Leadership @DLSA...

...looking to the future!


The aim of this process is to find the "problems" you see related to student leadership and involvement at De La Salle... through a design thinking "process"...and in the end, have some tangible, realistic solutions/ideas to present that will facilitate improvements in student leadership.

The process involves:
Immersion - "wide and deep observation around a theme/topic - in our case, student leadership. Through brainstorming and discussion, we develop empathy with the community and real issues emerge.
Define- through surveys, connections with others in our school and in other schools, investigating, discussing, digging deeper, the focus of the problem becomes clearer.
Ideation - after digging deep and wide, it's time to brainstorm possible "solutions"... what are the best ideas we have? what do we want to take forward?
Prototyping - take forward some clear ideas/suggestions - informed by research, investigation and community consultation - propose the structures and processes you think are worth taking forward to address leadership, student involvement and school environment issues @DLSA.
Feedback - listen, learn, test it out, see what works,(and what doesn't work) and take it forward! But always be willing to learn from what doesn't work - that is the best learning because that helps you work out how things can be even better.

Working with a teacher as a mentor, you will investigate your chosen area and follow the design process through to arrive at suggestions and solutions that will enable better, more effective leadership and enhance student involvement and the school environment.

You will also need to document your process/investigation through reflecting on your project pages, and by uploading photos, survey results, further questions, links, etc.

Please check out each other's work as well - leave helpful comments on each other's team pages, start discussion, or email the group when you have something to share.

Have fun! And remember the legacy you will leave by getting the foundations right!

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.John Buchan
Do not follow where the path may lead.Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.Harold R. McAlindon
Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.Albert Schweitzer
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.Walter Lippman
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.John Quincy Adams
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.Margaret Mead
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.Theodore M. Hesburgh

Now add your own quotes!....