Leadership Development


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What makes a Super Hero Super?

What makes you a Great Leader?


"I remember the touching scene in “The Amazing Spiderman 2”. Spiderman went into solitude because his love Gwen died in his hands. He could save everybody but could not save her in time. Then the bad guys took over the city as he dealt with his grief. Then one day, as the bad guy “Rhino” was shooting up the Police, a cute little boy dressed in a “Spiderman” outfit walked between the firing line between the Police and the Rhino, causing all of them to freeze. The little boy told Rhino "you're going down!". It was at that point Spiderman returned…I make this point because we are our kid’s superheroes, they are watching as well. They are looking up to us to be their Superheroes and to do the right thing at the right time. The little boy may not have had the superman powers, but had the superhero will power…the courage of a Super hero!" (King, 2014)

Fictional superheroes often make us reflect on earthly heroes. They may not have super powers but they inspire us to do the right thing in the face of great wrong and be bigger than our own selves at times. A superhero is a leader and a leader teaches us............

  • This is a course also for individuals in any leadership capacity that desire further study on the topic.



Upon completion of this course, individuals will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of classical and contemporary theories of leadership and the application of these theories to everyday life.
  • Understand and evaluate their personal strengths and challenges as leaders.
  • Identify the role of a mentor and their importance in student's lives.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of leadership and the skills manifest in effective leaders & theories & styles
  • Identify their personal leadership assumptions and philosophy, values and enhance self-awareness
  • Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork.
  • Articulate their personal leadership values
  • Expand their awareness of How to lead with an understanding of human difference
  • Learn team-building strategies and engage in team-building activities as mentors
  • Improve their leadership abilities


  • Individuals accessing and participating in this web based lesson on concepts, models and practices of leadership that are effective in civic, community and political organizations. The course examines the purposes and structures of various types leadership styles and strategies that match particular circumstances. Students will learn the essential skills of leadership and gain a better understanding of individual approaches to leadership. Students will acquire new ideas to optimize and sustain their potential as leaders in the classroom. Students will be able to identify how mentorships complement leadership and in tandem motivate and educate students.
  • Through this web based mini course, given text, audio visual references, the learners will adjust their teaching techniques, models and methods incorporating leadership strategies suggested in the course, by posting reflections in discussion areas, and answering questions posed using the best practices demonstrated within the context of the course.


Essential prerequisites:

  • Auditory and visual processing skills
  • Ability to read and respond to literature
  • Understanding of characteristics of learning disabilities
  • Experience in classroom scenarios as a student, teacher, or both.

Supporting prerequisites:

  • Self motivation and discipline to proceed through course
  • Computer proficiency
  • Positive attitude and moral based learning standards

As this course can be accessed by any individuals desiring more information and clarification on leadership skills and the impacts of leadership qualities there are limited pre requisites. To reiterate, participants in the course are expected to have a basic understanding of navigating through websites as well as the ability to read and respond to literature and audio visual presented in the course.


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LET'S BEGIN! There are Three Units of Instruction:

Please click on each unit as you are ready to work through this course:

UNIT 1: Leading Students and Being The Leader in the Classroom



  • Leadership Theories
  • Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork.
  • Promoting Effective Teamwork With Others

UNIT 2: Cultivate a sense of self-awareness through identifying a leadership vision, mission, style and values.



  • Identify their personal values.
  • Leadership Styles and Best Practices

UNIT 3: Successful Strategies for Mentoring and Being Mentored



Define "What is Mentoring"?

• Expand on The Mentoring Relationship

• Understand the range of mentoring interventions that can be applied




King, Dane (2014). What Makes A Great Super Hero? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140505012348-13074649-what-makes-a-great-superhero


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