iLead 21 Developing Essential Skills For Career & Life | Dr. Debra Lane

Often time when we start putting in data, qualitative or quantative it is an overview of who you are and when we ask people to make these tags people become shock and realize that they had these qualities in themselves.

Training Agenda of iLead21

Overview of what is going to happen once you register for iLead training, the pieces which will join together to give you the bigger picture of the training. In this webinar we will cover, PBL and leadership: overview and connections to iLead 21, Framework of iLead: the 5 iLead Leadership Principles, Overview of iLead 21 nooks which we have written: Novice Leader, Emerging Leader, and Practicing Leader, Task Elements, Task Progression, Evaluation & Assessment in iLead , Network and Plan for students.

We develop a lot of activities to get people moving and thinking and reflecting on their leadership. The first step is working in 2 different i-groups to indentify which part of your brain hemispheric dominance, your conflict management style, are you a Leader or a manager, symbol that represents you and later discuss individual strengths/assets you have that will make you a powerful team member. The first group will make graphic representation of what leadership is and they would define what a good leader is.

A leader can look very different depending on demographics and other factors. This increases on us the need to be more adaptable to globalization. Then other groups will focus on project based learning and how organizations and students are taking project based learning and how it is going to impact your culture and output.

But before getting started: Determine who will be the Task Manager (TM) for this task, What skills/experience/strengths should the TM have for THIS task?, Decide what role each member in the group will play (manage time, draw/write, present, etc.), Discuss how much time is needed to complete this successfully [in collaboration with the other group(s)].

Each group has its own needs and time requirements, so it is important to check for the individual needs of each group. Then the groups report out virtually or physically. Then you are given some article to read thoroughly about leadership, Connect this article (or concepts in it) to what you already do in the classroom, Identify potential challenges to implementing PBL effectively and Pair up with someone from the other group and discuss.

iLead 21

iLead, is basically all of these pieces:

  • Leadership theory and application and Project-based learning
  • Meyers-Briggs type personality assessments
  • Emotional intelligence understanding & application
  • Group and team dynamics and Delaying immediate gratification
  • Problem solving and Communication
  • Situational leadership and Personal accountability
  • Building consensus and Reflective practice
  • And gaining leadership skills and strategies

Outcomes of iLead 21

For first novice year you really want to look at yourself, you look at yourself in the mirror to make things work. Everybody must participate and put in their common concerns and hard work and develop common leadership language and task processes Laying the foundation of leadership skills, theory, and behaviors. Your goal should be work through tasks and demonstrate growth as a leader; earn tokens; move up the iLead Leadership Ladder (1-7); learn to lead yourself. Organizations having unclear and unfamiliar mission and vision has distorted mission vision statements that no one in/out of the organization is following. In the stage 2 & 3 of this program, participants must understand: Stage 2: Emerging Leader and Stage 3: Practicing Leader. They must build on leadership foundation and practices from Novice Stage, expand into projects of more choice and work with other iLeaders from other schools, states, and countries. Ultimately, they can apply to be an iLead Fellow after level 21.

5 iLead Leadership Principles

  • Live a Principle-Driven Life
  • Manage People & Resources Well
  • Build Trust
  • Create a Shared Vision & Communicate it Effectively
  • Be Passionate, Motivated, & Motivating

There are 6 sections in iLead21, you work and explore these 6 sections and understand and develop what is going to work for your organization. You are the coach; you have the relationship with the organization and you make the determination. You may modify, but stick to the task process when using iLead as the tool for leadership development in your organization. Then you evaluate yourself and the group you are working with and understand how you are evolving and developing as a leader. Then you look at how you are assessed in your own group, what people are saying about how you communicate and interact. Constant feedback and evaluation is the key to using iLead 21 for your organizational success.


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