The Importance of Leadership in the Current and Future Job Market

Leadership skills help to nurture one’s success through life in schooling, relationships, and their career. When we think about leadership skills, it really is an umbrella term for many other major life skills. To be an effective leader you must have strategic thinking skills, motivation, influence, strong relationship skills, and the ability to communicate in order to tackle duties within a team in an efficient manner. No matter what role you take on in your career, at one point or another this knowledge will be useful to efficiently complete a project. Even in elementary school, having the ability to think strategically, while clearly communicating with peers is a critical skill. As educators, parents, and youth serving professionals, we know the importance of nurturing such skills in youth will shape the future of society.    

The World Economic Forum states that leadership, influence, resilience, and flexibility are some of the top ten needed skills of 2025. With technology changing and improving faster than ever and more people working from home, employers are looking for potential employees that bring strong skills to the company to add valuable intelligence and brainpower. Along that same line, CNBC reports that leadership is one of the top 10 in-demand skills to gain when seeking a promotion or raise. 

When we are asked HOW to explicitly teach leadership skills within an already packed curriculum, we regularly recommend the Student Leadership Excellence program from Franks Research Group. We love this program because students are actively engaged in learning and must complete a community based practicum to demonstrate their learning! It is also a very cost effective program that can be easily integrated into any career readiness or exploration course, as well as in any English course. Many of our school partners have started embedding it within senior English so every student leaves high school with these skills and a 3-point industry recognized credential.   

 In fact, we are such fans that we are hosting two live virtual train-the-trainer workshops (February and June) ~  and all registrants receive a discounted registration and a free leadership book.  Here’s the scoop! 

FRG and EnvisionEdPlus have partnered to bring school administrators, educators and afterschool professionals the knowledge you need to offer the Student Leadership Excellence program and industry credential to your students. Learn to build and maintain high performing programs that teach vital leadership skills using a three- phase approach. Jim Franks, will facilitate the 20 hours of live virtual learning through five 4-hour sessions.  Jim has over 30 years of experience with IBM, Cisco systems, and Dale Carnegie. He was also an academic dean and is now a speaker and coach specializing in leadership, communications, strategies and execution. Throughout the first phase (two 4-hour sessions) participants will deep dive into leadership through professional development. This is a very interactive time when we encourage asking questions and participating in open discussions. 

 During Phase 2 participants will earn their trainer certificate while practicing and strengthening their skills and discovering strategies for effectively facilitating the course . Participants also get feedback and support to prepare for phase 3. Lastly, in Phase 3, certified trainers begin the program with their own students with access to  the tools you need (curriculum, final exam, certificates for completion by students) to run a successful class. 

To read more about each phase, click HERE. Currently, The Ohio Department of Education includes Student Leadership Excellence as an in-demand industry recognized credential and successful completion is worth 3 points towards a student’s alternative pathway to graduation. 

Through proper training and practice, leadership can be taught to all students and give them in-demand skills they can use to prosper through their careers. With our great partnership we are offering this course to you for $1120/person which includes the necessary curriculum, the student’s final exam, and a free eBook version of The Leadership Challenge

Interested in becoming a certified to teach Student Leadership Excellence??  

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Our Courses

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Supporting Families (Level 1) Consider the differences between engaging and supporting eight types of parents or family members you might encounter. Reflect on your past experiences with each of those types. Create and implement an action plan to improve your support for families who need it. 0.00 2020/07/17 2022/03/24 6
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 1) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of STEAM integration (design thinking) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. Two “office hours” will be available to chat with the instructor and others enrolled in this course. 0.00 2021/01/09 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 1) The brain is constantly changing and molding in response to the environment. These changes impact student learning. This is especially true in terms of trauma. This training is designed to help participants learn what goes on in the brain and how they can set up a learning environment for each of the students in their class. 0.00 2021/01/30 2022/03/24 4
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 2) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of Problem Based Learning(PBL) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
High Quality Literacy Instruction (Level 1 & 2) Core content includes an overview of Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, evidence-based literacy practices, and resources and tools for literacy instruction. Participants will create, implement and improve two classroom-based literacy strategies (in-person, blended or remote). 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
Supporting Families (Level 2) In Engaging Families Through Support - Level 1, you learned about eight types of parents/caregivers and reflected on your past experiences with each type, culminating in a plan to better engage specific types as partners in their children's education. During this 8-hour asynchronous course you will delve deeper in your understanding of the eight types of parents/caregivers by speaking with individual family members you work with, discovering what they need from you and your program, and implementing an action plan informed by the actual families you serve. Doing so will give you sustainable skills and strategies to build stronger family engagement year after year. 0.00 2021/03/07 2022/03/30 6
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 1) Differentiation is effective instruction that is responsive to the learner’s preferences, interests and their readiness. It could be explained as a framework for thinking about your teaching and your student’s learning. This course discusses differentiation as an effective teaching tool. Included are many resources and strategies to help meet the learning needs of each student. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies and resources to adapt lessons to meet the needs of each student in their classrooms. 0.00 2021/03/18 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 2) This course gives an advanced understanding of the brain. including differences between “active” and “relational” based brains, trauma-related behaviors, and strategies to reach and teach trauma-impacted students so that they can re-engage in learning. Participants will learn about the range of thinking that a brain does, explore how students fit into the range of thinking, and discover healthy ways of engaging the full range of thinking. 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 4
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 2) This 8-hour, self-paced course is facilitated by Laurie Trotter, an EnvisionEdPlus Instructional Specialist. The course explores advanced differentiation as an effective instructional method that is responsive to the learner’s preferences and interests. Create, implement, and improve a lesson plan to engage all learners. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies, and resources to be able to be proficient in starting to adapt lessons to meet all needs of students in their classroom. Prerequisite: Differentiated and Engaged Instruction (Bronze Badge). 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 5
Creativity Belongs in the Classroom (Level 1) Encourage lifelong learning, improve focus, reduce anxiety and enhance thinking in your classroom or program. Creativity is a learned and trained process for getting the most out of higher level thinking and problem solving of your students. Learn how to embed creativity easily into your lessons, using strategies that will help unlock your students ability to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers. This course is appropriate for anyone who works with youth and also satisfies the HQPD Gifted competencies of A, B, and D. 0.00 2022/01/14 2022/04/10 5

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