"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Edith Wharton, novelist and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for literature, speaks to diverse styles of leadership. In this seminar, discussion of ten attributes of leadership helps students focus on specific traits and practices that constitute leadership. Discussion continues on how leadership can be learned and an assertion that every person has the potential to be a leader. Finally, students create a “leadership self-portrait” consolidating their understanding of the power of positive leadership and their personal leadership potential.

Faculty: Celsa Rutan - Spanish 6

Dates Offered

January 18, 2019
March 22, 2019

Explore More

Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?

  • Go to:  This article in Psychology Today emphasizes that leadership is a learned trait and suggests the role summer camps can have in developing teen leadership potential.

  • TED Talks: Consider this entertaining and insightful take on leadership.

Movie night: Consider McFarland USA for your next family movie night.

Why Teach Leadership?

Contrary to the popular phrase “born leader”, leadership can be learned. Exposure, practice, and opportunity all play a role in developing strong leaders. This seminar develops competency in leadership and also communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.