LPD Competencies Video Series

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Leadership is a collection of skills and abilities that you will spend your lifetime developing and refining. Purdue has defined a set of competencies for you to use as a roadmap to your leadership and professional development pathway. There are countless ways for you to create your own experience and build your own path on campus.

In this video series, you can listen to Purdue alumni share their experiences and how they developed and continue to utilize these competencies in their careers and lives beyond their time on campus. This project is an ongoing collaboration between Purdue Honors College and the Roger C. Stewart Leadership & Professional Development Department, so check back frequently for new videos.

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Communication     |     Intrapersonal Awareness & Development

Interpersonal Skills & Intercultural Knowledge   |   Ways of Thinking


Verbal/Sign Communication

Trevor Peters, 2017 Brian Lamb School of Communication alumni discusses his use of verbal communication every day as a television news reporter. He is a former member of Purdue Varsity, Glee Club, Mortar Board, and the Purdue Foundation Student Board.

Listening & Observing

Allison Eagan, College of Agriculture and Honors College alumni discusses her use of listening and observing. She is a former member of Purdue Student Sustainability Council, Purdue Student Government, and a former Honors College Mentor.

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Intrapersonal Awareness & Development


Claire Lee, 2018 Purdue Honors College alumni and 2021 University of Chicago Law School graduate, explains why she believes that self-understanding helped her find her best path and success at Purdue. She is a former member of the Honors Mentor Program, Mortar Board, and Old Masters.


Madison Long, 2017 Krannert School of Management alumni discusses her use of resiliency. She is a former member of Mortar Board, Krannert's Business Opportunity Program, and Purdue Student Government.

Continuous Learning

Adam Watkins, 2013 College of Liberal Arts alumni discusses his use of continuous learning. He is a former member of GradSea and the Honors Mentor Program.

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Interpersonal Skills & Intercultural Knowledge

Organizational Behavior & Teamwork

Kennedy Clark, 2017 College of Science and Honors College alumni discusses her use of organizational behavior & teamwork. She is a former member of the Honors Mentor Program, BoilerMENTORS, and the Purdue Anthropology Society (PAST).

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Ways of Thinking

Reflection & Analytical Reasoning

Abhi Balaji shares his value of reflection and analytical reasoning - how it has helped him to develop professionally, and evaluate his decision making and problem solving. He is a former member of the Purdue Polytechnic Ambassadors Program, the Association of Information Technology Professionals, and Mortar Board.

Ethics & Ethical Behavior

Isaac Tipton, 2012 College of Engineering alumni discusses his use of ethics and ethical behavior. He was a Resident Assistant at First Street Towers, and participated the Engineering Term Abroad (part of GEARE).

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