By Jay Rojas
2 October 2020
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In 2016, Darran Fernandez, Corinna Fitzgerald, Patty Hambler, and Dr. Tracey Mason-Innes published the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Student Affairs and Services (SAS) Competency Model. In this document, they outlined eleven SAS competencies which are divided into three levels – core, intermediate, and advanced. They believed that “each represents the progressive levels of skills, knowledge, and attitudes required across all areas of SAS in Canada” (Fernandez et al., 2016, p. 6). This article builds upon their recommendation that the leadership education community should explore developing their own set of complementary competencies.
Jay Rojas is a Leadership Educator at the University of Guelph and is currently a PhD Student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He completed his MA in Leadership at Royal Roads University and his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Guelph.