The Mission of the i.d.e.a.l. Leadership Team is:
- to set the example as compassionate servant leaders by emphasizing dedication, ethics, accomplishment, and service;
- to further the leadership skills of our members, enhancing our lives and those of the greater community; and
- to strive to always leave our place better than we found it, thus becoming i.d.e.a.l. leaders.
Above all, the i.d.e.a.l. Leadership program aims to nurture leaders with integrity who understand the importance of empowering others.
What is i.d.e.a.l.
Excerpts from Anthony Turner’s Honor’s College leadership thesis about i.d.e.a.l.
“The ideal Leadership Team was created to mold a group of high-potential incoming freshmen into the future leaders of the University of Central Arkansas, teaching them the skills they will need to be successful, ethical leaders and integrating them into the University’s leadership structure. They are taught how to lead groups to be positive factions on campus.”
“Members of ideal are carefully chosen to be diverse in all senses of the word: in race, gender, high school location, and background. These students are immersed in a leadership-building atmosphere in which they learn the importance of leadership and of servant leadership, more specifically. Beyond leadership theory, they learn communication skills, networking skills, conflict resolution skills, and ethical decision making skills.”
“Ideal team members are also introduced to members of UCA’s administration and others that one needs to know in order to accomplish their objectives while at UCA. Beyond that, they are deeply connected to one another and to the officers and advisors of the group.”