These eight skill areas are the cornerstone to YL2L's Role Model Academy™ in its quest to build "PeopleStrong" role models and leaders. YL2L's Role Model Academy aims to develop role models who know how to BE in relationship with themselves, others and the world around them. It takes energy. It takes both our heads and our hearts to be positive role models. It is a choice. These skills are critical to building personal ownership, accountability and responsibility as well as resiliency and strong, safe and healthy relationships.
For Schools & Teachers
The Role Model Academy™ curriculum aligns to supporting the growth and skill development of the 21st century learner. The program brings the best thinking and know-how from the field of leadership development into the classroom and enhances the knowledge, skills and offering tools for teachers and educators who are looking to grow their tool kit. The programs are modular with extensions to reinforce new habits and practices and are designed to meet the students at their current social-emotional stage of development.
Role Model Academy - "In Residence"
Role Model Academy™ comes to your school! We become part of your broader initiative to build a strong and healthy culture that champions each student as a unique and diverse learner. Our aim is to support your school and its staff in building the "how to" skills of BEING a role model (aka "leadership in action"). Role Model Academy™ has been delivered as a "week long intensive" and as an "extended, blended delivery model" over a number of months, in partnership with staff and the parent community, to reinforce, practice and sustain the learning.
In some schools we've finished our program with the Role Model Games - a series of challenges done in teams to test and apply the learning. We compete for glory and award only 3 medals - Gold, Silver and Bronze. It's not just what you do that earns you a medal...we also have to practice the "HOW" - role model behaviours count a lot! We involve your community in the games experience - external business leaders, teachers, parents and, of course, the amazing students of your school!
PD Workshops: Role Model Academy for staff and administrators
The Role Model Academy™ curriculum is modular and equally applicable to the world of educators. We change the context and language but not the learning! Take your leadership in the classroom and school to a new level - learn new strategies and put a few more tools in your teaching tool kit! We explore the many areas of teamwork and leadership in our engaging learning sessions delivered at leadership retreats or during a PD day!
Pick a theme: "Teamwork Matters", "Real Conversations", "BEING the role model and champion our youth need and want"; "Building a Role Model Culture in the staffroom, the classroom and hallways!", "Your Mindset is a Muscle: How are you developing yours (and theirs)" and so much more...
Role Model Academy Presentations and Workshops - Junior High and High School
*NEW in 2017-2018..continuing in 2018-2019*
As we look to expand into the middle and high school space with the Role Model Academy™ curriculum, we are excited to offer a number of workshops or key note presentations for your homerooms, leadership clubs, sports teams, mental health/health weeks. You tell us a topic and we’ll create a learning experience they will remember.
Some of our topics include: "Leadership & Followership: what, why, how and YOU"; "Real Conversations Matter: the fundamentals of connection on and off line"; Your Mindset is a Muscle: how are your developing yours?"; "It's not just what you say...great communication for school, work and great relationships"; Resiliency: What’s your “bounce back” factor? and more.
For Coaches & Teams
YouthLearning2Lead recognizes the value and importance of sport in the development of our youth. It's one thing to call a group of youth a "team"; it's another to show them how to BE a team and perform together both on and off the field of play.
We offer workshops and an abridged version of the Role Model Academy program to deepen leadership and team "know-how" in coaches and their athletes. We offer stand alone workshops, presentations or, in partnership with the coach(es); a modular program that can integrated into your "dry land" training sessions through the season.
BE THE KIND OF LEADER YOU WOULD FOLLOW.
Who do you need to BE and what do you need to DO to build the technical and tactical skills of your sport AND the heart, the hustle, the passion and the pride in each player/athlete?
Coaches are an important role model in the lives of your players/athletes. Allow YouthLearning2Lead to bring a different energy and perspective to your coach development clinics. We work with minor sport associations and clubs to bring new new ideas, skills and know-how to their leadership in a fun, simple and engaging way.
"TEAMWORK IS NOT A VIRTUE. IT IS A CHOICE - AND A VERY IMPORTANT ONE"
Working in partnership with the coach(es), our goal is to offer a modified Role Model Academy™ curriculum that focuses on building TEAMSmarts - helping your player athletes understand what makes for great team performance - individually and collectively.
For Community Groups
YouthLearning2Lead's Role Model Academy™ is modular, non-denominational and flexible to the needs of all youth community groups. We offer evening or weekend workshops and presentations to grow and develop the understanding and knowledge of what it means to be a Role Model and why youth leadership matters - today and tomorrow. Our workshops are interactive, fun and engaging for youth and youth leaders of all ages. We can tie our content easily to themes, badge requirements or skills and behaviours you are working to instil in your organization and it's youth.