Educator Leadership Academy
Concordia University’s Servant Leadership Institute is sponsoring five days of professional development for teams of educators from 20 schools across the nation to acquire insights on how to become exemplary leaders of character with specific skills to create positive school cultures where students thrive.
Developing Servant Leaders
"I am among you as the one who serves." (Luke 22:27)
Concordia University Irvine’s Servant Leadership Institute is committed to equipping individuals with effective servant leadership characteristics and skills and lending support as they strive to maximize their positive impact on others.
Servant leadership works. Organizations and teams led by servant leaders thrive. Empowering others motivates the pursuit of new heights of excellence. The humble nature of servant leaders is charismatic and cherished by followers.
Servant leadership had its origins thousands of years ago through the example of Christ. Jesus, the perfect leader, frequently uttered and modeled service during his life.
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… let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For which is the greater, one who sits at table, or one who serves? But I am among you as one who serves.
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
… whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Matthew 20: 26-28
Essential Characteristics of a Servant Leader
Fundamental Skills utilized by a Servant Leader
- Builds Relationships
- Empowers Others
- Creates a Vision
- Communicates Clearly
- Models Service
- Motivates Excellence
The Servant Leadership Institute, through the generous financial support of the Kern Family Foundation, will provide the following initiatives to students and external constituents:
- High School Students Leadership Academy (June 2023)
- Servant Leadership Book Club