This is a great question and I am really interested in hearing what others do. One thing that comes to my mind immediately is that I am purposeful in giving that person feedback in several ways. For example, this week I had an AuD graduate student with me and noted that she was really demonstrating some great leadership skills. I emailed her after the fact to let her know that I noticed and appreciated what she had done while working with my team. In addition, I also sent a message to the faculty at her university. In both emails, I was very specific about what I saw her do and how I considered it to be a sign of leadership skills. These things took minimal time and I hope that by providing specific examples, it will encourage the student to continue to act in those ways AND that the faculty in her academic program will take notice of her leadership skills.
I look forward to hearing others responses to this great question!
Donna Fisher Smiley, Ph.D., CCC-A
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