Student Leadership #studentledteachingawards Learning objectives • Understand why student leadership is important for your SLTA project • Think about when you should make changes to your systems and processes to encourage student leadership Firstly. Let’s look at leadership TEDtalk: Simon Sinek ‘People don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it’ Simon Sinek’s ‘Golden Circle’ WHY HOW WHAT Your role…. • Your role: paperwork? Helping students? • Drivers & barriers to innovation: Stories from students’ union • Student committees • Student leaders being proactive in getting students to nominate • Students planning the awards ceremony Good ideas from commercial world We took a look at ideas where companies have been innovative to cut time and procedures to improve their business… • Amazon ‘wrap free’ gift wrapping • Starbucks ‘cup naming’ • Google’s philosophy Take action! How can we empower students to lead this project? Leadership challenges • Send your students on idea-seeking expeditions • Schedule time to gather ideas yourself and communicate with your leaders • Search for something that needs to be fixed – what processes have you had in the past that haven't worked that make you now want students to lead? • Allow them to learn a new skill • Experiment! • Consider their ideas…even those that initially seem unusual • Debrief all failures and all successes • Allow them to take risks Are there are any good examples in the room on ways to engage students and ways in which the SU can support this? The time is now! • • • • Don’t think about next year for new systems Design now (include key students in planning) Introduce next term Evaluate and tweak end of the project (involve key students again) Thank you for attending!