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Redefining Leadership (Year 7 and 8)

Age Group:
Grades 7 and 8
Number of Students:
up to 300 students
Program Length:
Half to full-day workshop
Core Themes:
Leadership, resilience, flexibility goal setting, collaboration
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This workshop challenges traditional notions of leadership, shifting focus from leadership as ego, to leadership as a practice of service and as a mindset for personal growth. Students are guided to understand their leadership potential by first understanding that leadership is a personal mindset - of ownership, accountability, resilience, and commitment to service of others. The workshop then shifts to aid students in exploring their potential to step up as change agents in their communities, supporting them to take action to create meaningful change in their schools.

This program has the following objectives:

  • Redefines leadership as an individual perspective and meaning, focusing on service and self-leadership
  • Provides students with an understanding of their leadership potential and responsibility through ownership and accountability
  • Educates students on emotions and emotion management
  • Equips students with the skills and confidence to set and achieve their goals
  • Prepares students with the tools to deal with challenges and adversity one may face in teenagehood, including the introduction of personal coping strategies 
  • Explores the importance of creativity and critical thinking to spark meaningful change
  • Empowers students to take action and create a positive environment within their school through collaboration. 

All workshops have the following key YLAA outcomes:

  • Students participate in an experiential, learner-centred workshop
  • Small and large group debriefs facilitate building group consensus surrounding which direction students would like the workshop to lead into 
  • A welcoming space of emotional safety and understanding is created, facilitating an environment where students feel comfortable sharing with the group
  • Programs are delivered in with a sustainable approach in mind considering both impact and environment

Additional Note: This program was designed and developed following consultation and recommendations provided by YLAA's Youth Advisory Board - As our organisation continues to evolve, we want to make sure that we continue to represent and empower the voices of youth in their own affairs, that’s why we have created our first Youth Advisory Board - not only to ensure that our students’ interests are at the core of every aspect of our organisation, but also to give the young people we serve the opportunity to develop themselves personally, whilst contributing to our mission of ensuring a sustainable future for all youth.

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YLAA understands and take the responsibility of delivering high quality, high impact programs very seriously - this is why there is a consultation periods with your school and our team to determine how we can work together to deliver a tailor made program meeting your objectives. Please fill out the form below and one our representatives will give you a call within 48 hours.