Leadership skills are developed on three levels: individual, team, and organizational–each level building upon the other.
Level One: Leadership skill sets. To develop the personal foundations of leadership, Westwood exposes each student to the skill sets needed to be self-directed, believing that each person can be a powerful agent for change, an influencer during the adoption of new initiatives, and a model of productivity and commitment.
Level Two: Team leadership changes individuals. As each student guides a team, they learn to facilitate group processes in order to streamline workflow, minimize interpersonal conflict, and align with the goals of the organization. The shift from practicing these skills to learning how to teach these skill sets to others is made in our classrooms.
Level Three: Self-mastery. This level of leadership skill development encourages students to know themselves, to effectively express themselves, to control themselves, and to control their interactions with others.