NCLP Highlighted Offerings

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Leadership for a Better World book cover The newly released second edition of  Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development  and the corresponding facilitator guide,  The Social Change Model: Facilitating Leadership Development  provide an approachable introduction to the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, giving students a real-world context through which to explore the seven C's of leadership for social change and socially responsible leadership.
The Socially Responsible Leadership Scale (SRLS) is a statistically valid and reliable assessment tool designed to measure the seven values of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.  The SRLS Online is the perfect assessment tool to use in leadership courses and small-scale programs.
Collaborative Priorities and Critical Considerations for Leadership Education is the product of ILEC's work and serves as an invitation to all who engage in the work of leadership education to consider: "What is required of us to collectively build capacity of leadership learners?"


2017 National Leadership Symposium
Posted on May 30, 2017

Examining and Reframing Leadership through a Critical Lens 

July 17-20, 2017

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas


Early bird registration ends June 9! Don't miss your opportunity to register for the 2017 NLS


The 2017 National Leadership Symposium focuses on critically examining and reframing how we view and approach leadership.  Participants will learn how to deconstruct concepts of leadership, examine what shapes their understanding of leadership, and identify ways to transform their leadership education practice and pedagogies. Visit our ' 'Programs' page for more information about the 2017 Symposium



New Social Change Model Resources Available!
Posted on April 07, 2017

The second edition of Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and the corresponding facilitator's guide, The Social Change Model: Facilitating Leadership Development, have been released! Get your copy at The Social Change Model is the most widely-used leadership model for college students, and has shaped college leadership curricula at schools throughout the U.S. and other countries including a translation in Chinese. Leadership for a Better World provides a comprehensive exploration of the model, with a practical, relevant approach to real-world issues, while The Social Change Model: Facilitating Leadership Development provides leadership educators with a wealth of classroom and workshop activities, discussion and reflection questions, assignment suggestions, and additional resources such as video clips and supplementary readings. It also includes several case studies for students to consider the implications of applying all eight elements of the Social Change Model in a variety of contexts. The SCM is backed by 15 years of research, and continues to be informed by ongoing investigation into the interventions and environments that create positive leadership development outcomes. Leadership for a Better World provides a thorough, well-rounded tour of the Social Change Model, with guidance on application to real-world issues.

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Concepts & Connections

A publication for Leadership Educators.

Concepts & Connections is a topical publication for leadership educators published three times annually. 

Future topics of Concepts & Connections include:
  • Critical Perspectives on Leadership
  • Courageous Leadership
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Leadership & Student Agency 

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Inter-Association Leadership Education Collaborative (ILEC)

For four years, NCLP has partnered with other professional associations to develop provocations for the field of leadership education. The team produced "Critical Considerations and Collaborative Priorities for Leadership Education." To see the professional development opportunities available to you or your students through the ILEC associations, click on each icon below.