Be the Leader You Want to Work With

About the Module

We are leaders in our roles as professionals, volunteers, and in our social circles. Collaboration and teamwork are prominent in the FCS profession. We encounter many leadership styles throughout those interactions. In some interactions, there is a clearly defined ‘leader’, or person who is in charge. Is that person ever you? Have you been in that position and not had a good experience? Many times, we change how we work when we move to a position of authority. This VPD Module will address characteristics and actions leaders can demonstrate that will help them convey authority while building a solid working relationship.

Presenter will discuss:

  1. Methods to encourage team members to engage.
  2. Strategies to effectively communicate with team members.
  3. How to analyze personal goals for accepting a leadership role. 
  4. How to develop confidence in utilizing personal characteristics and skills in a leadership role.

Resources Available to AAFCS Members Only

Members: To view and access the resources for the module, you must be logged in to your MyAAFCS account.

Resources for this professional development module include the following:
  • Resource document provided by presenters
  • Web Links related to topic
  • Lesson Plan related to topic
  • Global Interdependence in Action
  • Recommended Readings and AAFCS PDU Certificate

AAFCS Members: To see the "View Recording" button and the Module Resources, you MUST be logged in to your MyAAFCS account.

Correlations to Standards

The resources provided for this VPD Module correlate with the:  

FCS Body of Knowledge
  • Capacity Building
Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards 3.0
  • Career, Community and Family Connections
  • Interpersonal Relationships
National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Career, Community and Family Connections
  • Family and Human Development
  • Student and Program Assessment
  • Student Organization Integration

Meet the Presenter

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, CFCS, CPFFE is a Family Resource Management Field Specialist who works for South Dakota State University Extension. Her mission is to educate consumers about managing their resources, specifically finances, to improve their well-being. After working in the field of family and consumer sciences for almost 30 years. Lorna views her work through the lens of the FCS Body of Knowledge by understanding the influence of individuals, families, and communities and their effect on meeting basic human needs.

Lorna has taught middle schoolers to adults about financial management. She has published 14 journal articles on family and consumer sciences topics and review manuscripts for six academic journals.

Lorna has been a member of AAFCS since 1989 and has served on the Nominating Committee, Awards and Recognition Committee, Ethics Committee, and Annual Conference Planning Committee. She has also served as the Vice President of Recognition and President of the South Dakota Affiliate. Lorna is currently serving as a Director at Large on the Board of Directors and holds AAFCS professional credentials.