Kase Leadership, in conjunction with the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute, partners with schools to develop faculty and student leaders who can devise creative solutions to complex problems, build effective teams, and positively influence those around them. We aim to build cultures of leadership, and, in the process, create resilient and creative communities. In a safe and caring environment, participants are invited to constantly challenge themselves to expand their skills and insights.
We aim to transform leadership education at your school by training faculty to serve as Leadership Ambassadors who will work with Student Leaders to explore leadership styles, examine a variety of leadership strategies, and practice applying them in real-world situations. Our goal is to support educators to effectively nurture student leaders.
We believe in building diverse and inclusive interschool leadership communities. Leadership Academy Schools are part of a larger community dedicated to sharing best practices. We seek to champion the challenges and successes of schools in shared materials and events.
Leadership Ambassadors and Student Leaders will be prepared to:
- Demonstrate Self-Awareness with the Kase Leadership Method.
- Inspire Others by designing innovative solutions to 21st century concerns and issues.
- Transform Communities by building inclusive teams to create sustainable change for the benefit of all.
- Group Sessions: You will meet with your interschool cohort for 60-minute interactive sessions.
- Individual Coaching Sessions: You are encouraged to meet with your mentor for 45-minute sessions designed to help you to support the leadership initiatives of your students. You will also have on call responses to real time situations in leadership at your school.
- Online Tools: We will provide a research-based framework and pedagogical tools to help you work with students. We will equip you with strategies to strengthen your connection to students, utilizing best practices from educational institutes and corporate leadership development programs.
In utilizing the Pedagogy of Leadership®, educators will develop the following essential attributes:
- An intellectual grasp of the texture of students’ social lives as explained by the research of sociologists and organizational and developmental psychologists.
- An assessment of one’s own predisposition as seen through structured exercises and various psychometric measures.
- A personal framework to help oneself more deliberately promote, elicit, and recognize student leadership on a daily basis.
- Group Sessions: You will meet with an interschool cohort for 60-minute interactive sessions. You will engage in: group challenges, feedback exercises, and skill- building sessions—and will have plenty of time for individual reflection.
- Break-Out Sessions: Between large group meetings, you will participate in facilitated team building activities and work with a peer at another school.
- Individual Support: You are encouraged to meet with faculty for one-on-one conversations.
- Final Projects: You will create a leadership plan for your school and compose a signature leadership story to share with the rest of the group.
- Online Tools: You will gain access to a variety of tools, tips, and techniques so you can immerse yourself in leadership skills and strategies.
Students will develop the following essential attributes:
- Make courageous, ethical, intentional, and innovative decisions.
- Encourage teammates to harness their natural strengths and step outside their comfort zones.
- Utilize critical thinking skills to assess group and power dynamics.
- Effectively verbally and nonverbally communicate.
- Close communication gaps on teams to maximize engagement and creativity.
- Explain the impact of individual, social-cultural, and systemic factors on groups.
- Utilize shared experiences as an opportunity to give and receive feedback.
This course helped me lead by teaching me about group dynamics, and how to work in harmony to create innovative solutions to problems. I also learned more about myself as an individual, which helped me to explore my leadership style as an introvert while holding onto my original framework of values.”
— Student Participant