Albert Schweitzer’s Leadership for Life program aims to:
- Enable young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders.
- To empower young people to make a positive difference to their society through the practice of effective leadership.
The programme will motivate and equip young people to:
- Identify their personal strengths and the motivations that inspire them to become leaders.
- Develop a clear vision of what they would like to achieve as a leader.
- Develop a greater understanding of their style of leadership
- Explore the challenges and difficulties of leadership
- Develop clear communication skills
- Explore local, national and global issues
- Explain and apply methods of conflict resolution
- Practice problem solving and critical thinking skills as part of a group
- Set clear goals and develop action plans to achieve them
- Identify goals and vision for the future
- Organize and plan several complex project
- Understand and use the logic model for planning
- Participate in a voluntary capacity in their community.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through a practical community project.
- Reflect on their learning via learning journals
The first module introduces participants to the concepts of leadership and the core skills necessary to be a good leader. Participants devise a personal leadership goal and begin planning and working towards achieving this, alongside workshops focusing on communication skills, self awareness, values, and team problem solving.
Module 1 Units
- Introduction to Albert Schweitzer’s Leadership for Life Programme
- Introduction to Leadership
- Understanding Leadership
- Team Building & Critical Thinking
- Communication Skills I & II
- Team Problem Solving
- Community Needs Analysis
- Global Visions
- A Personal Vision
- Planning to Achieve Your Leadership Goal
- Reflection & Evaluation
The second module builds on the learning from module one, with participants continuing to develop core leadership skills, while working on a team research project investigating local, community, or global issues. Module 2 introduces planning using the logic model, and advances communication and personal development skills in addition to exploring conflict resolution, critical thinking and debating.
Module 2 Units:
- Research Skills
- Planning Using Logic Models
- Leadership Styles
- Self Awareness & Values
- Team Research Project: Research Update
- Communication Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Impromptu Debating
- Team Research Project: Solutions and Recommendations
- Who Leads?
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Team Research Project: Presentation Preparation
- Team Project Presentations
- Reflection & Evaluation
Our advanced module enables participants to put into practice their learning from the previous modules by actively engaging in a community project of their choice, keeping a journal of their experiences, and presenting a portfolio on completion.
Module 3 is comprised of three elements:
- Community Action Project
- Ongoing Reflection
Projects have included:
- Fundraising for, or volunteering with a charity
- Mentoring a younger person through a mentoring programme
- Making regular visits to a nursing home
- Fundraising and travelling to Africa to volunteer in youth and community projects
- Tidy towns projects and community clear ups
- Coaching local youth sports teams
The advanced ASLFL programme is a conference specific programme for young people who have completed modules one and two of the taught programme, either at the conference or in a school or community setting. This programme brings together young leaders from around the world to further develop their skills, with a focus on service, facilitation, public speaking, ethical leadership and advocacy.
Advanced Programme Units:
- What is Leadership?
- Public Speaking
- Facilitation Skills
- Exercising Leadership in My Community
- Action Planning