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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rotary & CCL Partner - Youth Leadership Seminar

This picture may look like passive youth but inside each of them they are trying to understand what values are core to them; and, are my daily decisions and behaviors in alignment with my core values? This is an example of one of the activities that CCL designed in partnership with Rotary District 7680.
The goal for this program is consistent with the Leadership Beyond Boundaries initiative - making leadership development affordable and accessible for all...what would the world look like if more youth had the opportunity to participate in leadership programs? Early on in conversations with Rotary we heard about their need to revamp an older leadership program and create a newer world class and globally relevant youth leadership seminar for rising Jr's and Sr's in high school. As a result, CCL packed a four day schedule full of relevant and interactive content. Topics ranged from values & social identity to team building, communication, conflict, feedback and goal setting.
While the target audience for this program was youth, adult mentors were designed into the program. What CCL and related research is recognizing is how the role of adult mentors, when intentionally designed into a program, can be beneficial to both the youth, providing valuable support and guidance, and to the adult mentor, being a leadership developmental opportunity for them.
Early feedback suggests most all participants and mentors agree that the experience was powerful...and too short!
To view more pictures of this program check out our Flickr site

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