Let Them Lead

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In 2010 I contributed to a newsletter within one of NASPA’s (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) knowledge communities. The Student Leadership Knowledge educates and connects leadership educators within colleges across the US and abroad. I wrote a piece that implores practitioners to let students lead, understanding that the best practice is experience. I am continually reminded of that as I work day-to-day with students who need the experience (for that future job as much as for anything else), and administrators who continue to struggle to let go. I would not be who I am today if my mentors and advisors didn’t get out of the way and let me make mistakes, try new things, and learn through leading. I’m attaching a copy of that publication in the “free stuff” section of my site. I hope you enjoy and share!

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