Ashley Christensen ’16

Major: Criminal Justice and Sociology
Hometown:Champlin, MN

We have an opportunity to change the world, and that can only be done by giving back as much as possible and helping others succeed.

Learning Objectives

Leadership

  • Identify and Describe the relationship between leader character and competence with an understanding of how core values affect leadership
  • Identify and Describe the four basic phases of team building
  • Illustrate significant traits and behaviors of historical leaders
  • Understand and explain the situational, transformational, and adaptive leadership theories
  • Describe methods of assessing leadership styles
  • Understand and be able to effectively use counseling for individual and personal feedback and improvement
  • Conduct self evaluation of personal leader actions while in positions of authority / leadership
  • Effectively applying leadership principles as upperclassmen Application of leadership principles learned since a Freshman)
  • Describe and be able to use leading procedures
  • Develop and use an effective format useful for giving guidance and instructions to an organization or team

 

Personal Development

  • Develop short-term and long-term goals and a personal plan to achieve those goals
  • Explain how to set goals and manage time at the team level
  • Develop team mission statement and goals
  • Define elements of time and stress management
  • Understand how to create a personal developmental plan and prepare one for yourself
  • Understand and identify the types and elements of interpersonal communication
  • Develop and present professional presentations for information and to obtain decisions
  • Understand and implement effective writing techniques in order to communicate in written form
  • Identify risks in an operational environment and establishing procedures to mitigate the risk
  • Effectively apply leadership skills to Teams and Groups

 

Professionalism

  • Define what values are and identify values used by yourself and others
  • Explain how the implementation of a consideration of others (CO2) program can positively influence the operations of an organization
  • Analyze how personal and organizational values influence individuals in leadership positions
  • Understand and apply professional ethics in decision making
  • Understanding the leaders role in organizational rules operations
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) programs positively impact organizational operations
  • Understand and explain how personal conduct impacts your leadership ability
  • Explain how Cultural Awareness can impact a unit and mission
  • Apply cultural understanding to decision a making and leader
  • Create a developmental plan for the next 12 months which outlines you goals and then update that plan as time progresses to see how you are meeting your goals
  • Understand the typical advancement plan for your profession and how to manage your career to meet advancement requirements

 

Problem Solving

  • Using a decision making model to ID and solve problems
  •  Apply a decision making model during organizational meeting designed to plan for future operations and activities
  • Describe and apply problem solving models to develop suitable and acceptable solutions to given problem sets
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