Supporting Leadership in Youth with DisAbilities. Virginia Department of Education Self-Determination Project. Supporting leadership in youth with disabilities. Advance Organizer. is about. developing skills that help people lead more self-determined lives. by examining. by defining.
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developing skills that help people lead more self-determined lives
Leadership and Self-Determination
"Leadership is a function of knowing yourself, having a vision that is well communicated, building trust among colleagues, and taking effective action to realize your own leadership potential“
--Warren Bennis, On Becoming a Leader
Adapted from: American Civics Center Leadership Workshop, Darren Minarik
“Don’t follow where the path may lead, go where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Internal locus of control
Self-awareness and Self-knowledgeCore Components of Self-Determination
Which of these components are necessary for leadership? Why?
Focus on individual needs and concerns
Implies personal management skills and self-directed behavior
Includes basic and inalienable rights
Focus on collective needs and concerns
Requires a relationship between “leaders” and “followers”
Leadership is conferred /acquiredComparison Between Self-Determination and Leadership
Source: Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, and the Role of the Professional , Irina Paraschiv
Experience Outcomes and Learn
EnvironmentHow might leadership fit with this model for Self-Determination?
Model for self-determination. From “Development of a Model for Self-Determination,” by S. Field and A Hoffman, 1994, Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 17(2).
Choose or create a plan for developing leadership skills
Set measurable goals centered around leadership skills with a timeframe for completion
Practice, practice, practiceLeadership Structures
Leadership and Personal Effectiveness
Source: Leadership and Personal Effectiveness, The Performance Institute
Source: K.S. Herel/Parent Information Center of DE and NICHEY
On a blank sheet of paper, draw a parallelogram, a circle and a triangle.