Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy 2020-2021 Competencies
This year, the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy will focus on the following 6 competencies. These competencies are adapted from Dr. Corey Seemiller's research. More information about Dr. Seemiller's Student Leadership Competencies is available here. Additionally, you can visit GVSU's online library to review the Student Leadership Competency handbook.
Enhancing an understanding of one's personality, beliefs, strengths and weaknesses, and interests.
Cultivating meaningful connections with others that contribute positively to the well-being of those involved.
Working toward a more equitable distribution of social power.
Keeping tensions and emotions to a minimum, focusing solely on the issue, balancing the needs of all involved, and finding common ground to manage disagreement.
Developing a statement that defines the aspiration and direction of an individual or organization to guide actions and decisions.
Responding to Ambiguity
Responding to an unpredictable situation by adapting one's plans and moving forward without all the information.