From September 2020, TY students in North Monastery Secondary School will take part in the Leadership for Life Programme.
The development of young people as leaders is core to the work of Foróige. Foróige’s Leadership for Life is an exciting programme that enables young people to develop the skills and qualities necessary to be effective leaders, as well as challenging them to use these skills for the betterment of society.
There are three modules within the programme:
Enables participants to explore what leadership is and the type of leaders they would like to be. Some of the topics they cover include:
- Definitions of Leadership
- Leadership Qualities
- Communication Skills
- My Community
- Goal Setting
Enables participants to work with others to achieve a leadership goal. The module focuses on how leadership can have a positive impact on society by tackling both local and global issues. Module 2 also focuses on research skills, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and exploring leadership styles.
- Research Methods for a Team Project
- Leadership Styles
- Self-Awareness and Values
- Conflict Resolution
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Enables participants to put into practice their learning from previous modules by actively engaging in a community action project of their choice, keeping a learning journal of their experiences, and presenting a portfolio upon completion.
It is suggested that the Community Action Project continues on from the individual Leadership Goal set in Module 1 or the group research project undertaken in Module 2 however this is not mandatory. Participants can work individually or in groups for their Community Action Project.
Where young people are coming together in groups, it is essential that everyone has an opportunity to use their skills. Learning journals and portfolios must be completed individually.