Developing a Strategy for Leader Development Across the University A Presentation for Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE) July 18, 2009 Bill Bassett, Director University Assessment and Planning and Emmett E. Perry, Ph.D, Rockhurst U.
Rockhurst University Mission and Vision Mission. Rockhurst University exists to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal education and graduate education. Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world. Vision.Rockhurst University will be nationally recognized for transforming lives and forming leaders in the Jesuit tradition. Inspired by the example of St. Ignatius of Loyola, this Catholic university community seeks to make God’s good world better through learning, leadership, service, and the pursuit of justice.
Rockhurst University’s Core Jesuit Values • Finding God in All Things: • Reflection and Discernment: • Magis – “More”: • Cura Personalis – “Care for the Whole Person”: • Contemplatives in Action: • Wisdom – SapientiaAedificavitSibiDomum – “Wisdom Has Built Herself a Home”
Strategic Direction 2: “…Rockhurst creates an integrative experience for students to develop skills, competencies and values in these seven areas: • LEADERSHIP: The commitment to develop the gifts and talents of self and others to make a positive difference in the world. • COMMUNICATION: The ability to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts and with awareness of purpose and audience. • INTERNATIONAL AND CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING: The appreciation of cultural differences and commonalities, and the ability to interact with sensitivity and alertness as citizens of the world. • CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING: The ability to search for knowledge, investigate questions, and apply information in a systematic, discerning, and innovative manner. • ETHICS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: The commitment to create a more just world and to live with integrity, humility, tolerance, and empathy. • ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE: The capacity to assimilate and apply a broad range of skills, knowledge, and abilities to a chosen field of study. • SELF FORMATION: The discovery and cultivation of spiritual, physical, social, and emotional well-being.”
Essential Elements of the University’s Strategy for Leader Development Ensure a common set of experiences for all students. Provide optional or elective programming that builds upon the foundational base. Engage the entire community. Provide opportunities and encouragement for staff and faculty development as well as students. Emphasize the development of life-long skills in self-examination focused on aligning actions with core values and personal goals.
Guiding Principles and First Steps Use the White Paper to engage and focus the community. Be intentional about using the “Model for Leader Development” in and out of the classroom. Ensure that both the individual student and students’ faculty and staff do some form of early and late assessment. Employ pilots. Share results. Example: Pilot use of a Learning, Leadership and Service e-Portfolio in the Honors, Education, OT, CSD, and Executive Fellows MBA programs.
Pilot: MBA Program Helzberg School of Management (HSOM)
University and HSOM: MBA Leader Development Objectives • Understand your uniqueness. Develop your capabilities, your values, and your worldview; • Develop life-long skill in self-examination focused on aligning actions with core values and personal goals; • Motivate yourself and others to recognize and pursue worthy aims; • Confidently innovate and adapt to lead with integrity in a changing world; and • Through service to others, learn to engage others with a positive, loving attitude.[i] [i] From Rockhurst University White Paper, adapted from Lowney, 294-295.
Program Orientation • Occurs near enrollment • Social event • Components: • - Orientation to Program: • - Integration of development in coursework • - Setting expectations • - An Introduction to Ignatian Pedagogy: Anchoring • - Leader Development In Jesuit Tradition. • - Adult learning: Undergraduate v. Graduate Studies • - Introduction to “Foundations” and “Horizons” • - Introduction to Learning Teams (3X1)
Your Role ! With our thanks, Bill and Emmett
Conclusion With our thanks, Bill and Emmett
With our thanks, Bill and Emmett