In the Team-Based Leadership tier of Southern Leaders, the name of the game is teamwork! Through the LEAD 2000 course: Collaborative Leadership, Leaders will engage with interactive course materials that focus on important tenants of teamwork including: group development, conflict navigation, working with diverse teams, and building resilient teams. Team-Based Leaders will also have the chance to see these concepts in action through the Leadership in Action project, a group project aimed at helping out in the local community.
Students will engage with these different facets of teamwork and more through the Team-Based Leadership curriculum, which includes:
- LEAD 2000: Collaborative Leadership
- Participating in and completing the Leadership in Action project
- Complete the second portion of your LinkedIn project
Leadership in Action Project
During the Team-Based Leadership tier of Southern Leaders, all students will complete the Leadership in Action project. This project is a chance for Leaders to put their teamwork skills to work in order to do something great for the local community.
Team-Based Leadership students will work in teams of 5-6 to complete this project. The aim of their project should be to work with a community partner to complete a service project that fulfills some sort of need in the local community. Previous projects have included: a supply drive for the Eagle Essentials Pantry and work with the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah.
After completing the Team-Based Leadership tier, students will be able to:
- Describe the stages of group development and identify them in a team setting
- Understand their personal themes of talent and those of others and identify the leadership domains to which those themes belong
- Apply their understanding of themes of talent and leadership domains to develop effective teams
- Recognize that to be effective, teams should create inclusive spaces and view diversity as an asset to the team
- Discuss how they would apply team members’ strengths to create and inspire a shared vision
- Illustrate their practice of leadership through team-based activities
Through Team-Based Leadership, students will develop the following leadership competencies (Seemiller, 2014):
- Group Development
- Conflict Negotiation
- Productive Relationships
- Others’ Contributions
- Personal Contributions
After finishing the curricular and co-curricular requirements for Team-Based Leadership, students will receive a certificate at the end of the year.
Last updated: 5/16/2023