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Leadership diploma

  1. 1. A New Program, 2011<br />St. Gregory College Preparatory School<br />Tucson, AZ<br />The Leadership & Innovation Diploma<br />
  2. 2. How do we define leadership? <br />Leadership at St. Gregory affirms <br />the civic responsibility of students and encourages<br />using skillful facilitation and collaboration<br />to positively influence the action of others. <br />
  3. 3. How do we define Innovation? <br />At St. Gregory we cultivate a mindset of innovation<br />founded upon<br />open-minded inquiry, <br />divergent thinking,<br />and purposeful action. <br />As innovators, our students develop the <br />creativity, <br />ingenuity, <br />inventiveness, <br />and originality of thought<br />to tackle and resolve the challenges facing our world.<br />
  4. 4. Which students do we want to support in developing leadership and innovation? <br />Every student.<br />Promoting and Supporting:<br />More group-work in class for everyone <br />Experiential Ed on the Ropes course and elsewhere for everyone<br />Senior Internships for everyone<br />Community Service for everyone<br />Many extra-curricular athletic team and performing arts opportunities for everyone<br />More robotics and science opportunities for everyone<br />Continued emphasis on creative writing, arts programming, and learning about innovation across the curriculum<br />
  5. 5. What’s the special diploma for then? <br />For those with a particularly strong<br />interest in learning more about leadership or innovation, perhaps from having had a life-long curiosity about it. <br />desire to be a positive and active leader or innovator as a student in school. <br />ambition to be a leader or innovator in the future. <br />intent to distinguish themselves on college applications as a leader or innovator. <br />
  6. 6. How does it work? Like a college major<br />Declare your intent, take a core course, accumulate credits, and complete a major project. <br />Submit a Declaration of Intent freshman or sophomore year. <br />Complete a core L/I course freshman or sophomore year.<br />Leadership, Design/Build, or other courses to be named later. <br />Meet quarterly with Program Director.<br />Update on requirements, check progress. <br />Brainstorm opportunities, give feedback. <br />Earn 5 leadership credits between 9th and 12th grades.<br />Serve in a leadership role in a school extracurricular and reflect on accomplishments. (Required for one unit). <br />Use things you’d be already doing anyway, but choose to set goals and reflect upon them. <br />Use Academic Experiences for Credit: Write a research paper on a L/I topic; pursue an extra-credit laboratory project on L/I; etc. (Maximum 2 units)<br />Complete a “capstone project” junior or senior year.<br />Complete a 20 hour project (can count toward Comm/Serve or be part of another involvement, such as student council) and write a 400 word reflection. This can be, but doesn’t have to be, done as part of the peer leadership program in 12th grade. <br />
  7. 7. How do you earn units? <br />Complete a preview form at a quarterly meeting with Director or on-line.<br />Preview what the activity will be, what aspects of leadership you seek to practice and develop, and what success will look like when completed. <br />Have it signed by supervisor (Coach, adviser, etc.) and Program director. <br />Conduct the activity, on campus or off. <br />Complete/Submit a reflection form, saying what you learned and accomplished, and have it signed by supervisor. <br />

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