Leadership in Social Change Workshop Opportunity!
What assumptions does your leadership vision and action plan reveal about what you think is best for your leadership role/organization/team/group, etc....?
I have a vision for a methodology of teaching that would have students outside of 4 classroom walls with more regularity. For instance, we might study investigative journalism and immigration by traveling to the border and interviewing various people affected by immigration and then return to Durango to try to publish a piece of journalism on the topic. Or, we might study snow science and geology by traveling through the San Juans, backcountry skiing in the mountains and bike packing through the desert.
This vision is based on LOTS of assumptions-- I assume that experiential education is a more engaging way of learning. I assume that time outdoors in good for our mental and physical well-being. I assume that students would be interested in this. I assume that students could afford the extra cost such a program might entail. I assume that I have enough time in my own life to plan and implement such a program. I assume I'll be able to make enough connections with other organizations/community members, etc...to bring a diversity of learning experiences to my students.....
Solicit feedback from your "constituents", conference with Ashley and REFINE your "Leadership Philosophy and Action Plan" by Monday, 10/9. The refined document needs to contain both your process for soliciting feedback AND evidence of the feedback you received from your "constituents".
Today is a work day for your action plan! Tomorrow will be as well.