provide clarity on certain fields/professions of interest to the student; help them gain depth to their own career goals; bring structure to the process of searching for jobs or considering graduate school options; highlight professionalism and expectations of work environments.

Critical Thinking: teach students to use complex information from a variety of sources including personal observation to form a decision or opinion; demonstrate the application of previously understood information and concepts to a new situation or setting (case studies, role plays, scenarios).

Effective Communication: teach participants to write and speak coherently and effectively; explain the importance of deliberate reflection; highlight the (ethical) use of influence on others through writing, speaking or artistic expression; support effective articulation of abstract ideas; coach in developing successful presentations or performances.

Healthy Behavior: articulate the relationship between health and wellness and accomplishing lifelong goals; promote creating a healthy community and environment; help students choose behaviors and environment that promote health and reduce risk; educate on how to recognize and address unhealthy behaviors in themselves and others.

Leadership Development:
relate the concept of lifelong learner to individual leadership growth; help students understand that there are many roles that a leader may play; provide insight on how leadership roles apply to their lives; teach students the ethical/professional components of leadership.

Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships: help students develop and maintain healthy, satisfying, and mutually rewarding interpersonal relationships with peers, family, colleagues, and authority figures; help students recognize and address unhealthy relationships and relationship patterns; provide skills in resolving conflict.

Media Literacy: teach participants to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms (from print to video to the Internet); build an understanding of the role of media in society; teach participants to view media with a critical eye and provide essential skills of inquiry; highlight the importance of self-expression

Personal Competency/Confidence: increase assertive and respectful behavior in participants; help initiate actions towards achieving goals; assist in identifying personal skills and abilities; offer opportunity to seek constructive feedback from others; provide an assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses; encourage risk taking and sharing; provide skills to help process difficult or uncomfortable scenarios or subject matter.

Personal/Educational Goals: give students the concept of personal/educational goal-setting; help students clarify their own personal mission and/or vision; provide tools to assist student in task management; teach individuals to use their personal/educational goals as a guide to daily decisions.

Satisfying and Productive Lifestyle: help students apply time and stress management strategies to their daily lives; highlight the importance of a balanced lifestyle between education, work, family and leisure; educate on availability and use of on and off campus resources.

Social Responsibility: articulate a community-oriented social justice perspective; Help students understand the development, maintenance, and/or orderly change of community, social, and legal standards or norms; provide them with the tools to appropriately challenges the unfair, unjust, or uncivil behavior of other individuals or groups.

Spiritual Awareness: highlight the importance of a personal belief system; explain the roles of spirituality in personal and group values and behaviors.

Values and Ethics: assist students in exploring and understanding their personal values and recognizing how personal values influence decision and perception of the world; promote ethical leadership and understanding of morals/principles.

Core Competencies

Foundations of Leadership: provide students with general knowledge on leadership. Covering issues such as historical perspectives and evaluation of leadership theory; theoretical, philosophical, and conceptual foundations of leadership of several cultures; cultural and gender influences on leadership; ethical practices in leadership; moral leadership; leadership and followership.

Organizational Development: provide students with general knowledge on how organizations work. Covering issues such as team building; shared leadership; group dynamics and development; organizational communication; group problem-solving and decision making models; planning; conflict management and resolution; methods of assessing and evaluating organizational effectiveness; organizational culture, values and principles; community development; power and empowerment; collaboration; developing trust; organizational politics; leadership in diverse organizations.

Personal Development: provide students with general knowledge on their growth as a person. Covering issues such as awareness and understanding of various leadership styles and approaches; exploration and designing of personal leadership approaches; human development theories; the intersections of human development theories, sexual orientation, national origin, and environment; personal management issues such as time management, stress reduction, development of relationships, problem solving, goal setting, and ethical decision-making; oral and written communication skills; critical thinking skills; risk taking; creativity; wellness lifestyle development; supervision; motivation.

Diversity Program

Diversity Program: articulate the advantages and challenges of a diverse society; combat stereotypes and oversimplification of characteristics of identity groups; explore privilege and power; develop participants' understanding of their own multi-faceted identities; educate on appropriately challenging abusive use of stereotypes by others; create understanding of the impact of prejudice and diversity on one's own society; and/or promotes taking the perspective of another to facilitate understanding.