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Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Theoretical Foundations

Leadership Model for Social Change

The Social Change Model of Leadership Development fosters leadership and service at our Center, as an inclusive process to create positive change in the community.

It is vital to the application and pedagogy of our vision and work, through;

  • Encouraging development in social justice
  • Collaboration, leadership and citizenship
  • The understanding of one’s self and of others

Asset-Based Community Development

The primary function of this model is to frame our work with community stakeholders in an empowering, collaborative, non-paternalistic way.

Developed in response to more traditional community intervention methods, this model begins the community development process by recognizing the assets within a community and proceeds by building on those assets for positive change.

Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of educational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating, rather than just remembering facts (rote learning). 

Kolb's Cycle of Experiential Learning

Created by David Kolb in 1984, Kolb's Cycle helps to break down the learning process into four categories. These four categories cover each step in the experiential learning process, giving us a better understanding of how we absorb complex concepts and situations. 



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