"Leadership in Action"
The debate regarding whether leaders are born or made has raged on for many decades among top academic scholars. Here at St. Andrew’s, there is definitely a common belief that leadership skills can be nurtured and developed by providing students with many opportunities to act as leaders throughout their academic career. Building a solid understanding of group dynamics, communication, conflict resolution, and motivation can often be the key to one’s success in social settings. These successes may occur in the workplace, on the sports field, or even in an individual’s personal life. Furthermore, leadership skills can be applied beyond the realm of the business world to every single discipline, including science, mathematics, and the arts. As a result, the development of strong leadership skills among the students at St. Andrew’s has recently become a prominent area of focus within the academic structure of the Business Studies program. Through the design and implementation of a solid leadership development program, St. Andrew’s is now poised to educate a future generation of leaders and successful St. Andrew’s alumni.
The launching of a solid leadership development program at St. Andrew’s has been
the vision of one such successful alumnus,
Rob McEwen ’69, for many years.
In particular, this course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.
This course will be limited in enrollment to 22 grade 12 students. These students must currently be taking the McEwen Leadership Fundamentals, Grade 11, Open (IDC3O) course at St. Andrew's College.
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