Wolfpack Leadership Challenge Awards

Wolfpack Leadership Challenge Award Information

Since 1987, “The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership” has provided individuals and organizations with a framework for exemplary leadership. Authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner believe that, despite our differences, leadership exists in five common categories composed of observable skills and abilities. These five categories are the basis for the Wolfpack Leadership Challenge Awards described below.

Submissions for the Wolfpack Leadership Challenge Awards will be via video submissions.  Videos will need to be uploaded to YouTube using your NC State YouTube Account and the link will be included in the completion of the Wolfpack Leadership Challenge Nomination Form.  Videos should not be longer than three (3) minutes. Creativity is highly encouraged as videos will be evaluated both on the relevance to the category and video presentation itself. If you need video equipment to create your videos, you can find information for checking out video equipment through the NC State Libraries website.

Notes:  All NC State Unity users receive an @ncsu.edu YouTube account

The ‘Model the Way’ Award recognizes an individual, program, or organization that promotes core values when setting and achieving their goals. This includes, but is not limited to, establishing and surpassing visible standards of excellence, positively reacting to complex change, and paving the way for others to lead. To be considered for this award, applicants’ videos should clearly demonstrate how they set the best example for others to follow, their willingness to adapt when original goals or ideas no longer seem sufficient, and/or their ability to be a beacon for positive leadership when the path is not clear.

The ‘Inspire a Shared Vision’ Award recognizes an individual, program, or organization with the passion to make a difference. Their ability to look into the future and plan for it in the present makes them stand out above the rest. Imaginative leadership, persuasive guidance, and provocative animation are qualities that help applicants in this category Inspire a Shared Vision for those around them. These qualities should be clearly evident in their video submission.

The ‘Challenge the Process’ Award recognizes individuals, programs, or organizations that continuously look for new ways to challenge the status quo. Innovation, experimentation, and risk-taking are hallmarks of the applicants for this award. Video submissions should include examples of how the applicant(s) have identified issues that need change, implemented positive change, and learned from roadblocks along the way.

The ‘Enable others to Act’ Award recognizes individuals, programs, or organizations that bring people together in an atmosphere of respect, trust, and dignity. Through their efforts, applicants for this award should be able to demonstrate how the growth of individuals and a collective have been achieved through spirited collaboration.

The ‘Encourage the Heart’ Award recognizes individuals, programs, or organizations that take great pride in the work they do, and spend time celebrating and rewarding the efforts those who make great things happen. Leaders encourage the heart by infusing hope and determination into hard work, and recognize their peers with high praise. Video submissions should detail both the encouragement and the celebration.

Steps to a successful nomination:
  1. Create the video as described above (no more than 3 minutes)
  2. Upload the video to your NC State YouTube Account – enable all sharing and downloading permissions when you upload to YouTube. Include the link to your video in the nomination form.
  3. Complete the Nomination Form

“The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® is a registered trademark of John Wiley & Sons, Inc..  For more information about The Leadership Challenge please visit the website at  www.studentleadershipchallenge.com“.