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1 If you want to change the world, focus on leaders. If you want to change leaders, focus on them when theyre young. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 1

2 KidLead Founder: Alan E. Nelson, Ed.D. Growing Great Leaders Alan was a pastor for 20 years and was the executive editor of Rev! magazine. He has a doctorate in leadership from the University of San Diego, is the author of 15 books and nearly 200 articles, including KidLead: Growing Great Leaders and LeadYoung. He is a lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School. Married for over 30 years and parents to 3 sons, Alan & Nancy live in Monterey, California. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 2

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4 History is shaped by 3 things: Disasters… Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 4

5 Discoveries… Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 5

6 Leaders. The biggest influence, good and bad, is leaders. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 6

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12 5 Reasons You Need To Be Interested In Effective Leadership Development 1. Reading, writing, & rithmetic alone dont cut it today (GPA/SAT scores deficient) 2. Reduce disruptions and gain student allies wielding influence (tap peer power) 3. Attract PR & families seeking leadership training (listed in top 4 interests) 4. Its biblical: Ex. 18 & WDJD (Jesus hand- groomed a few to care for the many.) 5. Turbo charge your leader pool, who in turn change school culture (i.e. ASB/clubs) Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 12

13 Leadership Success Head Start 90% of Executive Training Participants are between the ages of 30-55. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 13

14 Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD Defining Leadership Is Key Perceived Leadership Categories: Personal: responsible, high self- esteem, ethical, good citizen, confident, works from strengths Managerial: able to facilitate smaller group projects, maintain existing processes Organizational: able to cast vision, lead others in problem solving, catalyze organizational change 14

15 Leadership is the process of helping people accomplish together, what they could not as individuals. Leaders are those who get leadership going. KidLeads Definition of Leadership Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 15

16 Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD Education Overlooks Young Leaders William Damon (Stanford) says that the American value of equality, especially in our educational system, overlooks the unique energy and creativity of young leaders. 16

17 Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD Identifying Leadership Intelligence Howard Gardner (Harvard), author of Multiple Intelligences, notes leadership as a domain in interpersonal intelligence 17

18 Identifying L Aptitude in Children/Youth Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 18

19 7 Indicators of Leadership Aptitude in Students 1. Peers listen to the student when s/he talks & other students seek her/his opinion, ask what s/he wants to do and follow. 2. The student initiates projects; seems to have goals/ambitions; challenges status quo. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 19

20 7 Indicators of Leadership Aptitude in Students 3. The student has been accused of being bossy, strong-willed or opinionated (even disciplined for being a distraction in class). 4. The student gets selected as class monitor, team captain, or group leader by adults. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 20

21 7 Indicators of Leadership Aptitude in Students 5. The student negotiates well with peers and other adults. 6. The student is good at organizing younger children or peers in activities or play (likability factor). 7. The student stands up for her/his values; not prone to peer pressure. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 21

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23 Influencers Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 23

24 Social Influence Survey free @ www.kidlead.com Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 24

25 Discuss with a partner: Which of these 7 indicators were either a surprise to you, or have you seen in your students or even yourself as a youth? Homework: Develop a leader list with your teachers and work together to develop these students as leaders Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 25

26 7 Common Christian Educator Responses that Inhibit Young Leader Development Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 26

27 7 Common Educator Responses that Inhibit Young Leader Development 1. Confusing academics & popularity with leadership, overlooking gifted leaders. 2. Requiring compliance and uniformity. 3. Intimidating with threats and verbal warnings (Im the teacher of this class, not you!) Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 27

28 7 Common Educator Responses that Inhibit Young Leader Development 4. Labeling an influencer as a trouble- maker. 5. Poor listening (only adults lead). 6. Putting leaders in charge of disciplining/controlling their colleagues. 7. Confusing service & discipleship with leadership. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 28

29 Discuss… What is one thing youd like to improve OR which of these items have you seen other educators do when interacting with young leaders? Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 29

30 7 Ways to Develop Leader-Friendly School: 1. Identify the strongest 2-5 influencers in each classroom. (Triangulate with parents & coaches.) 2. Invest more deeply in a relationship (the Pygmalion; i.e. monthly lunches with young influencers.) Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 30

31 7 Ways to Develop Leader-friendly Classrooms: 3. Create a role for helpers in class (specifically train them on leading). 4. Come up with ideas for after school projects (brainstorm with colleagues). Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 31

32 7 Ways to Develop Leader-friendly Classrooms: 5. Set them up to win (i.e. move influencers away from the windows and door). 6. Connect them with mentors and community leaders. 7. Work hard at disciplining, not punishing. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 32

33 Seizing fleeting opportunities Life stewardship mandates that we be savvy about opportunities given us (carpe diem). The best way to change an adult is to focus on the child. The same is true of leaders. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 33

34 LeadNow Club Format: Accelerated Learning Methods Socratic Coaching Methodology Multi-sensory Raising a Leader Parent Training LeadNow: Ages 10-13 LeadWell: Ages 14-18 Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 34

35 Development of a young leader. Seeds take root: 2-9 years of age Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 35

36 Development of a young leader. Growth but still under water: 10-13 Focus: Character & Competence Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 36

37 Adulthood starts at 12-14 in most cultures Adult rites of passage: Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Walk- about, Catechism, Confirmation, Jesus @ 12. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 37

38 24,000,000 Pre-teens in America (8-12 year olds). Spend $40B. Influence $140B more of parent spending Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 38

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40 LeadNow Training Curriculum 50 hours divided into 4 stand alone modules 95% active learning method Requires a 1-day certification Used in premier Christian schools Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 40

41 Development of a young leader. The emerging leader: 14-18 years old Focus: Competence & Confidence Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 41

42 LeadWell Training Curriculum 1 st book on org leadership dealing with young leader issues! 50 hours divided into 4 stand alone modules Can be done in 8 ninety-minute or 16 forty- five minute sessions (elective or after school) ½ experiential activities ½ leadership project plan Requires 3-hours of online training Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 42

43 16 Core Qualities Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 43

44 50 Hours of Training Curriculum Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 44

45 Development of a young leader. Leader blooming: 19-25 years of age Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 45

46 What Makes LeadYoung Training Systems So Effective: 50 hours total training including over 100 coached leadership experiences (cognitive, micro & macro-motor) We certify Trainers, who then train Koaches for 1:4-6 coaching ratio Cost effective ($166 vs. $6800 for 36 hours of adult training at CCL.org) 3 hours parent training Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 46

47 Top Schools Use LeadNow Training Also in Canada, Thailand, India, Singapore, Middle East, Malaysia, Pakistan, and others coming online soon. Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 47

48 Enhance Your School Culture While Giving Your Leaders a 10-20 Year Head Start Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 48

49 What Makes KidLead Effective: Active learning methods: increases retention 9X more than lecturing Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 49

50 LeadNow Club Format: Accelerated Learning Methods 90 Minute Sessions Multi-sensory Small Group Interaction/Discussion Notebook w/ Weekly Leadership Challenge Key Concept Memory Cards Raising a Leader Parent Training LeadNow: Ages 10-13 / Application Required LeadWell: Ages 14-18 / Application Required Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 50

51 Training Systems For All Ages Ages 2-5 Launch date Jan. 1, 2013 Ages 6-9 Launch date Aug. 1, 2013 Ages 10-13 Launched 2008 Ages 14-18 Launch date Jan. 1, 2012 Ages 22-25 Launch date Jan. 1, 2014 Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 51

52 LeadNow Steps & Financial Info Trainer Certification –$800 includes 10-hour 1-day intensive, training materials, shirt, & curriculum –25% discount for non-profits Koach Development –Trainer recruits & trains Koaches ($50) Student Recruitment –10 students to run a club –Application & 2 SIS submitted –Materials fee: $39/student per module (binder, book, folder, t-shirt, materials) –Suggest charging $250 Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 52

53 LeadWell Steps & Financial Info Trainer Certification –$200 includes 3-hour webinar, training materials, shirt, & curriculum Koach Development –Trainer recruits & trains Koaches ($50) Student Recruitment –10 students to run a club –Application & 2 SIS submitted –Materials fee: $39/student per module (binder, book, folder, materials) –Suggest charging $250 (your local equivalent of travel sports/private lessons) Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 53

54 Training Systems www.kidlead.com www.leadyoung.org Developing Young Leaders 2012 Alan E. Nelson, EdD 54


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