Last Updated: Apr 19, 2015
- Australian Institute of Sport: Leadership
The AIS has an amazing leadership program that is detailed, well organised and best of all READY TO USE.
The link here will take you to a series of downloadable sheets and programs.
The first list is single tasks aimed at a specific challenge and have been based on discussions with an Australian sports stars. They are designed as diary inserts but can easily e used as a lesson/activity or group challenge.
The second list is a structured classroom lesson plan that focuses on different aspects of sport and everyday life: such as business, fashion, media, nutrition and technology. these are much more teacher focused yet still contain good ideas you may use in your own programming.
- Questionnaire for Youth Leaders (before and after)
The two questionnaires in this link are very general and have been designed for you to consider (honestly) your skills, abilities and personality in reference to leadership.
The first page should be completed as you start a leadership program / subject / course. Afterwards you need to consider the areas you would like to or need to work on.
The second page is to be completed at the conclusion of your leadership program / subject / course in order for you to evaluate your progress and strengths.
- How Young People Can Stand Out as Leaders
A recent newspaper article about the importance of young people in leadership and three key ideas about how young people can better make use of the opportunities they have.
Think about this advice in relation to multiple aspects of your life: school, youth ministry, sport, family, work, friends..... how can you put these ideas into play in order to get the most out of your time and experience as well as put the most into the experiences of others?
This 3 part series by Youth leader Luke Whyte at first appears to be aimed at adults/older youth leaders, but listen to what he has to say. You are young people who are learning to be leaders in your community, parish, school and world. All the things he has to say are relevant to you as well.
If you started doing these things in your relationships and interactions with people now you would be 100 stpes ahead of those people who only start doing them when they are older and want to train to be a leader of some description.
In Part 2 of the Youth Leadership training Luke discusses the importance of building positive relationships.
Think about the times he speaks about those people who influenced him as a young person. Who influences you? Why? How? what is it about them that gains your trust, respect........?
Add this information to your knowledge bank with that which you gained from part 1.
Watch the final episode below after you complete this video.
The final part of Luke Whtye's Youth Leadership series.
Although he specifically discusses Youth Ministry keep in mind these practices are applicable to many other areas of life. You studies and interactions at school could benefit greatly from taking his advice.
Also consider the difference these ideas could make in workplaces etc as well as in your Youth Ministry class and the activities/assessments you undertake here.