To develop self-awareness and self- confidence To develop strategies for self-empowerment To identify strategies to increase leadership skills LEADERSHIP 101 OBJECTIVES
Leadership Types of Leaders Qualities of Leaders Gender and Leadership Identifying the Leader Within Self-Assessment Developing your Leadership Addressing Challenges LEADERSHIP 101 TOPICS
Leadership Empowerment Other terms? KEY TERMS Photo: National Democratic Institute
EXERCISE: CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEADER
Autocratic Fits and starts Inclusive Self-sacrificer De facto leader TYPES OF LEADERSHIP
Controlling Popular but overcommitted Never make a decision before it is time Biting off more than we can chew True leadership TYPES OF LEADERSHIP
Integrity Vision Develop new leaders Allow disagreement Assume responsibility for the final decision Know how to plan QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE LEADER
DO WOMEN HAVE UNIQUE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES?
Close your eyes and imagine your community led by women EXERCISE: Visioning Women in Leadership
Measuring Levels of Empowerment Strategies for Self-Empowerment EXERCISE: EMPOWERMENT
WOMEN ROLE MODELS “In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.” - Aung San Suu Kyi “Women are not free anywhere in this world until all women in the world are free.” - Leymah Gbowee
IDENTIFYING THE LEADER WITHIN Which qualities do you have? Which qualities do you feel you are lacking?
Let’s complete an inventory of your leadership skills EXERCISE: LEADERSHIP SELF-SURVEY LEADERSHIP Creativity Ambition Energy Motivation Vision Strategy Management
CAN LEADERSHIP BE LEARNED? If yes, through which activities/actions?
Seek constructive feedback Evaluate yourself Seek out new roles and challenges Practice leadership now DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERSHIP
Seek training opportunities “To teach is to learn twice” Surround yourself with leaders Set goals and work on them DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERSHIP
Take a blank sheet of paper Write your name on the top EXERCISE: REALIZING LEADERSHIP
What are some of the challenges that come with a life of leadership? CHALLENGES OF LEADERSHIP
Be aware of realities you may face Maintain perspective Nurture your network of support REALITIES OF LEADERSHIP
SELF-CONFIDENCE EXERCISE Complete the Self-Confidence Quiz
BUILDING CONFIDENCE Break your goals into smaller steps Visualize success Start a “Victory Wall”
BUILDING CONFIDENCE Pick some “low-hanging” fruit Maintain a positive outlook Surround yourself with supportive people Dare to dream, but be realistic
Example: Asma Khader Imagine what a network of women (and men) can do! ONE WOMAN CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE…
Types of leaders/leadership styles Gender and leadership Self-assessment/ Your leadership Barriers to women’s leadership LEADERSHIP 101 CONCLUSION