Leadership Education and Development (LED) must prepare students to engage in the process of leadership. LED must pursue this mission by ʻ being grounded in the belief that leadership can be learned ʻ being based upon clearly stated principles, values, and assumptions ʻ using leadership theories, models, and approaches that include understanding of self, others, communities, and contexts ʻ providing students with opportunities to develop an evolving personal philosophy of leadership ʻ promoting intentional engagement and learning in varied leadership experiences ʻ recognizing effective leadership behaviors and processes ʻ being inclusive and accessible
As part of the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) suite of Leadership Education and Development resources, this document conveys the set of specific standards and guidelines that apply to this aspect of higher education. Common to all sets of standards developed by and provided for sale from CAS, they include the embedded CAS General Standards. All standards are broken down into 12 vital areas of operations to which those leading the functional area must attend.