Leadership DC is designed to help students
hone their own leadership skills, both personal (how they grow as
a person) and interpersonal (how they interact with others). Our
Leadership DC guides will encourage them to look within themselves
and identify their vision, values, traits and talents—essential
building blocks for any leader.
The Leadership DC Experience
First, students learn to
examine their belief system and desires for their own life, as well
around them. Naturally, they will
take in new information, so
their outlook and expectations may grow and shift accordingly. What’s
important is to help them discover what motivates them, what gifts
and special skills they already possess, and how to put those skills
to good use through the creation of a solid plan of action.
will be plenty of inspiration along the way as we study historical
leaders (from the past and present) in Washington,
PA, and Jamestown and Williamsburg,
VA. Students will see how the decisions made by famous leaders have
influential, long-lasting effects.
Finally, Leadership DC participants
will learn how to fulfill their vision by appreciating the value
of interdependence and working
with others. Interdependence means, simply, that every person
to the rest of humanity. We cannot separate ourselves from our
community. True leaders recognize the importance of diversity
and bring out
the best in those around them.