Leadership Development is designed for students interested in developing their leadership abilities and applying leadership skills in tangible ways to better the Animas or broader Durango community. In this course students will increase their own leadership capacities through feedback, reflection and practice. Students will hear from guest speakers in the field of leadership development and/or who have leadership experience in our own community.
Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to try on various leadership styles and skills through small group facilitation and student-run lessons, all with direct coaching and feedback from classmates and Ashley.
A portion of class time each week will be dedicated to students’ project work time with the goal of applying course content to students’ own self-selected leadership roles, be it as a student Ambassador at Animas, a captain of their soccer team, a member of MYAC, or a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club. Lastly, students will work together to plan an off-campus leadership retreat that could involve an overnight/camping trip.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Through active engagement in the course and course materials, students will:
Possible Course Topics