How long is the workshop, and how many students can attend?
- Designed for up to 80 high school or middle school students or a combination of both
- Scheduled for a half day (3 hours) or full day (5 – 6 hours)
- Presented at school or a nearby facility
- Customized workshops are available – just ask!
How are students selected to attend?
You can decide! Participant groups can be single grade or multi-grade. Ideal candidates include:
- Class officers
- Club officers
- Student council members/ leaders
- Athletic team leaders
- Teacher-nominated students
- “Background” leaders
What is the course outline?
- The Choice of Leadership
- The Qualities of a Leader
- Keys to Successful Student Leadership
- Importance of Taking Action
- Power of Teamwork
- Attitude and Self-Confidence of Leaders
- Making a Difference in the Lives of Others
- Ability to Affect Positive Change
What are the key course objectives?
LEADERSHIP: Leaders have certain fundamental qualities in common – motivation, initiative, commitment, integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, self-confidence and the desire to make a difference. Activities are used to highlight these qualities and teach each member of a group how they can be a leader by utilizing specific leadership qualities and skills to help them reach their goals.
DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM-SOLVING: These activities provide an opportunity for group members to communicate and cooperate with each other through activities that require the team to make decisions and/or solve problems. Many times combining several suggestions will be the only way to solve the problem, therefore emphasizing no one person has all the answers and allowing those who are not usually seen as leaders to prove they have a lot to contribute to the group.
TEAM-BUILDING: Activities are used which provide an opportunity for group members to work together as a team and learn to value each member of a group. Fun is a major component, as it helps pull people together as a team. Participants quickly become aware of the different strengths team members possess and that it takes the entire team to be successful. Teamwork and camaraderie soar.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: The willingness to make a difference is a key to successful student leadership. Ted teaches the students what they can do to make a positive difference for themselves as well as others.