Skills and Competencies

  • Demonstrate several styles of leadership that are effective in community work
  • Identify the leadership context (needs and styles) of a particular organization or effort
  • Model the characteristics of effective community leadership
  • Create trust among participants and empower others for the purpose of shared leadership
  • Facilitate the identification and use of leadership skills among participants in the effort
  • Recognize the gifts in others to nurture future leaders for the organization or effort


The ear of a leader must ring with the voices of the people.
—Woodrow Wilson