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


Self Understanding

Enhancing an understanding of one's personality, beliefs, strengths and weaknesses, and interests.

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productive relationships

Productive Relationships

Cultivating meaningful connections with others that contribute positively to the well-being of those involved.


Social Justice

Working toward a more equitable distribution of social power.

Social Justice


Conflict Negotiation

Conflict Negotiation

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.


Vision

Developing a statement that defines the aspiration and direction of an individual or organization to guide actions and decisions.

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Responding to Ambiguity

Responding to Ambiguity

Responding to an unpredictable situation by adapting one's plans and moving forward without all the information.