Resources: Student Leadership Development and Service Learning

Posted by on May 6, 2005

The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has the following materials on leadership development through service-learning for higher education students that may be helpful to you:

A Guide to Student Leadership Through Service

California State University Monterey Bay Service Learning Institute: Program Review Portfolio Appendix
– this resource has a section which describes California State University at Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Summer of Service Leadership Academy (SoSLA). SoSLA “provides students with prior CSUMB service-learning experience enhanced leadership development and training necessary for successful employment in the University Service Advocate program.”
More details of this program can be found here:

Building Citizenship: Service-Learning and Student Leadership

Guidebook for a Service Model of Leadership Development

How Service Learning Affects Students (full text available online)
– the authors of this study chose leadership as one of the dependent variables (the three measures of leadership they described are growth in interpersonal skills, leadership activities, and leadership ability)

Leadership Training and Service Learning

Also, these Effective Practices from the Resource Center may also be helpful to you:

Finding higher education curricular leadership programs

Supporting student leadership in higher education service-learning

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