Authentic leadership: leaders & prefects

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School Student Leadership Program for Prefects, University or Youth leaders Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart

This is an empowering and insightful workshop which covers key contemporary leadership skills. This workshop is designed to actively stimulate positive leadership practices and delivers
a team building experience. Guarantees Aha moments and practical skills and strategies you can implement immediately in the school environment.

Student Leadership Workshop

Leadership starts with self-development and participants will have the
opportunity to better understand and appreciate their authentic leadership style through
strengths discovery. We also review the foundations of building strong one-on-one
relationships built on trust.

Participants will be better able to:
• Enhance their personal leadership presence and authenticity through discovering
their strengths. This helps to build trust.
• Discover research-based strategies to grow their emotional intelligence
94% of top performers are high in emotional intelligence.
• Identify their own hot buttons and the shadow side to their own strengths
• Identify personal strengths couplings that fuel optimum performance
• Understand the benefits of a coach vs critic mindset
• Give positive and constructive feedback with the clarity of positive intent
• Develop a clearer leadership vision of how they will authentically lead in their role as a student leader or school prefect.

Student Leadership Team flow on benefits includes
• Increased engagement levels.
• Build morale and improved trust and respect for each other.
• Team members feel valued; understand how they contribute to the big picture.
• Create a more fertile environment for innovation

Positive Leadership: Building on our Strengths

9.00 The Positively Charged and Resilient Leader
• Intro and Icebreaker: Ball toss story
The Big Picture Australian Trends: Why do people follow?
• Leading a positive culture: Strategies to build emotional intelligence
Self-Awareness Activity: Best mood vs Worst mood
Why mood matters: broaden and build theory
• Self-Management Activity: Habitual emotional language
VIDEO above or below the line
• Collective Reflection on strategies to stay above the line.
9.45 Harnessing Strengths: energy, engagement and performance
• VIA character strengths: Creating trust you at your authentic best Trust foundations = Character + Competence
• Whole Division Collective Culture Strengths graphed
• How do your strengths align with the school values?
Discussion: You at your best – story reflection in small groups and some shared to the whole group.
• Personal signature strengths in the spotlight – at optimum, overuse and underuse. Honest Discussion Activity: moved to pre-determined tables with those with most aligned signature strengths.

10.30-10.45 BREAK

• Identify personal strengths couplings that fuel optimum performance

• CONSOLIDATION ACTIVITY: Personal Team member legacy statement: 3 things you’d like to be known and remembered for.

11. 20 Coaching Conversations: delivering feedback with positive intent

• Self-reflection Activity Awareness of our own experience in receiving positive and constructive feedback in the school environment and the impact it had on our performance
• Positive relationships: positive communication ratio
Discover insights into current research into the 3 core areas of positive communication and relevance to innovation
• The power of praise ACTIVITY STRENGTHS APPRECIATION STANDING ACTIVITY at their table team member stands – one team member is blindfolded and the rest of the table pic 6 cards from the deck of 24 strengths. A couple of team members share a short story on why they selected the card. (this activity is GOLD for team building!)
• Prepare (and share in pairs) a strength-based appreciation conversation you will have with a team member, teacher or family member which acknowledges their personal qualities that you admire or value.
• Courageous conversations: Recognise the signs that it is time to talk about a situation Identify our own barriers that prevent communicating.
• Golden rules for the first 30 seconds
• Use techniques to constructively initiate a feedback discussion with a team member, peer, your teacher or parent.
• Prepare for a coaching style feedback situation relevant to your situation or one that will likely arise. Establish clear positive intent to enable confidence in what you are saying. Identify practical strategies to assist when responses to feedback are unexpected.
Reflections on the day and personal relevance


(Optional end for Half Day event)

For an event through to 3pm

School Culture to Life

• Team agreements development aligned with the school values. This includes identifying acceptable and unacceptable behaviours of how they would collectively like to work together.

• Development of a Team statement of intent

• Reflections and close

VIA PROFILE TOOL and strengths VIA Institute on Character offer the leading online strengths profile tool. (VIA Values In Action). The profile evaluation is the only, scientifically validated online strengths tool relevant to all cultures and is used in over 190 countries. It has been taken by over 5 million people.

Jane Wundersitz is the Australian Master trainer for VIA Institute on Character.

What are Character Strengths: Everyone has innate aptitudes and abilities within them, and leveraging these strengths is the key to professional excellence and personal fulfillment. Research shows that knowing and applying our unique signature character strength increases our capacity to be fulfilled, have greater life satisfaction and we are better able to overcome adversity.

Recent Testimonials:
'An enjoyable and important workshop for leadership.' Jack Scots College Sydney

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