The Leadership Academy: St. Louis MO, Ursuline Academy (open to High School girls)
**Thanks for a very generous sponsor the FIRST 24 HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TO SIGN UP will receive a $50 scholarship! Instead of paying $99 the first 24 girls will pay just $49! OVERVIEW: Several years ago I created a summer leadership academy for high school students. I enjoyed the work and while I would classify it as a success I knew it could be better – I just wasn’t sure where we were missing the mark. I felt like we had hit the target but not the bulls-eye. During the last few years of working with high school and college students, the answer has become crystal clear to me; young leaders are craving opportunities to experience leadership. In my previous leadership academy, we did a great job of providing speakers, workshops, and breakout groups. We studied and talked about leadership, but we failed to give them the opportunity to practice the skills we were teaching. We made the assumption that they would put it all into action when they returned to their team, campus, or community. This approach failed because leadership is a skill. To become great at any skill you must practice that skill. Any great athlete, musician, or artist will tell you that they have spent countless hours practicing their skills and that was the piece that was missing. This lightbulb moment led to the creation of The Molly Grisham Leadership Experience. During this one-day event, young leaders will not only learn about leadership through guest speakers but they will also contribute to the sessions in tangible and interactive ways. We want our attendees to experience leadership! EVENT DETAILS: This one-day event is open anyone who will be a female high school student in 2019-2020. We strongly encourage younger students to attend so they can begin the process of developing their leadership skills. This event is being co-hosted by Ursuline Academy but it is open to any female high school student. (Athletes and non-athletes.) FAQs: Who is Molly Grisham? During my 20-year career as a soccer coach, I witnessed how skilled leaders and healthy team culture impacted the success of a group. As a result, I often used my teams like a research and design lab testing ways to develop my student-athletes as people. I launched a leadership academy, wrote curriculum, developed a leadership self-assessment, created a service-learning program, and mentored young leaders. It became clear to me that investing in people mattered so I made the decision to leave college athletics to pursue a wider and more diverse audience. I now work with high school and college students, educators, corporate groups, and athletic teams by providing leadership development, team building, custom workshops, and personality assessments. Much of the work I do is centered around experiencing lightbulb moments in personal growth and development. The leap I took to leave a 20-year career was a surprise to many people, but I knew the direct investment in people was the next part of my journey. Who will benefit from attending The Leadership Experience? We believe that leadership is influence, a skill, and a choice! We are seeking young people who want to use their influence in positive ways. If you feel like there are skills you want to develop so that you can be a person of influence then we would welcome you to be a part of The Leadership Experience. Will we be sitting all day? Will this be boring? No! Our process is interactive and we want to hear your voice. While we will have speakers we will also have breakout groups and ways for you to engage with our staff and others in attendance. What is your curriculum based on? Our curriculum is based on our Six Touchstones: Deconstructing Leadership, Becoming a Servant Leader, Connecting with Others, Investing in Personal Growth, Developing Solution Focused Leaders, & Experiencing Leadership. Do you have any video of The Leadership Experience? Yes, we do, thanks for asking! Here is a video of the Leadership Experience we co-hosted in Mexico City What do
341 Sappington Road
Saint Louis, MO 63122
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