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The Social Change Model of Leadership Development particularly appeals to undergraduate students because it’s an approach to leadership development that views leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based process that uses multiple perspectives to enact positive social change. This accessible textbook engages the reader in understanding the nature of social change and the dimensions of leadership that help one become an effective change agent. It includes case studies, reflection questions, and learning activities to help facilitate engagement with the model. Written and edited by some of the country's most recognized and active scholars and educators in student leadership, the book has been field-tested by leadership faculty.

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Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development represents an ambitious collaboration of higher education scholars and practitioners summarizing and applying the social change model of leadership.” —Jaime Lester, Journal of College Student Development
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470449493
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 89,320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan R. Komives is cofounder of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. She is the coauthor of Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Second Edition.

Wendy Wagner is the former coordinator of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. She is the coeditor of the Handbook for Student Leadership Programs and has published on the Social Change Model.

The National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs supports leadership development in college students through professional development for leadership educators.

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Table of Contents


About the Authors and Editors.


1. What Is Social Change (Wendy Wagner)?

2. An Overview of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (Kristan Cilente).

3. Applying the Social Change Model: A Case Study Approach José-Luis Riera).

4. Change (Nurredina Workman).


5. Citizenship (Jennifer Bonnet).


6. Collaboration (Jordan England).

7. Common Purpose (Alex Teh).

8. Controversy with Civility (Cecilio Alvarez).


9. Consciousness of Self (Justin Fincher).

10. Congruence (Tricia Shalka).

11. Commitment (Ashlee M. Kerkhoff and Daniel T. Ostick).


12. Becoming a Change Agent (Marybeth J. Drechsler and William A. Jones).


Susan R. Komives and Wendy Wagner.

Further Readings.


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