The primary focus of this level is for individuals to develop a better understanding of themselves. This includes learning about their specific strengths and weaknesses within their own personalities. Upon completion of the different components, each individual should acquire the following:
▪ Articulate a definition of leadership and understand specific expectations of leaders.
▪ Identify how leadership operates within individuals, the chapter, and the band program.
▪ Understand the importance of values and core principles to leadership.
▪ Evaluate one’s strengths and weaknesses and develop an understanding of the connection between emotional intelligence and leadership.
▪ Learn about the interaction between leadership and accountability.
▪ Understand the importance of passion and enthusiasm to leadership.
To achieve these learning objectives, individuals will work through the following components in Level 1.
Level 1 Components
1. Introduction – What does it mean to be a ‘leader’ in Kappa Kappa Psi
a. General expectations
b. Definition of leadership
c. Benefits for the individual, the chapter, the band program, and beyond
d. Overview of The Founders’ Circle
2. Values and Self Awareness
a. Importance of values to leadership
b. Assessing/Evaluating individual strengths and weaknesses
c. Emotional Intelligence and its relationship to leadership
d. How to demonstrate specific values in a personal leadership style
3. Integrity and Accountability
a. What does it mean to act with integrity?
b. Promoting and demonstrating good judgment
c. Risks of being a bystander
d. Leading in both good times and bad
e. How to lead when presented with a difficult situation
f. The relationship between accountability and leadership
g. Time management and its connection to accountability
4. Passion and Enthusiasm
a. The importance of demonstrating passion and enthusiasm
b. How to convey excitement
c. Maintaining a sustained positive attitude
5. Theories/Models of Leadership I
a. Social Change Model, Individual Level
b. Servant Leadership
c. Thayer, The Power of Small