Youth Leadership Program
Polykala's Youth Leadership program trains young people to step into their leadership capacity. Our leadership training generates leadership competence and instills the basics of self-care. We believe in fostering long-term leadership capacity.
Our training is for schools seeking to equip student with the skills needed to be influential, resilient and empathic change agents. We train leadership with conscience.
The 3-day Youth leadership program is an action-based workshop designed to generate mindful, courageous leadership. Our process includes a range of experiential activities and teaching modes that facilitate authentic leadership skills in young people. Our training fosters resilience and helps manage stress by cultivating practical, mindful awareness.
A typical Youth Leadership Program will be run by 2 facilitators and will include:
Leadership - Using the Adaptive Leadership framework (from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard) we explore Leadership as actions every young person can take.
Public Speaking & Communication – Students have the opportunity to unpack the essential components of communication - from vocal tones, to speech patterns and narratives.
Team Building – Students experience and explore group dynamics and the skills and awareness necessary to function effectively in a team.
Self-Care – We explore and recognise the psychological and physiological signs associated with stress and develop tools to thrive in challenging and stressful contexts.
Key Learning Outcomes:
We focus on Physical, Personal and Social Learning (as defined by AusVELS). We specifically address:
Building social relationships (Interpersonal Development)
Working in teams (Interpersonal Development)
Civic knowledge and Understanding (Civics & Citizenship)
Community Engagement (Civics & Citizenship)