Year 11 Leadership in action

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Lang

What will I learn?:

"One life influencing another" Vision, Inspiration, Empathy, Empowerment, Accountability
Leadership is not about the leader having all the ideas but them making sure all ideas are heard and the best one is acted on

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the qualities of effective leaders and develop the leadership potential in the participants.
We will engage in conversation and discussion around examples of leadership and discover the difference between management and leadership.
Students will develop an understanding of motivation as a driver of behaviour and will build motivational strategies for better teams.
They will learn the different types of leadership required in different situations and by different teams.

The second element of the course is to learn and practice project management. The students will scope and lead a team in a project for a community purpose - school or local community.

How will I learn
From information and discovery
From observation and discussion of case studies
Using digital media
Interactive activities with interchanging roles of leading and supporting
Interactive activities with different situational leadership required
Using collaboration
Practical application to your own project
Reflecting on your own leadership

- Leadership
- Using initiative
- Critical thinking
- Collaboration
- Problem solving skills
- Systems thinking
- Seeing and assessing opportunities
- Communicating with other people visually, orally, and in writing
- Budgeting
- Managing risk
- Planning use of time
- Managing information
- Negotiation
- Flexibility
- Showing resilience
- Responsiveness and giving constructive feedback

Suits Students who:
- want to work collaboratively
- want to develop their leadership competancies
- Enjoy responsibility and decision-making
- Enjoy problem solving
- Have a sense of community
- Like to learn through discovery and experience
- Want to make sense of their learning
- Enjoy applying their knowledge in real situations
- Love to challenge themselves

Contributions and Equipment

1 Ring Binder
1 Set of Dividers
1 Clear File
1 A4 Lined Refill Pad
Also require a diary – may use electronic one

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry

Pathway Tags

Team leader, Coach, Sports Marketer, Events Manager, Sales Manager, Teacher, Small Business Manager, Product Manager, Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment Manager, Entrepreneur (in your own business), Journalist, Public Relations Officer, Police Officer, Politician, Coreographer, Lawyer, Principal, Recruiter, Project Manager, Conductor, Media producer, Chief Executive, Social Entrepreneur

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