Personal assessment of leadership skills
- Value Assessment Tool, or VAT
What are your professional values? Professional values are usually the critical factors determining satisfaction and dissatisfaction with any particular job. We identify and clarify our professional values as we mature and gain experience, so occasional reflection is helpful. This tool helps you ask the question, “are your professional values a match for your current role?”
- REflection for Academic Leaders, or REAL
This tool is designed to help you reflect on leadership behaviors and strategies important for your development and success as an academic leader. This is not an assessment; it is designed for your own personal development, to help you focus on areas for personal and professional growth.
- Self-Awareness: Quick Tips (Reading time: 4 minutes)
- Self-Awareness and Self-Reflection Executive Briefing (Reading time: 9 minutes)
- Two Assessments – VAT and REAL (Reading time: 1 minute)
Nicholas Burbules, Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois, discusses the importance of self-awareness and evaluating and checking one’s own assumptions.
Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, explains how self-awareness promotes adaptive leadership.