Leadership 12 Outcomes

 

Expected Learning Outcomes:

I.  Leadership Introduction

·        Distinguish between formal/informal leadership

·        Identify and describe examples of leadership behaviour

·        Describe leadership behaviours performed in specific contexts

·        Explain why leadership behaviours appropriate in one context or situation may be inappropriate in other contexts or situations

·        Describe influential strategies used by self and others

·        Increase understanding of self through self inventory, values clarification, goal setting and evaluation experiences

·        Discover personal leadership style

II.  Theories and Styles of Leadership

·        Group dynamics:

·        Describe and explain how leaders lead group and evolve in groups

·        Define apathy and demonstrate strategies for handling apathy within/of a group

·        Demonstrate understanding of concepts of conflict resolution

·        Apply effective motivation and involvement techniques

·        Demonstrate awareness and effectiveness in group processes and skills as they apply to various situations

·        Demonstrate understanding of appropriate group decision-making processes

·        Define concepts of group dynamics

·        Compare theories and styles of leadership:

·        Describe the key elements of each theory identified

·        Demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of selected theories and suggest contexts in which each theory may be applied

·        Identify and explain different styles of leadership

·        Explain the purpose of delegation and the challenges faced by leaders when they delegate

·        Explain why authority may be delegated but responsibility may not

III.  Basic Communication Skills

Through the presentation of project proposals, by leading and participating in discussions and the practice of public speaking students will:

·        Demonstrate good speaking and listening skills in small and large groups

·        Demonstrate skills required to run an effective meeting and get a group’s attention

·        Demonstrate written communication skills through various forms such as memos, letters of inquiry, editorials, and thank-you notes.

·        Identify between constructive criticism and negative criticism

IV.  Leading by example: demonstrating leadership skills

·        Demonstrate the ability to lead others by displaying leadership behaviours including consensus seeking, conflict management and effective group dynamics

·        Demonstrate skills required to manage a project

·        Demonstrate stress management skills

·        Demonstrate time management skills

·        Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability with plan

·        Develop a plan to demonstrate ‘leading by example’ behaviours including goals, objectives, implementation strategies and evaluation guidelines

·        Demonstrate leadership abilities as outlined in the project plan

·        Implementing and monitoring the plan

 

By using the website to supplement in-class activities and discussions, students will be able to reach the following Essential Graduation Learnings:

Aesthetic Expression:

̃    Use various art forms as a means of representing their objectives with their various organizations

̃    Use various art forms as a means of formulating and expressing ideas, particularly regarding self awareness

̃    Use various forms of art with publicity of the projects and events students organize

̃    Demonstrate understanding of the ideas that are projected in various art forms, and their impact on others

Citizenship:

̃    Promote and put into practice the principles and actions of a just and democratic society through leading by example within the school

̃    Demonstrate understanding of the diverse needs of people in our society

̃    Actively model the importance of helping and supporting others

̃    Demonstrate and encourage through teaching active participation in community affairs

̃    Demonstrate an understanding and acceptance of the feelings and ideas of others

Communication:

̃    Explore, reflect on, and express their own ideas, learnings and perceptions regarding leadership development

̃    Demonstrate good communication skills in order to establish good public relations with various groups

̃    Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in presenting information and instruction

̃    Process, evaluate, model and apply knowledge of effective communication strategies in group situations

̃    Demonstrate good communication strategies when promoting various events

Personal Development:

̃    Make appropriate decisions and take responsibility for those decisions

̃    Demonstrate leadership skills which will be useful in work situations

̃    Demonstrate coping, management and interpersonal skills needed to participate and contribute in small and large groups

̃    Demonstrate consensus seeking and conflict management in group setting

̃    Reflect critically on personal development in working in groups

̃    Reflect and communicate personal values and priorities in order to better establish personal goals

̃    Reflect and communicate personal values and priorities in order to better determine group goals

̃    Establish personal goals as well as group goals

̃    Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit in order to carry out group goals

Problem Solving:

̃    Use a variety of strategies and perspectives with flexibility and creativity in order to affect change

̃    Solve problem individually and collaboratively

̃    Acquire, process, and interpret information critically to make informed decisions on project plans

̃    Evaluate ideas and progress once plans have been implemented

̃    Problem solve both individually and as a team member

̃    Listen effectively to analyse and evaluate challenges and ideas

Technological Competence:

̃    Locate, evaluate, adapt, create, and share information using a variety of sources and technologies

̃    Enhance promotion and implementation of ideas with various technologies