Margaret Mead once said never to underestimate the impact of a small group of committed people.
The Hey Lead Course is designed with the goal of helping learners and leaders (between the ages of 14 and 18) realise the positive impact they, together with others, can have on society. These ‘transition years’ in a young person’s life can often be a terrifying experience for authority figures as own identities are shaped that might differ from the preconceived ideas parents and teachers have.
Although the course is mainly aimed at learners, it is also formulated to assist the facilitator or parent, with the guidance of a step-by-step Facilitator’s Guide, to create a safe space within which the learner can wrestle with life’s important questions, master leadership skills and become aware of the impactful life they can live with others.
It can be sobering when a young person’s ideas and their view of life and of themselves, differ from that of their parents or teachers.
The most important role the facilitator (parent or teacher) can play, is to create a safe space within which the learner can wrestle with life’s important questions, such as: Can I truly make a difference? or Does my life have any value or use? Without a goal, life becomes just a movement without meaning, insignificant, petty, boring, aimless, and based on whatever the current culture offers as the latest must-have-item or must-do-activity.
Sir Ken Robinson puts it like this: “What you do for yourself dies with you when you leave this world, what you do for others lives on forever.”
Session 1: Live life to the full! Make an impact!
Session 2: Enjoy your team
Session 3: Enter one another’s world
Session 4: Choose to make the world a better place: Leaders challenge the status quo
Session 5: Celebrate!
Session 6: Fedsas leadership