Blanchard Student Leadership Benefits
This gives students an advantage that many of us have never had when we were in school. It provides skills that are essential for effective communication when working with peers and adults. Students will learn how to:
- Ask for help before it’s too late
- Work through different learning stages
- Persevere rather than giving up so quickly
- Utilize and develop their points of power for the benefit of all
- Seek employment opportunities that motivate them
- Set specific goals that provide direction and hold them accountable
- Negotiate for more freedom
- Solve problems
- Develop teambuilding skills
“The #1 indicator of life success is the relationship an individual has with his or her parent(s).” When people are asked, “Who was your most influential role model,” they rarely respond with answers like, “My boss.” Instead, most people say, “My parent(s).” Cultivate the skills needed to support your son or daughter as he or she develops. You will:
- Spend less time solving your child’s day to day problems
- Learn to speak the same leadership language
- Use a model that will help you help your children develop self-reliance and save you time as you give them what they need vs. what feels comfortable to do
- Understand motivation and partnering—Learn your own natural leadership style and how to expand your choices
- Build bonding relationships at home
- Notice that your child is more confident and happy
Teachers learn a wealth of teaching strategies, teambuilding games and challenging activities to use year after year. When students have leadership skills, the teachers and administrators benefit because students:
- Ask specific questions before it’s too late and affects their grade in a negative way
- Make better choices in and out of the classroom-less behavior issues
- Have appropriate skills to help one another, so teachers can focus on individuals
- Take responsibility for their homework
- Behave in a more positive manner
Many students exit high school and college with technology skills, but have gaps in day-to-day skills that are needed to effectively work with others. This training is based on Situational Self Leadership which is taught throughout the corporate world by The Ken Blanchard Companies. This training prepares students before they walk in the door for employment. Since these students may work for you one day, companies benefit by students who:
- Enter the workforce with understanding the responsibility they have to lead themselves.
- Take the initiative to get the direction and support they need from their supervisor.
- Diagnose their own skill and motivation so they become more proactive in their development.
- Use effective communication skills as they travel through development stages.
- Solve problems rather than just finding them.
There's clearly a direct return if students end up working for the company that sponsors them, but everyone benefits in the community when these young people make good decisions and lead productive lives.
Companies or Community Organizations Who Have Financially Supported Blanchard Student Leadership
TJX Companies, Inc. built a new A.J. Wright store near West Covina High School. The company gave back to the community by providing Blanchard student leadership training to the juniors and seniors. This was a benefit to both the students and the A.J. Wright store. Students gained the needed skills to be a good contributor and the store can hire these students who are already trained.