The Student Leadership Challenge: Facilitation and Activity Guide

Released in May 2013, the Facilitation and Activity Guide gives educators the flexible, modularized building blocks for teaching students how to apply Kouzes and Posner's Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.
Author:
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Beth High, and Gary M. Morgan

ISBN:
978-1-1183-9008-5
This book gives educators the flexible, modularized building blocks for teaching students how to apply Kouzes and Posner's Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. The guide includes language, guidance, and activities for teaching each Practice and its associated leadership behaviors, as well as tips for coaching students through their leadership development. It also includes direction on using the Student Leadership Practices Inventory, advice for working with students using the Student Workbook and Personal Leadership Journal, and curriculum suggestions for different educational contexts.
Table of Contents
Welcome to The Student Leadership Challenge
About The Student Leadership Challenge
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
How to Use the Facilitation and Activity Guide
How to Use the Student Workbook
Module 1: Introduction
Framing The Student Leadership Challenge Core Philosophy for Your Students
Origins of the Model
Activity 1.1: Personal-Best Leadership Experience
A Definition of Leadership
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership Model
The Student Leadership Practices Inventory
Moving Ahead
Module 2: Using the Student Leadership Practices Inventory
About the Student LPI
Using the Student LPI 360 Online
The Student LPI Reports
Student LPI Frequently Asked Questions
Module 3: Model the Way: Practice Overview and Guided Discussion
Practice Summary
Framing Model the Way for Your Students
Helping Students Understand and Apply the Behaviors of Model the Way
Further Actions to Improve in Model the Way
Activities to Learn About and Apply Model the Way
Activity 3.1 Values Spotlight
Activity 3.2 Mark Your Calendars
Activity 3.3 Movie Activity: Pay It Forward
Connect Model the Way to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Practice Summary
Module 4: Inspire a Shared Vision: Practice Overview and Guided Discussion
Practice Summary
Framing Inspire a Shared Vision for Your Students
Helping Students Understand and Apply the Behaviors of Inspire a Shared Vision
Further Actions to Improve in Inspire a Shared Vision
Activities to Learn About and Apply Inspire a Shared Vision
Activity 4.1 The Dream Sheet
Activity 4.2 Come Join Me on Vacation
Activity 4.3 Movie Activity: Invictus
Connecting Inspire a Shared Vision to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Practice Summary
Module 5: Challenge the Process: Practice Overview and Guided Discussion
Practice Summary
Framing Challenge the Process for Your Students
Helping Students Understand and Apply the Behaviors of Challenge the Process
Further Actions to Improve in Challenge the Process
Activities to Learn About and Apply Challenge the Process
Activity 5.1 We Need More Parking
Activity 5.2 Take It One Step at a Time
Activity 5.3 Movie Activity: Apollo 13
Connect Challenge the Process to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Practice Summary
Module 6: Enable Others to Act: Practice Overview and Guided Discussion
Practice Summary
Framing Enable Others to Act for Your Students
Helping Students Understand and Apply the Behaviors of Enable Others to Act
Further Actions to Improve in Enable Others to Act
Activities to Learn About and Apply Enable Others to Act
Activity 6.1 What Makes You Trust Someone?
Activity 6.2 Blindfolded Square
Activity 6.3 Movie Activity: Freedom Writers
Connect Enable Others to Act to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Practice Summary
Module 7: Encourage the Heart: Practice Overview and Guided Discussion
Practice Summary
Framing Encourage the Heart for Your Students
Helping Students Understand and Apply the Behaviors of Encourage the Heart
Further Actions to Improve in Encourage the Heart
Activities to Learn About and Apply Encourage the Heart
Activity 7.1 Web of Appreciation
Activity 7.2 Recognition Cards
Activity 7.3 Movie Activity: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Connect Encourage the Heart to Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Practice Summary
Module 8: Personal Leadership Journal
Overview and Guidelines for Continuing Your Leadership Development Journey
After Reviewing Your Student LPI Data
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Model the Way
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Inspire a Shared Vision
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Challenge the Process
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Enable Others to Act
After Reviewing the Leadership Practice of Encourage the Heart
Module 9: Sample Student Leadership Development Curricula
Seven-Session Cocurricular Workshop Series
Sample Academic Course Curriculum: Six-Week Module
One-Day Workshop or Retreat
Onward!
Appendix A: Student Leadership Practices Inventory Behavior Statements
Appendix B: Ten Tips for Becoming a Better Leader
Acknowledgments
About the Authors

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About the Authors
James Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business,Santa Clara University.
Barry Posner is Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University where hehas also served as dean of the Leavey School of Business.
Beth High is a Leadership Challenge Certified Master, a facilitator and leadership development trainer, and founder and president of High Road Consulting.
Gary M. Morgan has taught student leadership at a variety of universities and is the founder of the Student Leadership Excellence Academy.

What they are saying...

"[The Student Leadership Challenge] (book) is a gift to university educators who teach leadership courses or develop trainings. workshops, and retreats."
– Laura Osteen
Florida State University

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"This is a great opportunity for any person looking to develop a program that involves The Student Leadership Challenge."
– Miguel Trevino
Texas A&M International University

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"Employers are looking for students who have content knowledge and practical experience working in teams and leading others. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellent example of the behaviors needed to accomplish extraordinary tasks that can get you noticed by a potential employer."
– Kevin Bailey, vice president for student affairs
University of West Florida

What they are saying...

"Within the academy, we are constantly seeking additional tools to assist us in teaching the valuable lesson of leadership development for students. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellent resource to assist in the important goal of helping students to become better leaders and, ultimately, stellar citizens in the communities of the world.
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– Victor K Wilson, vice president for student affairs
The University of Geogia

What they are saying...

"In our public service leadership programs and courses we will be able to easily use the many relevant and engaging activities and reflection exercises provided in this workbook. It will enable our students to better engage with and benefit from The Student Leadership Challenge, and will also help foster their personal leadership development journeys."
– Jon McConnell, associate director,
Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

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"Every young person dreams of doing something extraordinary. The Student Leadership Challenge provides everything this generation needs to turn a dream into reality."
– Brian C. Warren Jr., executive director
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

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"A fantastic resource for leadership educators looking to further develop students’ understanding of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a tangible, hands-on way! It offers engaging activities that are sure to make an impact on your student leaders. This activity book is a great supplement to The Student Leadership Challenge, bringing the original concepts off the page and into the real world.
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– Kimberly Piatt, coordinator of leadership development
The College at Brockport.

What they are saying...

"The Facilitation and Activity Guide would have helped me not only to develop a better leadership program but to be a better leader myself. For those administering The Five Practices, this guide ‘Models the way’ and will be one of your best coaches."
– Sam Eriksmoen, former director, Emerging Leaders Program
University of North Dakota