Leadership Lessons

How do leaders lead? What do they do? What do they need to know to be successful? This activity assumes that leadership can be learned through the practice of skills, through guided reflection and discussion, and through observation and analysis of everyday leaders in everyday situations. Youth learn to identify leadership skills in themselves and in others, and understand how leadership operates in different professional settings and contexts. Youth explore their own leadership strengths through carefully designed interactive activities, guided reflection and discussion; observe leaders in action and conduct interviews to test theories of leadership against real-world examples; and build skills in teamwork, team-building, effective communication, and leadership strategies by completing a carefully guided team project.