Guest Artist, International Thespian Officer
Jedi Training for Leaders
Beginning, , / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Tech, , / Regular
This is a Star-Wars themed leadership workshop, it is to teach/illustrate the importance of servant leadership through Jedi motifs.
When leading as a Jedi it is necessary to build a positive atmosphere to grow. It is important that we as Jedi’s pull people in with our force, not out. You must lead with the intention of benefiting others, not yourself. We practice this concept in the workshop by playing a Star Wars version of Heads Up. In the game, the students must learn about how to adapt to others learning styles while upholding a positive atmosphere.
Throughout the workshop, I also discuss the importance of failure and being able to accept and encourage failure as a leader. This is put to work through a blindfolded exercise.
Finally, the workshop showcases the importance of individuality and that there is no one to lead, leadership comes in many different forms.
Overall, the workshop teaches students that their voice as a leader is important and valuable.