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Reflection is central to the portfolio development and gives meaning to artifacts included in the portfolio. Essentially, the reflection tells the story of the artifact and how it is connected to the participant’s personal action plan. The reflection is a short written statement (no need to be more than 250 words) that goes beyond simply describing the source or nature of the artifact to which it is attached. A good reflection begins with a description, an introduction or identification of the artifact, delving into the meaning, significance, and application of the artifact as a representation of leadership principles. It also clearly links the artifact to the learning outcomes of NDC courses, including the SL course. This is so the participant can demonstrate they are linking their leadership development to the NDC curriculum. Reflection is not an ‘add-on’ piece to the learning process but is integral to the complex process of becoming a leader. Successful reflection enables self-awareness, personal and professional growth and improved leadership practices.
Ultimately, reflection will result in insights as to:
1. How and why you think the way you do about leadership.
2. What actions you took, what choices you made.
3. The meaning of your actions and choices.
4. What learning and growth has occurred.
5. How you can change your practices in the future.
6. What you believe is the social value of good leadership.
7. What you believe is your leadership role as a professional in your field.