Leadership by Design
In this course, design is presented as a universally applicable method for envisioning change, developing effective plans for achieving that change, and then efficiently putting those plans into action through hands-on practice. The coursework will teach students the skills and best practices necessary to communicate and work with diverse groups of people toward common goals to implement beneficial societal changes in their school or community. Students will develop and enhance intrapersonal and interpersonal skills as well as learn the philosophical foundations and fundamentals of effective leadership. Finally, students will utilize their newfound skills by designing a community-based project as a culminating activity in an effort to make a difference in the lives of others. This course is a valuable resource for those who aspire to become leaders in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Students will visit local farms, gardens, schools, and organizations; prepare an aquaponics systems for spring planting; cook healthy food made from locally sourced ingredients; participate in community events; and explore their community.