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iLead was designed to provide students with an environment for leadership values to be introduced, practised, and shared. John Maxwell has partnered with educational institutions worldwide to produce this program and reverse the negative portrayal of leadership. This program offers a desirable portrait of leadership based on values applicable to a student’s life — values teenagers can admire, implement, and aspire to for a more positive and sustained leadership style.
The goal is for youth to facilitate the content among their friends and peers. Together, they can learn to appreciate the values of leadership while learning to value themselves and others.
John Maxwell Leadership Foundation funds this program, which is available at no charge.
iChoose is the first curriculum available. It comprises 16 lessons spread out over four units to help teenagers learn leadership values and how to apply them to their own lives from leadership expert John C. Maxwell.
These values are recognized by some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. iChoose was designed to provide students with an environment for leadership values to be introduced, practised, and shared.
Because many of today’s teenagers equate leadership with position, abuse of power, bribery, and corruption, few young people have a healthy and correct understanding of what leadership is and how they can apply it to their lives and the lives of others.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS ACCOMPLISH FIVE GOALS:
1. Identify the 16 values of leadership
2. Take ownership of their choices
3. Practice leadership values and develop those skills
4. Evaluate themselves with their applied knowledge
5. Take turns guiding small group discussions
The following values are discussed within the following units:
- Unit 1: Choices, Growth, Attitude, Commitment
- Unit 2: Relationships, Character, Forgiveness and Self-Worth
- Unit 3: Responsibility, Courage, Initiative, Priorities
- Unit 4: Teachability, Self-Discipline, Resilience, Influence