Leaders Today believes that leadership development is the key to achieving a generation of committed and socially active young people. Leaders Today offers unique leadership programs both at home and abroad including International Volunteer trips to Kenya, India and Mexico; Motivational Speaking Tours; Leadership Workshops; North American Leadership Academy and Facilitator Training; Innovative youth-friendly books and resources; and Global Issues Seminars. The Take Action! Academy is a one week intensive program where children from around the world come to work with our unparallel facilitators to unlock their leadership skills. Participants from countries such as Canada, United States, Austria, Israel, Jordan, South Africa, Bosnia, and Mexico have four flexible levels of training to choose from. Unique aspects of the program include facilitator training and college prep. Other training features effective public speaking, conflict mediation, working with the media, fundraising, and much more.
Participants can choose from four levels of leadership training:
• Introduction to leadership and social issues
New research and discussions on child labour, globalization, education, poverty, and war affected children
• Personal leadership and leadership for social justice
How each of us can tap into our own leadership skills to make a difference in our own lives and in the world
• Defining a passion and skills for action
Finding your personal passion and defining your skills to help you set goals and take action
• Action planning and advanced social advocacy. Our most advanced level focuses on refining your leadership skills, your action plan, and helps you engage others
• Advanced facilitator training
Facilitator Training provides young people interested in leading and teaching groups with facilitation techniques that make them incredibly effective leaders
The week is topped off with incredible motivational speakers, fun and games which inspire each participant to Take Action!