I’m trying to identify some publications that would be key resources for those leadership program practitioners in colleges and universities. I was anticipating this book and found it to be an excellent resource and it would benefit many leadership educators and program coordinators. There was a chapter on funding leadership programs which I found particularly timely and useful. I learned something new about particular foundations and grants they award. The handbook was full of great examples and resources. The “Handbook for Student Leadership Programs” is edited by Susan Komives, John Dugan, Julie Owen, Craig Slack and Wendy Wagner. The stated description of this handbook is: “An excellent guide for establishing or enhancing campus leadership programs, the Handbook includes timely information, resources, and practical advice. Topics included: leadership models, leadership learning outcomes, structure and design of leadership programs (curricular, co-curricular and comprehensive), working with diverse populations, funding leadership programs, assessment and others.”
UPDATE: Jossey-Bass recently published the second edition of this book and renamed it “The Handbook for Student Leadership Development.” Here is the current table of contents:
About the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.
Foreword (Dennis C. Roberts).
About the Authors and Editors.
1 Advancing Leadership Education (Susan R. Komives).
1 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP EDUCATION.
2 Leadership Theories (John P. Dugan and Susan R. Komives).
3 Research on College Student Leadership Development (John P. Dugan).
4 Considerations of Student Development in Leadership (Wendy Wagner).
5 Considerations of Student Learning in Leadership (Julie E. Owen).
2 PROGRAM DESIGN.
6 Establishing and Advancing a Leadership Program (Jan Arminio).
7 Inclusive Design (Art Munin and John P. Dugan).
8 Assessment and Evaluation (Julie E. Owen).
9 Funding Leadership Programs (Angie Vineyard and Craig Slack).
3 PROGRAM CONTEXT.
10 Formal Leadership Program Models and Structure (Paige Haber).
11 Curricular Programs (Felicia Mainella and Marlena Martinez Love).
12 Co-Curricular Programs (Jennifer A. Smist).
4 PROGRAM DELIVERY.
13 Powerful Pedagogies (Cara Meixner and Dave Rosch).
14 Considerations for Cultural and Social Identity Dimensions (Daniel T. Ostick and Vernon A. Wall).
15 Contemporary Topics in Leadership (Wendy Wagner and Kristan Cliente).