iLive2Lead 'Path to Leadership' Leadership Curriculum ©
CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEADER
To begin each iL2L Summit, we ask participants to work together to identify the key components that leaders share and to develop a definition of leadership. We, then, discuss and compare styles of leadership.
At an iL2L Summit, participants are challenged to emulate the leaders they meet during the week, who share with them the ways they achieved their dreams. Professional women leaders tell participants how they became experts in their fields, had the courage to take risks, to fail, and to challenge the status quo, and constantly revised their paths based upon the feedback they received from others.
In a safe and supportive environment we provide iL2L participants with the confidence to seek deep inside themselves and identify their own personal dreams and vision.
We share project planning techniques to break down their big dreams into practical and achievable small steps. Each participant develops a written action plan for achieving her project, and a means to measure and evaluate her success.
We introduce participants to the concepts of personal and project financial planning. We begin with a broad overview of the basics: developing a budget, a balance sheet, income statement, and techniques for raising and borrowing money. We emphasize that these are essential skills to master if they are to be successful in life or in achieving their projects.
GLOBAL SOCIAL ISSUES
Taught by experts, such as Ambassadors, diplomats, or professors, this module introduces the participants to the critical global issues they may encounter ten and twenty years from now and the knowledge they need in order to prepare themselves to lead change in these areas.
Experts in social media teach participants how to use various social media as a platform to promote and document their projects, fund raise, network and build teams.
Participants receive instruction and extensive practice in public speaking both in a public venue, as well as in personal communication, and on-camera speaking. They learn the most effective use of eye contact, voice and body. Participants also learn how to develop an "elevator speech."
This chapter includes extensive practice on how to network a room, how to introduce one's self, how to continue the conversation, protocol for properly introducing a new member to the conversation based upon the status of the members, how to politely enter an on-going conversation, how to exit the conversation, how to follow up any contact you wish to retain-- all skills that will help build a network of followers and supporters. We provide tips such as where to sit in the room, if you want the chance to meet the speaker at the end of the program.
At the conclusion of the summit, each participant returns to her home ready to initiate her iCAN project, thus inspiring many more people by her actions.
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