Methodology: Learning by Doing
We present a programme integrating essential leadership skills like goal setting, communication skills, teamwork, global citizenship and sustainability. Participants learn while doing and self evaluate after every activity, which are filled with adventures, self-discovery, fun! Additionally, students can use these leadership skills to develop their personal action plans to help them accomplish their goals during the camp and beyond.
Learning by doing offers a personal experience. We believe in giving students an experience to remember, and learning by doing through games, activities and real-world simulation. Your school can choose which outdoor activities and leadership topics they find more apt and would like to include in the programme.
We believe that alignment with a school’s curriculum is essential to designing any effective student leadership programme. Based on your school preferences as per preferred dates, group size, grades and relevant leadership topics, our programme offers participants the opportunity to enhance their learning and the development of relevant 21st century skills with educational workshops focused on goal setting, decision making, time management, planning, optimisation and communication skills, combined with fun team games and challenges with experiential learning experiences where students practice those skills.
The whole programme is provided by a multidisciplinary team of senior trainers that provide personal feedback and reflection sessions after each activity on how to implement improvements and insights for meaningful practical actions in an interactive and inspiring way.
Our trainers connect with each student individually, providing personal insight and helping students to develop self-reflection and resilience. Throughout the experience, our students are encouraged to identify personal goals and make a commitment to accomplish these during their academic, sporting and daily lives, resulting in a Personal Action Plan – a tool which has proved to have a significant and positive impact on child development.
Certificate and Personal Action Plans
At the end to the Swiss Leadership Camp, students work on their Personal Action Plans where they can choose their modules of choice, tailoring to what is most relevant to them focusing on goal setting, time management, constructive routines, communication skills, conflict management, communication and presentation techniques, teamwork, talent development and well-being, turning each leadership topic into practical application for their daily lives.
Students walk away with the ability to translate these skills into tangible plans that support their personal, social and academic needs. The memories and anecdotes that arise from these activities will also prove invaluable when it comes to team bonding and cohesion between the students, school staff, leadership clubs and advisory groups.