Student Body Leadership A

How can I provide exemplary leadership to my school’s student body?

Our Approach

This course is by invitation only; it is designed for students who have been specifically chosen to serve in a position of leadership to the entire student body. Students who are willing to do what it takes to be elected or appointed to a school-wide leadership position deserve additional leadership mentoring, and, when they receive it, they provide more positive energy and effective leadership to their peers.

The purpose of this course is to bring together student body leaders from across Williamsburg Learning schools for deep and practical leadership mentoring and to facilitate a space in which faculty advisors from each WL school can guide their own student body leaders towards school-specific goals and plan school-specific activities.

Technology Requirements & Support

Students must have access to a personal computer and software systems that meet specific criteria. To view computer and software requirements or get help with technical support follow the instructions at www.williamsburgacademy.org/support.

 

Course Framework

Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4
What is charisma?How can I organize and execute a successful event?How can I create positive first impressions?How can I develop a strong rapport in 90 seconds or less?
What are the charismatic behaviors, and how does each contribute to charisma?How can I plan a successful event?What are some benefits of connecting with other people?What are natural rapport, rapport by chance, and rapport by design?How can I cultivate more of each type of rapport?
What are the obstacles to presence?How can I draw a crowd?How does being likable affect my ability to influence others?Why is my attitude important when developing rapport? What is a useful attitude? What is a useless attitude?
What are the obstacles to power?How should I manage the event itself?How can I establish rapport in the first 90 seconds? Why are the first 90 seconds important when forming an opinion about another person?How can I use body language to develop rapport?
What are the obstacles to warmth?How can I capitalize on a successful event?How can I gain the ability to have a meaningful conversation with anyone, anytime, anywhere?Why is it important to be congruent when developing rapport? How can I be more congruent?
How can I overcome obstacles to charisma?What does it mean to be an effective member of an event team?Why is it important to be myself when developing rapport?
How can I be authentic and avoid using charisma as a form of manipulation?How should I manage overwhelm? What should I do when I can’t meet a deadline?What is natural synchrony? How can I develop the art of synchronizing?

Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase

Find required versions and ISBNs on the High School Booklist

AuthorTitle
Olivia Fox CabaneThe Charisma Myth
Nicholas BoothmanHow to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less
Morton C. BlackwellHow to Present a Public Program
 

Details

  • Recommended Grade: 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior)
  • Prerequisites: None - A current student body leadership position
  • Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 6
  • Format: Live
  • Credits: 0.5