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Student Leadership – a model Leadership and Global Citizenship Citation By: Rhys Andrews For: SESAF Student Leadership Workshop
Why a Focus on Student Leadership? Tomorrow and today’s leaders are now our students. Engage our students and prepare them for the leadership challenges they will face. We can develop a shared understanding about leadership.
Critical Elements of Student Leadership Development Develop partnerships between staff and students Provide students with decision making power and responsibility for consequences Provide a broader context for learning and service Recognize student experiences, knowledge and skills
A Long Definition of Leadership By: Kouze and Pozner (1995) 10 Things to Think About: Search out challenging opportunities Experiment, take risks, and learn Envision an uplifting future Enlist others in a common vision Foster collaboration Strengthen people by giving power away Set an example; develop shared values Achieve small wins; consistent progress Recognize individual contributions Celebrate team accomplishments Leaders are at their best when they: “challenge the process, inspire a shared vision, enable others to act, model the way, and encourage the heart”
Introductory Thoughts on Student Leadership 1. Encourages participation and co-creation. 2. Learning outcomes based on current and future needs 3. Address real issues and concerns 4. Encourage student community service 5. Either integrate into curriculum or as a stand alone course 6. Encourage a non-traditional learner centered approach for delivery and facilitation
An Outline for Student Leadership 1. Leadership from Within 2. Leadership with Others 3. Leadership in the Community 4. Leadership for the Future Leadership through Service Celebrate our learning
Leadership from Within “I can make a difference” Develop Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes in: Classical and contemporary leadership Personal awareness Communication skills A personal definition of leadership
Leadership With Others “We can make a difference” Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in: Authentic leadership Balancing “being” and “doing” Working successfully in teams Conflict resolution
Leadership in the Community “Profound vocation” Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in: Community values A personal definition of community leadership A community leader skill set Appreciative inquiry
Leadership for the Future “Our place in the world” Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in: Local, regional and global issues Personal interests and values around issues Collaborating and building consensus
Service Learning – A definition A method in which students learn and develop, through active participation, a thoughtfully organized service experience that meets actual community needs.
Service Learning in Leadership Develop skills, knowledge and attitudes in: Responsible challenging activities for the common good Vision to action Communication and planning Training, monitoring
Some Key Learning for Me Give the learner’s responsibility for design and delivery – Let go Engage them in an active, participatory, challenging learning environment – Have fun Encourage collaboration - Join Every moment can be a moment for leadership - Simplify Take risks - Challenge Celebrate learning - Joy Balance “Being” and “Doing” - Health