Leadership Outcomes

The Global Leadership Center strives to develop internationally-minded, locally-engaged leaders in all walks of life.

Taking a hands-on approach to leadership training, the GLC engages students in five internationally-focused leadership projects over the course of two years.  These projects are designed in such a way that over the course of those two years GLC students are exposed to and develop those leadership skills demanded by an increasingly globalized world.  Rather than reading about leadership, students are engaged in a problem- and project-based learning environment that encourages the development and appreciation of those leadership skills.

GLC Leadership Skill, Knowledge, and Attitude Sets include (but are not limited to):

Knowledge

  • Global perspective
  • Understanding of the social responsibilities of individuals and organizations
  • Understanding of global commercial issues
  • Understanding of global communication issues
  • Understanding of global political issues
  • Understanding of global religious issues
  • Understanding of global cultural issues
  • Self awareness and self appraisal
  • Clarified values
  • Knowledge of current international events

Skills

  • International communication skills
  • International negotiation skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Creativity skills
  • Clear and logical oral communication skills
  • Clear and logical written communication skills
  • Scholarly research skills
  • Project documentation skills
  • Ability to define problems and projects
  • Ability to determine where needed information can be located
  • Ability to apply information to concrete, real-world situations
  • Teamwork skills, especially the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to use Informational Technology (IT) effectively and efficiently
  • Presentation skills
  • General business skills
  • Ability in group problem solving
  • Ability for collaboration

Attitudes

  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • Personal flexibility
  • Poise
  • Professionalism
  • Confidence
  • Ethical awareness & action
  • Holistic, multidisciplinary, integrated approach to problems
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Independence
  • Satisfying and productive lifestyle
  • Appreciation of diversity (differences and commonalities)
  • Relationship to local and global community
  • Spiritual awareness
  • Time management
  • Willingness to take risks
  • Goal setting
  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Trust