Is your community willing to invest in its future? Leadership education is a good start. Our leadership and civic engagement educators can help you think about your community's goals, and will design a program to help you get there. Our programs bring emerging leaders from the sidelines, giving them the confidence they need, and provides existing leaders with more perspectives and information to help them succeed.
Think about leaders in your community – formal and informal, existing and potential. In conversations or interviews with others, consider your response to how often those individuals exhibit the leadership attributes described. Your responses will help you discuss your community with our leadership and civic engagement educators.
|Leaders in this community...||Never||Rarely||Sometimes||Often||Regularly|
|Know how to tackle problems in systematic ways|
|Respect a variety of leadership styles|
|Move out of comfort zones and learn to grow|
|Can lead volunteer organizations|
|Provide a leadership role model for others in the community|
|Strive to improve the quality of life in the community|
|Talk optimistically about the future|
|Articulate a convincing vision|
|Envision new possibilities|
|Work at developing new leaders|
|Believe trust can overcome difficulties|
|Overcome challenges to ge things done|
|Understand the community's structure and dynamics|
|Know how to change things in my community|
|Are well informed about public issues|
|Are well qualified to participate in public issues resolution|
|have a good understanding of strategies for public issues in the community|
|Seek to forge new connections|
|Are confident in their ability to work with others|
|Adapted from Pigg, K. (2000). Program evaluation report. Columbia, MO: Missouri Cooperative Extension Community Leadership Program Evaluation, University of Missouri|
Given your perspective on the above, how would you list your 3-5 high-priority attributes - those you believe the community should focus on in developing leadership education opportunities.