Growing Leaders Programme. Foundation Stones Leading Self Connectedness Contributing and Influencing. Growing Leaders Programme – Key Points. Leadership in a Nutshell Programme Philosophy Programme Values Leadership Roles for Young People The Map Resources
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Growing Leaders Programme
Contributing and Influencing
What a privilege to embark on a journey to guide, mentor and nurture youth leadership through sport and recreation environments.
“It is not the mountain
that we conquer,
Sir Edmund Hillary
What mountains do you want to conquer?
Leadership is a combination of character and competence; of who you are and what you can do.
“Great leaders move us.
They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us.”
Most leadership definitions, descriptions and stories use similar words:
The philosophy is based on four cornerstones:
Growing Leaders may be used in many contexts such as:
- Sport and recreation outside the classroom
- Sport and recreation in the classroom
Growing Leaders is based on four values.
These values are:
What do these values mean for you?
What leadership roles do you want to experience?
“True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.”
Stage 1 – Explore
Stage 2 – Discover
Stage 3 – Navigate
Stage 4 – Empower
Become familiar with the Growing Leaders resources
Identify the needs and interests of the young people for whom you are building the programme
Step 3Decide where, when and in what context you deliver the Growing Leaders content
Select the appropriate Growing Leaders stage
Select the learning activities or design your own
Decide the order of the learning activities
Order Leader Journal folders
Reproduce the Leader Journal templates
Decide how you will facilitate each learning activity and in what timeframe
Facilitate the learning activities within the context you have planned
Choose (and adapt if necessary) the criteria checklists
Complete the criteria checklist for Leading in Action
Order or download Growing Leaders certificates for programme completion
“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader.
A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”
Covey, S.R. (2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York, NY: Franklin Covey Co.
Crow, R. (2006). Rock Solid Leadership: How great leaders exceed expectations. Naperville, IL: Simple Truths.
Goleman, D. (2002). The New Leaders: Transforming the art of leadership into the science of results. London: Time Warner.