Activity 1: Qualities of Leadership

Activity 1: Qualities of Leadership
Activity 1: Qualities of Leadership

Activity time: 20 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint, markers and tape
  • Paper and pens/pencils
  • A clock or timepiece

Preparation for Activity

  • On newsprint, list the workshops the group has completed. Post the list.
  • Post a blank sheet of newsprint.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to consider all that has transpired over the course of the workshops. Ask, "After experiencing this program, what do you now believe are the essential qualities of leadership?" Allow a minute or two for silent reflection. Then ask participants to choose a partner with whom they have not shared in other workshops. Invite pairs to interview one another about the essential qualities of leadership. Tell pairs one participant may speak for five minutes while the other listens and records the responses on paper, asking only clarifying questions. Watch the time and announce when it is time to switch speakers.

Bring participants back to the large group. Invite participants to share some insights from the person they interviewed. Record on newsprint the qualities people believe are essential to leadership.

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