Changemakers Academy- DAY 3 – Leadership in the making

The third day brought Leadership qualities at the forefront!

The first session focused on Leadership Styles and on how diverse they can be: democratic, delegative, directive, servant and how they can be best applied in different situations. The importance of leading, trusting, leadership or lack thereof was also brought up. The participants discussed also the knowledge, attitude and skills of a good leader.

The next session brought Team and Feedback into focus. Do you know which three interpersonal needs people search to satisfy through social interactions? It is inclusion, power and control – in that order! FIRO cycle (fundamental interpersonal relations orientation) was presented and discussed as a tool for improving working relationships and individual effectiveness. Participants worked in small teams to suggestions on what a leader can do to support the team at each stage of the FIRO cycle: Me, You, Role Definition, We and Departure.

The second part of the day was devoted to Project Management and Change Management. Participants learned about the Change
Curve (shock, denial, frustration, depression, experiment, decision, integration) and how to support people through the different stages of a change, as a leader. A lot of Project Management concepts were discussed, but the participants focused on the Project life cycle.

Today was the last day before the two Tracks, Educational and Campaign, split. 

This activity was made possible thanks to the funding of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.