Everyone Can Be a Leader

Successful implementation of Leader in Me requires a profound Paradigm Shift regarding leadership in the school—believing that everyone can be a leader. During the Leader in Me implementation process, the entire school staff will participate in a two-day 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®: Signature Edition 4.0 training, where they will learn about the Framework’s effective paradigms, practices, and skills that support leadership from the inside out. Immediately following the training, they will attend a one-day Launching Leadership workshop, where they will learn how to introduce the same leadership principles to their students.



Become Facilitators of Greatness

During this workshop, participants will be introduced to the origin of Leader in Me and its effective leadership paradigms. They will also be introduced to the Leader in Me best practice of focusing on leadership first, as well as the evidence that indicates a leadership focus has a positive influence on school culture and academics. All adults in the school are encouraged, regardless of their role, to see themselves as “facilitators of greatness” for themselves, for each other, and for their students.

Participants will learn about three methods to teach students leadership principles: direct instruction, integrated approaches, and modeling. The full-staff portion of the workshop closes with an inspirational school-vision activity that allows staff to create vision posters for display in common staff areas, featuring powerful messages to remind them why they are implementing Leader in Me in their school.

The Launching Leadership work-session includes a 45-minute Lighthouse Team Quickstart, where Lighthouse Team members are introduced to their roles and the purpose of the team, and participate in an active planning session to begin implementation over the following seven weeks, typically before the first day of the school year.


One-Day Agenda

All Staff Invited

Note: Please consider additional time for lunch and breaks.



8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome to Leader in Me: The Origins, Universal Challenges, Leader in Me
Process, Beginning with the End in Mind
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. You the Leader: From Effectiveness to Greatness, Find Your Voice®, Inspire
Others to Find Their Voice, Paradigms of Leadership
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Teaching the 7 Habits Direct Lessons: Integrated Approaches, Leader in Me
Online, Modeling
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Action Planning and Reflection
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Dismiss Staff
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lighthouse Team Only
Lighthouse Team Quickstart

All Training and Development

During the implementation process, staff will have several opportunities for training and development. Be sure to review all workshops offered to staff at each level outlined in the process map.

Staff Development

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