Community Leadership – Leading
for Social Change
LEADERSHIP IS MUCH MORE
AN ART, A BELIEF, A
CONDITION OF THE HEART,
THAN A SET OF THINGS TO DO.
THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF ARTFUL
LEADERSHIP ARE EXPRESSED,
ULTIMATELY IN ITS PRACTICE.
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Who Are They?
The Social Change Model for Leadership
Development
 Leadership is ultimately
about change and
effective leaders are
those who are able to
effect positive change on
behalf of others and
society. Change is the
ultimate goal of the
creative process of
leadership – to make a
better world and a better
society for self and
others.
Social Change Model
7 Competencies
Individual
Values
Consciousness of Self - Self Awareness (Values, Experiences)
Congruence – Acting consistently with one’s values.
Commitment – Committed in time and talent for sustained effort.
Group
Values
Common Purpose – Group’s shared value(s) or goal(s)
Collaboration – Using diverse group talents to work toward common goal.
Community
Values
Controversy with Civility – Avoiding stalemate and groupthink.
Citizenship – Working together
Social Change Individual Values
Consciousness
of Self
Congruence
Commitment
• My Card Activity, DISC
• Aligning Values with Actions
• Passions, what breaks your heart?
Commitment
 What breaks your
 If you could make ONE positive change in the world,
what would it be? What would you do?
Group Values
Collaboration – DISC
Controversy with
Civility – Emotional
Intelligence
Common Purpose –
Social Change in Action
Citizenship
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread
within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are
bound together, all things connect.” Chief Seattle
What does “Citizenship” mean to you?
What does good citizenship look like?
How is Global Citizenship different? What does that look like?
United States Case Study
Inner Cities Falling Apart
 High concentrated crime rates
 Low high school graduation rates for inner city youth
 Higher unemployment rates
 Increased number of people living below the poverty
line
 Less homeowners
 More abandoned properties
 More gangs
Burned and Burned Again?
Negatives of Abandoned Property
 Dangerous to curious Youth and Adults
 Attracts derelicts
 Bodies found
 Drug users infiltrate
 Decreases property value of occupied homes
 Eye Sore
Action in Practice
You are a:
 Native Local Resident
 Employee at the Gantt Center
 City Commissioner
 A College Student Renting in the Community
4 Groups
Ah How Pretty!
Action in Practice
 What’s the Issue?
 What can you do to address it?
 What do you need?
 Who do you need?
 What power do you have?
 How might you affect public policy on this issue? Where in
the policy life cycle might you make change?
Social Change Challenge
Identify a social issue in your community.
Create a presentation addressing the following questions:
1. What are the complexities of your issue? What is the web of
circumstances your issue is connected to?
2. Who are the stakeholders of this issue and how will you
involve them in your efforts?
3. What kind of power do you have?
4. What is your vision for addressing this community issue?
What is the purpose of your work?
5. What are the values of your group?
6. What is your plan and the steps involved for achieving the
plan?
7. How will you measure your success in addressing the issue?
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Community Leadership * Leading for Social Change