A Social Change Model of Leadership Development

Funded by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Development Program of the U.S. Department of State and developed by The Working Ensemble, headed by Alexander Astin and Helen Astin of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, this guidebook presents the Social Change, or ‘seven’ C’s, model of leadership development It posits that leadership develops at the individual, group, and community levels with the goal of creating change to benefit the common good. The guidebook explains each component of the model, shows how they are interrelated, and offers ideas about how one can develop each facet of the model.