Individual Reflection paper—two pages
This assignment takes the form of a two-page double spaced page essay
• The goal of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to review and recap your critical
thinking and personal feelings about social work leadership & teamwork over the course.
• Write in the first person and write personally
• In your essay you must address the following (though you may address additional relevant
A. Transformative leadership: My approach and positionality
– Describe your own approach to transformative, participatory & effective leadership –
You must cite course material in your description
– Discuss the connection between being a transformative leader and your positionality.
Include at least 3 social identities (at least one must be one of power and privilege) –
How do these characteristics inform your decision making?
– How might your positionality influence how others (colleagues, community members
etc.) react to you as a leader?
B. Growth in leadership in AIP with Organizations & Communities
– Identify two strengths and two challenges you experienced working with your group.
– How did you address them?
– What did you learn about yourself (include a discussion of your learning edges)?
– How can use best practices from the group process to inform your leadership and
improve culturally responsive practice in the field?