HOT OFF THE PRESS: Generation Z Leads: A Guide for Developing the Leadership Capacity of Generation Z Students
This specialized guide showcasing ideas and strategies for developing the leadership capacities of Generation Z students. This book covers reasons why Generation Z students may not be drawn to leadership experiences, value propositions that resonate with Generation Z students to enhance participation, marketing and recruitment strategies that align with a high-touch and high-tech generation, effective ways to structure leadership experiences, opportunities to reframe service learning to social change, ideas for integrating entrepreneurship and social innovation into the leadership curriculum, insight into the roles of mentor and adviser, effective communication strategies that work with this generation, and practices for assessing leadership development and recognizing student achievements.
Determined. Innovative. Confident. These are just some of the many characteristics of Generation Z, those born from 1995 to 2010. Although some characteristics may look similar to the Millennial Generation, Generation Z brings a whole new set of attributes and experiences to higher education. But, our structures, curriculum, environments, processes, and pedagogies were likely developed with previous generations in mind. This new cadre of students will challenge us to re-conceptualize our institutions to ensure we are providing the most meaningful and effective learning and engagement experiences possible.
The Student Leadership Competencies® have been developed from five years of research analyzing learning outcomes in all 522 accredited academic programs in higher education. The results: 60 essential leadership competencies for the 21st century. Use the Student Leadership Competencies® as a framework to develop a program or course, infuse meaningful competency-based activities into the curriculum, assess competency learning and development, and help students reflect and apply their learning in future academic, professional, and life contexts.
Dr. Seemiller is a seasoned leadership educator teaching students in and out of the classroom. She has designed more than twenty different for credit classes on topics such as foundations of leadership, social justice, emotional intelligence, research methods, and social change, and facilitates workshops and seminars around the country on a variety of topics. Dr. Seemiller is also involved in the training and development of leadership educators. Her research and publications on understanding leadership educator identity have helped shape the conversation about professional identity and development for the field of leadership education. She is also involved in training leadership educators through her facilitation of sessions at the International Leadership Association, Lead365, Leadership Educators Institute, NASPA, and ACPA. Dr. Seemiller has served twice as the co-chair for the National Leadership Symposium and a co-founder and co-chair for the Leadership Education Academy twice.
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