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Leadership Competition, Oskin Leadership Institute

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Widener Takes 2nd in 2016 Collegiate Leadership Competition

The Collegiate Leadership Competition gives students the opportunity to put their leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors to the test against students from other colleges and universities. Read more.

Leadership and teamwork go hand-in-hand.

Competition has always been an excellent motivator and there's little that can help develop a strong leader than the skills to be part of an effective, dynamic team. Unlike an athletic sport, there typically is no "practice field" where students can apply leadership skills in a competitive nature. That's where the leadership competition comes in.

The Oskin Leadership Institute, along with faculty from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio developed the collegiate leadership competition to address this gap in leadership development. The two universities work together to create a competitive environment for students who want to strengthen their leadership muscles.

Competition Components

  • Assessment of Leadership Knowledge (30% of score)
    Using a game format (think Jeopardy), the students will be challenged to know and see each of the 18 core concepts.
  • Demonstration of Leadership Skills and Behaviors (60% of score)
    Students are placed in situations where they will need to exhibit a wide range of leadership skills and behaviors like meeting a challenging deadline.
  • Reflecting and Learning From the Experience (10% of score)
    Self-awareness is at the heart of leader development. This section of the competition will measure each student’s ability to reflect on experience and learn from that experience.

Interested in participating in the next leadership competition? Contact the Oskin Leadership Institute at and 610-990-8962.