Teamwork and Leadership

Teamwork & Leadership is among the ten Core Competencies you develop in CLA that employers and alumni tell us matter most.

The world needs people with both the ability to lead and be part of a cohesive group. It’s how you’ll help drive change through a sense of community and purpose.


Teamwork & Leadership builds and maintains collaborative relationships based on the needs, abilities, and goals of each member of a group.

Those competent in Teamwork & Leadership:

Understand their own roles and responsibilities within a group, and how they may change in differing situations.

  • Are able to influence others without necessarily holding a formal position of authority, and have the willingness to take action
  • Leverage the strengths of the group to achieve a shared vision or objective
  • Effectively acknowledge and manage conflict toward solutions

CLA Alumni Explain Teamwork & Leadership