Positive Leadership, Positive Change
27 August – 3 September 2016 | Newbold House, Forres, United Kingdom
The “Positive Leadership – Positive Change” training course gathers together 29 youth leaders, Volunteers, trainers and youth field professionals from 9 different countries.
This training course will provide an opportunity to explore Leadership as a force for positive personal and societal change. It will offer practical tools and an experiential learning journey supporting participants to engage with their own potential as leaders.
Many young people report being disenchanted with what they see as a Society which is failing them. Increasing levels of youth unemployment, less job security, increased social tensions, fragmented communities and lack of appropriate support in life transitions can lead to young people feeling hopeless, directionless or even heading in a negative direction.
However young people harbour the potential to make deep and wide contributions to a more positive sustainable future and in creating healthy resilient communities. In order for this to happen young people must be supported in stepping into their own strengths and qualities. They need to learn that Leadership can take many forms and that everyone has the potential to lead in their own unique way.
This non-formal education project focuses on developing the competences needed to support young people to become leaders in their lives, communities and work, developing methods and tools to help them cultivate their own leadership style and on supporting them to recognise and utilise their resources and become an active force in society.
– Explore & develop the concept of Leadership as a route to positive social change
– Introduce & experience models of Positive Leadership which demonstrate the potential every individual has to take leadership in their own lives, projects or communities
– Participants to gain tools and resources that identify personal Leadership styles and support the emergence and expression of leadership in others
– Improve knowledge about the Erasmus+ Youth Programme as a tool for improving the quality and enhancing the international dimension of youth work