Developing leadership skills and supporting student leaders to create positive change
The Stride Leadership program is designed for school leadership groups including School Captains, Vice Captains, SRC Representatives and specific interest leaders. This program works directly with the students and includes understanding leadership, leadership skills training and guidelines for ‘leadership group’ initiatives..
How the Leadership program works
Qualified Stride trainers work directly with your student leaders in a one day training workshop and assist the students in:
- Understanding different aspects of being a leader, including – What leaders do, the characteristics of effective leaders, the responsibilities of leaders, and the key components of effective leadership.
- Developing leadership skills such as—giving instructions, active listening , being assertive and fair, working in a team, problem solving, supporting others, being empathetic, public speaking and brainstorming.
- Creating leadership group initiatives that strive to have a positive impact on the school or community. This includes a detailed planning process and guidelines for realising group ideas.
The skills development process involves learning through interactive activities with debriefing sessions that solidify learning outcomes. These activities as well as games and program information are detailed in the Handbooks given to students and teachers during the workshop.
About the Training
Stride facilitators provide training in Leadership directly to students within the school. Each program is tailored to the different requirements of student leaders, however the outcome is the same – building a positive culture amongst the leadership group and the wider school community. Detailed resource material is provided for the continuation of the program and to reiterate learning outcomes. The Leadership program can be run at both primary and secondary school levels.
What students say about the Leadership program
Past students have spoken of their excitement at being able to develop a leadership culture for their own school and greatly valued being involved in a team that is able to make a positive difference in the school .