'Canes Leadership Scholars Program

The 'Canes Leadership Scholars Program provides students the opportunity to translate their co-curricular leadership experiences and visibly showcase how their involvement has helped them succeed as a student  here at the University of Miami.

By engaging in intentional programs and activities, students will reflect on their leadership abilities through the development and understanding of 60 key Student Leadership Competencies that are grouped into eight clusters. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students can apply for the 'Canes Leadership Scholars Program medallion to wear during their commencement ceremony.

Program Structure

The program requires you to participate in various co-curricular programs/activities during your time at the University of Miami. Available via Blackboard, the Undergraduate Leadership Scholars Guide lists the co-curricular involvements that count towards completing the program. All records of your involvement will be uploaded through the Blackboard portal.

Completion Requirements

  • Enroll in the program via the form here.
  • Participate in a minimum of 16 different co-curricular experiences (program, workshop, or educational training) that directly correlate with the Student Leadership Competency clusters
  • Record experiences and upload supporting documents via Blackboard
    • Reflections will highlight four of the competencies in each cluster
  • Complete and upload a 250-word minimum reflection via Blackboard for each of the eight cluster Student Leadership Competencies related to the involvement

Eligibility

  • University of Miami seniors graduating either spring, summer, or fall of 2022.

Competency Clusters

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  • Communication

    Verbal Communication

    Non-Verbal Communication

    Listening

    Writing

    Facilitation

    Conflict Negotiation

    Advocating for a Point of View

    Oral/Written Communication

  • Civic Responsibility

    Diversity

    Others’ Circumstances

    Inclusion

    Social Justice

    Service

    Global/Intercultural Fluency

  • Group Dynamics

    Organizational Behavior

    Power Dynamics

    Group Development

    Creating Change

  • Interpersonal Interaction

    Productive Relationships

    Appropriate Interaction

    Helping Others

    Empathy

    Mentoring

    Motivation

    Others’ Contributions

    Empowerment

    Providing Feedback

    Supervision

    Collaboration

    Teamwork/Collaboration

  • Learning and Reasoning

    Research

    Other Perspectives

    Reflection and Application

    Systems Thinking

    Analysis

    Synthesis

    Evaluation

    Idea Generation

    Problem Solving

    Decision Making

    Digital Technology

    Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

  • Personal Behavior

    Initiative

    Functioning Independently

    Follow-Through

    Responsibility for Personal Behavior

    Ethics

    Responding to Ambiguity

    Responding to Change

    Resiliency

    Positive Attitude

    Confidence

    Excellence

    Professionalism/Work Ethic

  • Self-Awareness and Development

    Self-Understanding

    Personal Values

    Personal Contributions

    Scope of Competence

    Receiving Feedback

    Self-Development

    Career Management

  • Strategic Planning

    Mission

    Vision

    Goals

    Plan

    Organization

This program has been adapted from the Student Leadership Competencies by Dr. Corey Seemiller for use at the University of Miami’s Butler Center for Service and Leadership.