Leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-driven process, instead of a title or position. Leaders commit to improving the groups or communities of which they are part. In this approach to leadership, a “leader” is anyone who wants to work with others to make a difference. This collaborative process means that groups must have trust and requires that group members act in ways that are consistent with their own beliefs and values as well as the group’s goals. Facilitators take on the role of guiding new LDP participants through the Heavener competencies and community engagement project.
Dubbed Competency Development Facilitators (CDF) these leaders have shown a commitment to LDP and the Heavener Community.
Being a Competency Development Facilitator in the Leadership Development Program is a minimum 2 semester-long commitment. CDFs will lead a new class of participants in the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters. The CDFs will be divided into teams and matched with a group of participants each semester. CDFs are responsible for communicating with their small group on a consistent basis, attending LDP social events and retreats, and the LDP culture and community in their small groups.