Igniting Your Leadership Potential

Igniting Your Leadership Potential is a series of Leadership Development Courses offered by the 4-H Youth Development Program and taught by Rutgers University faculty. Youth in grades 8–13 can register for a variety of courses focusing on leadership development. The courses will give teens an opportunity to learn about leadership, gain knowledge, sharpen their skills, and prepare to lead. Youth will earn a Certificate in Leadership Development based on the number of courses completed A badge can be earned for each course.

Each course meets 1.5 hours per week for four weeks. The cost per course is $25.00.

The following courses will be offered summer 2020:

Course 1: Launching Into Leadership

Learn the basic principles of leadership, along with practical strategies for becoming a better leader. In this new online course, you will learn leadership concepts that can be readily applied to your own life. This includes the definition of leadership, leadership traits, styles and tasks and relationships related to leadership. Earn a badge in Leadership and Personal Development.

This course will run every Tuesday in August (August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020). From 3–:30 p.m., youth will log-in once a week for a face-to-face with the instructor and then complete some assignments asynchronously.

Course 2: Inspiring Leadership and Civic Engagement

Interested in learning more about leadership and civic engagement? In this new online course, you will gain greater self-knowledge and leadership competence, as well as how to facilitate positive social change. You will learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership Development which emphasizes a collaborative approach to leadership and is purposeful, collaborative, and a values-based process that results in positive social change. Earn a badge in Leadership and Civic Engagement in the process.

This course will run every Thursday in August (August 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2020). From 3–4:30 p.m., youth will log-in once a week for a face-to-face with the instructor and then complete some assignments asynchronously.

For information about the Igniting Your Leadership Potential - Certificate in Leadership Development contact Sharon Kinsey at sbkinsey@njaes.rutgers.edu or Jeannette Rea Keywood at 609-827-0199 or reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu.

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