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The Developing Young Leaders Seminar

“School” Edition

with alan e nelson, ed.d.

If you want to change the world, focus on leaders. If you want to change leaders, focus on them when they’re young.

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life is short carpe diem
Life is short! Carpe diem!

Angela (25)

Nancy (?)

Jeff (24) & Ang, Duke Divinity School

Jeff (25)

Josh (22, Jr. CSU

Jesse (17) Sr. TCHS

Josh 23

Jesse (19)

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where we re headed
Where We’re Headed:

5 Reasons for Developing Student Leaders

5 Ways School are Leader Aversive

5 Indicators of Leadership Aptitude

5 Ways to Create Leader Friendly Schools

4 Stages in Young Leader Development

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benefit 1 employers universities looking beyond academics today

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Benefit #1:Employers/universities looking beyond academics today

Benefits of Student Leader Development

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At what age should leadership

development begin?*

5 Years old or younger... 21%

Ages 6-10..................... 29%

Ages 11-17.................... 40%

Ages 18-21...................... 7%

Over 21........................... 4%

*2012 Research provided by the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC

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benefit 2 allying social influencers enhance your learning environment

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BENEFIT #2: ALLYING SOCIAL INFLUENCERS ENHANCE YOUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Benefits of Student Leader Development

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benefit 3 reduction of bullying and anti social behaviors

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BENEFIT #3: REDUCTION OF BULLYING AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIORS

Benefits of Student Leader Development

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benefit 4 increase in student leaders for clubs government community service

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BENEFIT #4: INCREASE IN STUDENT LEADERS FOR CLUBS, GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Benefits of Student Leader Development

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benefit 5 you re multiplying your impact on improving society

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BENEFIT #5: YOU’RE MULTIPLYING YOUR IMPACT ON IMPROVING SOCIETY

Benefits of Student Leader Development

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success research
Success Research

Early starts provide life long benefits;

compounding opportunities.

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history is primarily shaped by 3 forces
History is primarily shaped by 3 Forces

Change the World

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disasters

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Disasters

Plagues/Earthquakes/Tsunamis/Hurricanes/Epidemics

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discoveries

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Discoveries

Flight/New Lands/Space/Internet/Computers

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leaders

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Leaders…

Hitler, Ghandi, Lincoln, Stalin, Moses

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nope president reagan
Nope; President Reagan

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Personal: responsible, high self-esteem, ethical, good citizen, confident, works from strengthsManagerial: able to facilitate smaller group projects, maintain existing processes Organizational: able to cast vision, lead others in problem solving, catalyze organizational change

  • Categories of Leadership

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Leadership is the process of helping people accomplish together, what they could not as individuals.Leaders are those who get leadership going.

  • Working Definition

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confusing leadership with good citizenship leading is different than being a good person

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CONFUSING LEADERSHIP WITH GOOD CITIZENSHIPLeading is different than being a good person

Challenges to Developing Leaders in Schools

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failure to recognize multiple intelligences academics iq tests focus on 2 of 8 math logic language

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FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES Academics/IQ tests focus on 2 of 8 (math/logic & language)

Challenges to Developing Leaders in Schools

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Can Everyone Be A Leader?

Howard Gardner (Harvard), author of “Multiple Intelligences,” notes leadership as a domain in interpersonal intelligence

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cultural blindness to young leaders

William Damon (Stanford) says that the American value of equality, especially in our educational system, overlooks the unique energy and creativity of young leaders.

Cultural Blindness to Young Leaders

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leaders often labeled as trouble makers confusing early leading behaviors with evil motivations

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LEADERS OFTEN LABELED AS TROUBLE MAKERS Confusing early leading behaviors with evil motivations

Challenges to Developing Leaders in Schools

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TEACHERS LACK LEADERSHIP TRAINING EXPERTISE Teaching what we know; few know young leader development content

Challenges to Developing Leaders in Schools

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infantalyzing adolescents missing developmental windows creating unnecessary conflict

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INFANTALYZING ADOLESCENTS Missing developmental windows; creating unnecessary conflict

Challenges to Developing Leaders in Schools

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cultural blindness to adolescent potential

Dr. Epstein’s research shows that adolescence is a modern social construct. Teens are far more capable than treated. Most rites of passage to adulthood happen between 12-15 .

Cultural Blindness to Adolescent Potential

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recognizing leadership aptitude in kids youth
Recognizing Leadership aptitude in kids & youth

Identifying Future Lions Early

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the ear effect peers listen to and seek input from the child youth

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The Ear Effect… Peers listen to and seek input from the child/youth.

Leadership Aptitude Indicators

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the goal effect the child youth initiates goals is not satisfied with status quo

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The Goal Effect… The child/youth initiates goals & is not satisfied with status quo.

Leadership Aptitude Indicators

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the boss effect the student is opinionated bossy and accused of being disruptive at times

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The Boss Effect… The student is opinionated, bossy and accused of being disruptive at times.

Leadership Aptitude Indicators

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The Negotiator Effect… The child/youth is good at presenting his/her ideas and having others accept them.

Leadership Aptitude Indicators

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the organizer effect the child youth is good at organizing kids peers in activities

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The Organizer Effect… The child/youth is good at organizing kids & peers in activities.

Leadership Aptitude Indicator

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identify student leaders create a list for awareness intentional development

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Identify student leaders: Create a list for awareness & intentional development

Developing Student Leaders

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Educate staff: I.e. move social influencers away from windows/doors; don’t punish, connect choices with consequences

Developing Student Leaders

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create rapport building assign key staff to gather and socialize social influencers

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Create rapport building: Assign key staff to gather and socialize social influencers

Developing Student Leaders

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Provide skill training: Experiential; Socratic coaching; executive caliber; organizational; find mentors

Developing Student Leaders

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unleash them develop student helpers let them lead find roles with authority

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Unleash them: Develop student “helpers,” let them lead, find roles with authority

Developing Student Leaders

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4 developmental stages of young leaders
4 Developmental Stages of Young Leaders

Carpe Diem: Seizing opportunities in each phase (lotus flower metaphor)Taking Root: 2-9 years of ageSubmerged: 10-13 Emerging: 14-18Blooming: 19-25

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taking root stage
Taking Root Stage

Stage 1: Ages 2-9

Focus: Conditioning & Character

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submerged stage most strategic
Submerged Stage (Most Strategic)

Stage 2: Ages 10-13

Focus: Character & Competency

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rites of passage to adulthood 12 14
Rites of Passage to Adulthood (12-14)

24,000,000 Preteens in US

Adult rites of passage: i.e. Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Walk-about, Catechism, Confirmation

Adolescence modern social construct

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making formal presentations hynes
Making Formal Presentations (Hynes)

Evidence: fact & opinion

Three types of opinions: personal, lay, expert

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emerging stage
Emerging Stage

Stage 3: Ages 14-18

Focus: Competency & Confidence

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blossoming stage
Blossoming Stage

Stage 4: Ages 19-25

Focus: Confidence & Connections

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training systems
Training Systems

Ages 2-5 2013 Release

Ages 6-9 2012 Release

Ages 10-13 Released 2008

Ages 14-18 Released 2012

Ages 19-24 2013/14 Release

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additional best practices
Additional Best Practices
  • Don’t compete with handouts
    • Offer to provide PPT notes at end of presentation or other handouts
    • Only provide what is needed/helpful prior or they may read vs. listen

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reducing anxiety techniques
Reducing AnxietyTechniques

Systematic desensitization

Rational Emotive Therapy (RET)

Focusing on communication vs. performance (speak “to” vs. “at”)

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