GLOSSARY

  1. Empowerment – To build one’s confidence and ability to create change.  
     

  2. Leadership competency – Interpersonal skills and positive behaviors that contribute to effective leadership performance.
     

  3. Group structure – The layout of the group (roles, conformity, group dynamics etc.)   
         

  4. Participatory competency – The ability to engage actively and effectively within a group or social network.
     

  5. Group climate - the tone, quality, and cohesiveness of group interaction.
     

  6. Emotional empowerment - being able to stay centered and grounded, regardless of what is happening around you and outside of you.
     

  7. Adult Involvement - The guidance and support of an individual over 18.
     

  8. Collective participation – To participate as a group.
     

  9. Individual change - to become different in one’s thinking, behavior and/or attitude        
     

  10. Community change - Shifting the attitude, perception, and readiness to improve policies, practices and conditions that negatively impact communities.
     

  11. Group change - Changes in group membership, structure, or identity.       
     

  12. Outcomes – The end result of an action, situation, or event.
     

  13. Cohesion – To unify or stick together (tightly knitted).       
     

  14. Cognitive Empowerment – To build and strengthen one’s thinking process and growth mindset.
     

  15. Resiliency – The ability to recover or bounce back quickly from difficulties.    
         

  16. Critical awareness - An active, continuous, and conscientious consideration of a belief or form of knowledge.
     

  17. Efficacy – The ability to produce an intended result.
     

  18. Behavioral empowerment – To support and strengthen individuals in adopting new behaviors that advance their dreams and goals and those of their organization.
     

  19. Civic engagement – A person or group action designed to identify and address issues of public concern.           

  20. Adultism - the behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs that adults are smarter than young people and should control the process.