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Leadership and Cultural Competency Development Program

The Student Involvement & Belonging Office would like to introduce this exciting opportunity for our campus community to be a part of Wing-shop! Wing Shop is a series of workshops, or “Wing Shops”, that give students an opportunity to develop skills and competencies that will not only help students become successful in their career(s) but in their personal lives as well. These Wing Shops are geared around the importance of leadership and cultural competency. We will help guide students through these Wing Shops as we focus on our five main themes which include Civic and Cultural Engagement, Cognitive Complexity, Interpersonal Competency, Intrapersonal Competency, and Practical Skills. After participating in these Wing Shops, our hope is for student leaders to then take flight and utilize these skills and competencies wherever they go. 


Topic Themes for Program 

  • Civic and Cultural Engagement  
    • Actively working to make a difference in the civic and cultural life of one’s community and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make a difference 
  • Cognitive Complexity  
    • The process in how individuals think complexly or simply drives their ability to make decisions and think critically 
  • Interpersonal Competence
    • An individual’s ability to interact and communicate with others and with the greater community appropriately and effectively. 
  • Intrapersonal Development 
    • An individual’s ability to recognize and interpret their own emotions/thoughts and navigate through challenges. 
  • Practical Skills 
    • Skills that are meant to help individuals better navigate through their work and personal life successfully. 

 Learning Outcomes 

  • Leadership Development 
    • Students will gain an understanding of others to help them navigate future situations where the students are required to work as a team. (Interpersonal Competence) 
    • Students will establish a better understanding of themselves, their self-worth, and personal values in order to better lead others. (Intrapersonal Development) 
    • Students will develop practical skills to support leadership actions like communication, collaboration, self-efficacy, team building, and working across differences. (Practical Skills) 
    • Students will discover the importance of complex thought patterns when engaging in leadership. (Cognitive Complexity) 
    • Students will be able to identify components of ethical leadership. (Humanitarian and Civic Engagement) 
  • Cultural Competency Development 
    • Students will be able to connect with their own diverse identities; along with understanding the effects of ridicule, teasing, and other hurtful behaviors. (Humanitarian/Civic Engagement) 
    • Students will be able to make any necessary adjustments to become a better support system while utilizing their new knowledge of an individual's background into building genuine relationships with other students. (Interpersonal Competence) 
    • Students will develop language and knowledge to accurately and respectfully describe how people (including themselves) are both similar to and different from each other and others in their identity groups. (Practical Skills)  
    • Students will know the language (vocabulary) used around diversity and inclusion that will describe positive diverse and inclusive spaces. (Intrapersonal Development) 
    • Students will respond to diversity and inclusion by building empathy, respect, understanding, and connections. (Cognitive Complexity) 
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Oregon Tech-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact GetInvolved@oit.edu in advance.