Leadership 10L

This course allows students to begin to develop and refine leadership skills that can be applied to their future experiences. The course will teach students about identifying various forms of leadership and provide them with opportunities to practice and reflect upon experiences they have with leadership. It will explore fundamental aspects of leadership like problem-solving, communication and self-awareness. It will teach students specifically about utilizing servant leadership as a means to become selfless, humble, and empowering leaders.

Teacher: Mr. Sowden


Outcomes and Indicators
What is a Leader?  
What are characteristics common in leaders?
Who are individuals I know of that are leaders? How do I know that they are leaders? What makes them a leader? Are they a “good” or “bad” leader?
How does leadership look different?
Outcomes Indicators  
WIL 1.1 Analyze characteristics of self that can be attributed to leadership. a.   Outline leadership characteristics held by self and others.
b.   List the best characteristics that leaders should have.
WIL 1.2 Identify examples of leadership. a.   List and describe examples of leadership.
b.   Investigate a specific example of successful leadership or an individual considered to be a successful leader.
c.   Explore a variety of different leaders for different cultures in history.
WIL 1.3 Evaluate how leadership varies and looks different in different contexts and settings. a.   Identify characteristics of leadership that may be less successful in certain contexts and more successful in certain contexts.
b.   Select two settings you are involved with and describe skills that would be successful in one setting, but not the other.
WIL 1.4 Justify personal leadership development as an ongoing process. a.   Reflect on how you’ve changed as a leader throughout your life.
b.   Identify a leader who has changed leadership characteristics over time.
Professional Development  
What does it mean to be self-aware?
How does displaying self-awareness influence others?
What are strategies that help team-building through developing self-awareness?
Outcomes Indicators  
PD 1.1 Analyze the importance of
self-awareness and influence in relation to leadership.
a.   Ask questions about how to be self-aware.
b.   Make observations of leaders and the dialogue they use when practicing leadership.
PD 1.2 Examine team-building strategies that you or others have participated in. a.   Engage in team-building strategies to gain an appreciation for their elements.
b.   Outline key components of team-building strategies.
c.   Propose team-building strategies for self and others to participate in.
Leadership Dynamics  
How is communication critical to leadership? How do leaders address problems?
How do leaders navigate their relationships with others?
Outcomes Indicators  
LD 1.1 Evaluate personal communication practices. a.   Practice communicating with others.
b.   Roleplay positive personal communication practices.
c.   Identify personal communication practices.
LD 1.2 Identify problem-solving strategies used by personally-determined leaders. a.   Brainstorm common problems and their potential solutions.
b.   Observe sample conflicts and identify strategies used.
LD 1.3 Design and implement strategies to empower others. a.   List ways that others have empowered you.
b.   Create a plan to empower another individual.
LD 1.4 Analyze the relationship between being an efficient, effective, and empowering leader. a.   Identify and critique an ideal combination of efficient, effective, and empowering.  
LD 1.5 Create a personal action plan on being a self-aware, efficient, effective, and empowering leader. a.   Consult & interview leaders to develop a personal action plan for leadership.
b.   Brainstorm practices to improve skills in self-awareness, being more efficient & effective, and empowering others.
Servant Leadership & Practicum  
What are fundamental components of servant leadership? How can individuals develop servant leadership?  
Outcomes Indicators  
SLP 1.1 - Explain and demonstrate elements of servant leadership. a.   Pose questions regarding elements of servant leadership.
b.   Describe servant leadership.
SLP 1.2 - Hypothesize personally-relevant opportunities for personal growth in practice of servant leadership. a.   Analyze opportunities for personal growth in servant leadership and assess personal impact from these opportunities.
b.   Develop a list of opportunities relevant to the individual for servant leadership.
SLP 1.3 - Explore servant leadership in a variety of local opportunities. a.   Participate in a local servant leadership opportunity.
b.   Compare roles of servant leaders in a variety of local groups.
c.   Reflect upon personal growth in servant leadership opportunities.