SLAM education is holistic, multidisciplinary, and distributed.

Service Leadership education is holistic in the sense that effective service leadership is dependent on at least five broad attributes operating simultaneously: intrapersonal intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, leadership competency, service competency, and systems thinking (Figure 1).

Service Leadership curriculum is multidisciplinary in the sense that theory and research from many academic disciplines inform our theoretical and practical understanding of service leadership and judgments about effective service leadership practices (Figure 2).

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Service Leadership curriculum is distributed in the sense that it can be used to support and enhance a wide variety of academic subjects and courses. Service leadership and management good practices can also be used to support and enhance a wide variety of co-curricular activities and programs, such as service learning, positive student development, student leadership and civic engagement.