Leadership

Global Competency

Global Competency is an important attribute students should develop in order to be responsible global citizens. Global Competency was defined by the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) as the ability "...not only to contribute to knowledge, but also to comprehend, analyze and evaluate its meaning in the context of an increasingly globalized world." In order to view society in a global way, students should explore each of these areas in depth. By gaining knowledge and increasing understanding, students can challenge themselves to be better leaders.

A great way to get started learning more about global competency is to use your campus resources. Many schools have departments, campus groups and activities that can help you develop a better understanding of why being globally competent is important.

Cultural Competency

"Cultural Competency is defined as integrating the following into an institution's cultural fabric: awareness, attitude, knowledge and skills surrounding different racial and ethnic groups." (Mercedes Martin & Billy Vaughn (2007). Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Management magazine, pp. 31-36. DTUI Publications Division: San Francisco, CA.).

The following resources can help you explore cultural competency. They can help you explore why this concept is important and can challenge you to be part of a culturally competent institution and society.

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Checklists
Career Checklist

Navigate your CareerPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Assessed your values, interests, and skills?
  2. Researched possible career choices?
  3. Created a resume and cover letter?
  4. Activated your eFolio account?
  5. Started the job search process?

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Education Checklist

Navigate your EducationPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Developed SMART goals?
  2. Decided on a major or program of study?
  3. Assessed your learning style?
  4. Researched study skills and strategies?
  5. Arranged a meeting with an advising professional to select appropriate courses?

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Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Finance Checklist

Navigate your FinancePlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Established your short and long-term financial goals?
  2. Created a budget?
  3. Explored resources to help you pay for college?
  4. Assessed your debt situation?
  5. Developed a savings plan for the future?

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Leadership Checklist

Navigate your LeadershipPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Assessed your leadership style?
  2. Completed a personality inventory?
  3. Formed your personal mission and vision statement?
  4. Explored the leadership resources?
  5. Participated in a campus or community activity to help build your leadership skills?
  6. Determined your Carbon Footprint?

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Personal Checklist

Navigate your PersonalPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Explored the transition to college resources?
  2. Assessed your resiliency and ability to adapt to change?
  3. Established personal fitness goals?
  4. Examined the physical and mental wellness resources?
  5. Researched how to manage healthy relationships?

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Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.