IHS 3204 Exploring Leadership
Personal Leadership Action Plan
Reflect on what you have learned during the semester about leadership, with a focus on
using theory to enhance practice. Write your leadership action plan and include the
following sections as headings:
1.) Your philosophy of leadership. What does leadership mean to you? What theories or
models ground your ideas about leadership? You MUST support your ideas with models
or theories used in the class.
2.) You as a leader. What have you learned about your capabilities as a leader? Do you
have a leadership style? What are your strengths and weaknesses in relation to
leadership? How did you demonstrate your leadership skills during this class? Cite
examples from class activities, readings, reflections, and community service project.
3.) Your observations of leadership in action. What have you observed about leadership
and participant roles from being a member of this class? How did leadership function in
your project team? How would you assess your team’s effectiveness? What worked and
what didn’t? Why?
4.) Your leadership development plan. How will you develop your leadership
capabilities? What is your action plan for the next two years? What do you still need to
learn? What do you want to experience? What action steps will you take to accomplish
your leadership goals? Be specific!
The paper should be typed, double-spaced, and four to five pages in length.
However, quality is MOST IMPORTANT! The paper is due on the last class
meeting. Late papers will result in a lower grade.