ST. ANNE'S GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL : LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Today, Organ Donation Day, was usefully spent by over one hundred and forty six young leaders of St. Anne's Girls High School - Borivili. 'Leading By Values' (LBV) was organized by the AVEC Team of Fr. Glenford Lowe and Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes. The school principal, Sr. Gracelin welcomed the guests and paid special tribute to the generosity of Fr. Glenn in donating his kidney to a fellow Salesian priest.The students responded spontaneously with a thunderous clap. Floral bouquets were also presented at the start of the session.
The session began straight away. The students were divided into ten teams to facilitate greater participation. The whole Leadership program was actually a 'Call to LEADERSHIFT'. The young leaders were invited to participate in a number of reflective games and activities, each one stressing a certain aspect of Leadership styles, qualities and attitudes necessary for a Leader today. "Your role as Leaders in schools is more than merely maintaining discipline. Any policeman would have done a better job," he said. Leadership is a mission that is lifelong and necessary. All are called to be leaders.
SELF AWARENESS: Who am I? What has my past got to teach me, my future to lead me and my present to appreciate and correct?
VISION? Who do I want to be (Character)? Where do I want to go (Achievement)? What do I want to have? (Possession) What is it that you are really running after?
PLANNING: The importance of being SMART in one's plan. Failure to plan was planning to fail!
TEAM WORK: The Power of Synergy over mere teams that just collaborate or compromise.
CREATIVITY? Can I think higher and achieve greater results? Think out-of-the-box!
RESPONSIBILITY? Can I delegate and be responsible for my choices?
CRISES MANAGEMENT? How can I reach out to people who are difficult to lead?
COMMUNICATION? Can I be open to the 'two way' style of communication?
TIME MANAGEMENT: The need to learn the 'art of thin slicing' and living by the 'clock'.
RENEWAL and SHARPENING the SAW: Leaders are constantly in need of daily renewal of Body-Mind-Heart-Soul
LEAVING A LEGACY: 'What is it that you would like to be remembered for?
Every important aspect had a creative game, a moment for group sharing or for personal reflection.
The following comments were entered in the AVEC appreciation log book:
"I am, very grateful to Fr. Glenn and Mr. Fernandes for their precious time to guide us to be great leaders one day. Thank you for showing us who we really are and for correcting our lives" - Mitali Patel X-B