Leadership Development Syllabus

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Leadership Development
Leadership Development
8685
TERM Y 2
Full Year Course
Mary-Lou Genaway
PIONEER CENTRAL HIGH
SCHOOL
[email protected]
Agriculture
D115 716-4929300 Ext. 1415
AVAILABLE AFTER 2:00
OR BY APPOINTMENT.
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND GOALS
Leadership Development is designed to better prepare students for
participation in both school and community organizations. Emphasis will be
given to the development of skills necessary youth leadership organizations
including parliamentary procedure, communication skills, officer training and
community service. Students will demonstrate leadership training by
participating in local government affairs and community service organization.
The course will also highlight employability skills in the field of agriculture, and
student will complete their agricultural employability profile to be used for
college applications, scholarship applications and career planning.
LEARNING GOALS OF THE COURSE
Course Outline
A. Leadership Styles
1. Definition of Leadership
2. Personal Attributes
3. Myths About Leaders and Leadership
B. Developing Leaders
1. Becoming a Successful Leader
2. Steps in Your Personal Leadership Plan
3. Leadership Trait, Abilities, and Skills
C. Group Leadership and Teamwork
1. Importance
2. Group Dynamics
3. Group Discussion
D. Communication Skills
1. The Process
2. Letters and Resumes
3. Writing a Technical Report
4. Writing a News Release
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5. Speaking in Public
6. Nonverbal Communication
E. Problem Solving and Decision Making
1. Importance
2. Skills
3. Steps
F. Setting Goals
1. How To Set Goals
2. Principles of Setting Goals – SMART
3. Steps
4. Types
G. Time Management & Keeping Commitments
1. Levels
2. Setting and Prioritizing Items of Business
3. Time Wasters
4. Managing Time Effectively
H. Motivation
1. Characteristics
2. Reinforcement
I. Workplace Ethics
1. Values
2. Ethics
3. Ethical Decisions
4. Workplace Etiquette
J. Selecting and Finding a Job
1. Career Planning
2. Choosing a Job
3. Careers in Agriculture
K. Getting The Job
1. Resumes
2. Letter of Application
3. Interviewing
4. Accepting or Rejecting a Job
N. Employability Skills and College Preparation
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COURSE TEXT(S) AND/OR RESOURCES [websites]
Mycaert.com
Leadership by Cliff Ricketts & John C. Ricketts
The Man Who Fed the World by Leon Hesser
Teacher Webpage: www.pioneerschools.org Click High School then Teacher
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GENERAL EXPECTATIONS: READY, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE
Academic Honesty: The Pioneer Central High School policy will be adhered
to in all cases of academic misconduct. Plagiarism is a serious offense. All
work is expected to be your own, original undertaking. Using another’s work,
with or without their permission and attempting to pass it off as your own is
never permitted and will be severely penalized. (Consequences for academic
dishonesty will be given consistent with the Code of Conduct).
Statement Regarding Student Conduct: Preparing to become a graduate of
Pioneer involves more than academic preparation in the classroom. Every day
you need to demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors that are consistent
with our Code of Conduct. All adults in our school will be watching to see that
you are developing appropriate behavior and will provide you with feedback on
your journey toward becoming world-class citizens.
Class Attendance and Active Participation: Part of grade
Student Submissions of required work:
Other:
GRADING
Grading policy will be based on total points to include the following:
Homework & Class Activities (includes class participation, animal work, and
attendance), Extended Homework Projects, Quizzes & Exams
MAJOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS (there may be more or
less assignments given at the teacher’s discretion):
Leadership Career Development Events
Date
Topic
Due Date (if possible)
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January
Prepared Public Speaking TBD
Extemporaneous
Speaking
Job Interview
Agricultural Issues
MISCELLANEOUS:
You will need the following for class:
Pencil
Pen
3 Ring Binder
Note paper
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Parent Signature
Student Signature
Printed Name and Date
Printed Name
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