ERIC Number: ED394542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Values, Vision, Voice, Virtue: The 4 "V" Model for Ethical Leadership Development.
Grace, William; Ebbers, Larry; Kell, Dayle
Ethical leadership training must be a part of the education of today's students, the leaders of the future. Students should be trained in group processing and facilitating skills, oral and written communication, conflict management, shared decision making, and team management. These future leaders should also be able to understand the symbols and ceremonies of different cultures and be able to realize the importance of context, identify and promote values, utilize motivational techniques, and articulate a vision. The 4 V Leadership Model incorporates all these crucial elements in leadership development. They are: values, vision, voice, and virtue. To help students develop a value system, the model includes ego development, self awareness training, moral development, social perspective taking, and service learning. The program imparts a sense of vision through campus and community leadership experiences. The ability to communicate and accomplish goals, or the "voice" element, is taught through exercises developing both interpersonal and intergroup communication skills, and utilizes mentoring and role-models to help student development. Finally, the program teaches about virtue, or the commitment to the common good, by providing students with the sense that society needs their input and that this input must be intertwined with an established value system. (MAB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: The Olympics of Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles, Balancing Skills, Taking Risks. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the National Community College Chair Academy (5th, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 1996); see JC 960 276.