Criteria for Elements of Excellence Membership

The following criteria for membership allows for a sustainable and engaging process for both the “who” and the “how” of the work of the committee.

Skilled Communicator and Collaborator

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Open-minded
  • Authentic
  • Flexible
  • Sense of humor
  • Maintains a balanced, well-reasoned perspective

Strategic, “Outside of the Box” Thinker

  • Strategic, systems-level, big picture thinker
  • Willing & able to think “outside of the box”
  • Creative, visionary, imaginative, synergistic, curious

“Leader Among Peers”

  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Respected by peers and colleagues
  • Empowers, inspires, influences, and motivates others
  • Committed to mentoring
  • Approachable

Affirmation and Commitment to Diversity, Multiculturalism and Inclusion

  • Superior awareness, knowledge and skill addressing issues of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated experience advocating social justice and inclusion
  • Infuses leadership efforts with multiculturalism, accountability to diversity and inclusiveness

Strong Work Ethic & Organizational Skills

  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills

Strong & Demonstrated Presentation Skills

  • Strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated presentation ability

Expert/Knowledgeable about Issues Facing Counseling Centers

  • Knowledgeable about the counseling center roles and functions
  • Knowledgeable about critical issues facing counseling centers
  • Expertise in college student mental health
  • Familiar with recent relevant data and reports

Strong AUCCCD Affiliation & Active AUCCCD Participation

  • Strong commitment to AUCCCD
  • Active participant in AUCCCD (e.g., listserv, leadership positions, Board)
  • Conference presentations at annual AUCCCD conference

Commitment to the E of E Mission

  • Commitment to director development and leadership training
  • Able to make E of E a priority
  • Active participation in E of E programs and activities


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