Group Dynamics

  • Group Development:
    • Understanding the culture, norms, practices, and behaviors specific to an organization
    • Implementing strategies to assist groups in developing a sense of shared purpose,
      commitment, trust, and effectiveness
  • Collaboration: Implementing strategies to achieve a common objective through the sharing of ideas
    and distribution of responsibilities across group members

  • Communication: Understanding strategies to effectively and persuasively communicate with others

  • Conflict Management:
    • Engaging difference through respectful dialogue and a commitment to hearing
      other’s perspectives
    • Developing strategies to effectively manage disagreements, balancing the needs and interests of
      all involved, and finding common ground
  • Commitment to the Growth of People:
    • Exemplifying a commitment to the growth of each person in a group or organization
    • Sharing knowledge, abilities, and experiences to help develop the capacities of others in an effort
      to maintain the productivity and legacy of an organization
  • Interdependence: Valuing the relational aspects of leadership resulting in an awareness of the
    interconnectedness with others

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, and cultural competence

  • Diversity: Acknowledging, accepting, and valuing difference including intersectional identities
  • Inclusion:
    • Active consideration and inclusion of diverse opinions, experiences, and outlooks
    • Inviting individuals to share perspectives, and contribute to a cause or task
    • Providing individualized strategies that promotes a sense of belonging for each group member
  • Social Perspective-Taking: Suspending one’s frame of reference to see the world through
    others’ perspectives