Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

What is a Reflective Artifact?Reflective Artifacts are items that creatively express your learning in the Leadership Development Program. As a participant of the program, you will complete one final Artifact after the completion of all three phases. Artifacts are guided by reflection questions, located below and in your Leadership Development Program booklet, to aid in articulating your learning as a result of your collective experiences.

These artifacts are submitted to the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement as proof of program completion, they are the measurement of your success in the program. Completed Artifacts will be evaluated and given feedback, similar to an assignment in class. 

Reflective Artifacts can be completed in the formats below. You are highly encouraged to connect your Artifact to your career ambitions to enhance your professional portfolio.

  • Reflective Essay (2-3 pages in length and includes a cover page)
  • e-Portfolio (utilizing UNCW's Digication e-portfolio platform, free for students)
  • Creative Project (all creative projects must include a one page summary detailing how the project answers reflection questions below)

Reflection QuestionsReflection questions are provided to guide your creation of Reflective Artifact. These questions are also included in your Leadership Development Program booklet.

  • How has your understanding of leadership changed as a result of this program?
  • Tell a story from one of your experiences that has had the most profound impact on your understanding of leadership. Why was this experience so influential?
  • What are 2-3 specific skills you have strengthened or acquired as a result of partici pating in this program? Which experiences influenced the building of these skills?
  • How will you apply your learning about the seven C’s of leadership to other con texts or environments? (Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collab oration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship)
  • Would you define your culminating project as a success? Why or why not?
  • Ultimately, what kind of social change do you wish to contribute to in your life time? How does your career goals align with your plans?