Presentation on theme: "Kappa Omicron Nu is pleased to recognize and honor the new members of this Chapter."— Presentation transcript:
Kappa Omicron Nu is pleased to recognize and honor the new members of this Chapter.
Empowerment Dorothy I. Mitstifer Executive Director Kappa Omicron Nu
Mission of Kappa Omicron Nu... is empowered leaders through scholarship, research, and leadership.
Definition focusing energy in ones Circle of Influence.... Its acting with integrity.
Outcome of Empowerment... is a community worthy of the best we humans have to offer.
Essence of Empowerment... is enacting the vision.
Elements of Empowerment Vision Balance of autonomy & dependence Courage
Vision is defined... as taking a stand for a preferred future.
Vision implies Taking responsibility Acting congruently Agreeing to change
Autonomy... in decision making and action relative to service decisions are made and actions taken based on expertise (knowledge and reason).
Dependence... grows out of a reluctance to risk or to take responsi- bility for the future.
Useful dependency Confirms and validates us. Clarifies organizational frameworks. Helps us feel connected. Protects us from problems. Helps us learn from others.
Teamwork and Interdependence... are most effective when we operate out of a position of strength.
Courage Facing harsh realities. Examining our own contribution to problems Putting our authentic view into words in a straight- forward manner.
Enacting the Vision We are most free... when we are consistently living in accordance with the highest values.... Consistency of the highest sort is empowerment.
Kappa Omicron Nu Chapters... are a key resource for members in gaining empowerment. Herein lies a challenge to chapters.
Welcome to Kappa Omicron Nu The challenge to each of you is to make the Kappa Omicron Nu mission of empowerment a life-long quest.
The Target and priority of Kappa Omicron Nu is You
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