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"The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader" by James Couzes and Barry Posner from Wiley Publishing embraces the five philosophies that chapter members and advisors can use in their everyday life: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.

TSA's leadership program, LEAP (Leadership.  Education.  Achievement. Personal Growth.) is a customized program specifically developed for TSA with components integrated with The Student Leadership Challenge philosophy.

TSA members are encouraged to access the free sample resources for The Student Leadership Challenge via the links below.  They are applicable to all LEAP activities.  Complete Student Leadership Challenge publications are available for purchase, but their purchase is not required to participate in any aspect of LEAP.

Free Student Resources

  • "The Student Leadership Challenge: Introduction to the 5 Practices and Ten Commitments of Exemplary Leadership"
  • "The Student Leadership Challenge Student Workbook and Personal Leadership Journal: Core Philosophy of the Student Leadership Challenge and Understanding Your SLPI"
  • "The Student Leadership Challenge Student Workbook and Personal Leadership Journal: 10 Tips for Becoming a Better Leader"

Free Educator Resources

"The Student Leadership Challenge Facilitation and Activity Guide: Overview and Sample Activities"  

Curricular Resources for Teachers

OTHER SLC Resources

Professional Leadership Training at the National TSA Conference

Onsite training will be offered each year at the National TSA Conference. These free sessions, open on a first-come, first-serve basis, will be offered to middle school and high school students, and advisors. Sessions are tailored to each audience, but they will be consistent in terms of the integration of "The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader" into TSA competitions and the LEAP Legacy Chapter program.

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