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Cool TO LEAD



COOL TO LEAD is a one-day leadership workshop created for Grade 7. The workshop helps children to explore the concept of ‘peer group leadership’.

What is “Peer group leadership”?

Peer group leadership is the ability of the peer group to create an environment of individuality, mutual respect and collaboration that allows for the fluid movement between members of the group stepping up to lead, or using their power to follow, depending on what type of characteristics and intelligence each situation requires.

This allows the peer group to create an environment that is supportive, fun, creative and effective. It enhances in children the ability to look beyond the ego and self and to understand that different circumstances require different roles and responsibilities from individuals.

Interactive and fun!

  • Through fun, interactive games and discussions the workshop aims to teach the following important aspects of fluid leadership.
  • Every individual possesses positive leadership characteristics and has the potential to develop others.
  • Every individual is intelligent in a different way. Understanding how we are intelligent allows us to identify when and where we can lead.
  • The most undervalued leader is the follower.
  • The fluid transition of leadership within a group makes collaboration fun and effective.
  • In order for Peet group leadership to work, we need to create an environment of mutual respect and appreciation.

Implementation

We suggest that implementation of the workshop should follow on from the Grade 6 programme on Identity.

The workshop takes place on the school premises and is facilitated by trained COOL TO BE ME facilitators, supported by Grade 7 staff members.

 

For more information:

To set up an appointment, receive more detailed information about the course content and costs, or to sign up for this programme at your school, please click here.

Our Programme

Read more about our programme here.

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CTBM helped me so that if someone says you are ugly, don’t listen to him and in your mind say “I am beautiful and I know who I am.” - Grade 6 student
“I would just like to say thank you so much for all you have done for the grade 6 girls through COOL TO BE ME. They are so lucky to have had experienced such profound self-analysis and self-discovery at their age. I think that the work you are doing is so important and the core philosophy of resilient self-esteem is brilliant.” – Springfield parent
"CTBM is a great programme. It changed my life and helped me feel great about myself." - Grade 6 student
“My daughter spoke of the programme so much and I know it has had a profound effect on her confidence and acceptance of others.” – Springfield parent
“I thoroughly enjoyed the feedback to the COOL TO BE ME sessions at Springfield last night. It is a fabulous course and my daughter enjoyed it tremendously. Also from the response of the parents I think they felt the same way.” – Springfield parent
"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student

"I now have confidence to say stuff even if people laugh at me." - Grade 6 student

"Thank you so much. I have always felt like I was weird to make good decisions that were right. Now I don’t feel that way." - Grade 6 student 

"It was really fun. It was a great learning experience and helped me know who I am and show that everyone is great." - Grade 6 student
“I just wanted to let you know that I've been reading Bouncing Back and the Telling Truth stories to my kids this past week. We've been reading a few chapters each night before going to bed. My son is four and a half and my daughter six and a half and in Grade 1. They have both absolutely LOVED them! We have had very late bedtimes as they've insisted that I keep reading! Even though they are both so young (and I thought too young which is why I hadn't read them the stories until now), they were completely compelled and fascinated! At the end of the each book, they both without any initiation started discussing some of the themes. After the bouncing back story, they both started to talk about some of things they had learnt in the day. From the 'learn the lesson and move on' refrain, my daughter told me that she had learnt that she can tell her friend NO if she doesn't want to do something! What an important thing to learn!” – Nicole, Cape Town

"CTBM was so great and wonderful. Today I can express my feelings because of CTBM. I am a good person because of CTBM. I want to say thanks a lot. It’s CTBM." - Grade 6 student

"It was really fun. It was a great learning experience and helped me know who I am and show that everyone is great." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student

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