- Understanding the relationship between leadership and management;
- Acquaintance with the basics of management functions;
- Effecting an increase in the effectiveness of the work of the active student body.
Duration: 2 hours.
At the very start of the session, as is now customary, the leadership experience obtained by the participants in preparing and holding the “Different Opinions” action in their colleges is discussed.
Then, to submerge them in the theme of this module, a simulation game is held, in which the participants are divided into two teams. A creative task is set before them. To fulfill it, a leader is chosen in one team, with the trainer taking the role of a manager in the other team. When they have accomplished their tasks, a comparison is made of the results obtained, and an analysis of the way this was done, leading to the conclusion that 'leadership' and 'management' are quite different concepts.
To understand how the roles of leader and manager interrelate, the class divide into small groups to analyse the distinctions between the two positions, after which conclusions are made regarding the fact that in youth projects, the two roles are, as a role, performed by the same person, and that an effective manager has to be a leader in his team.
In the next exercise, the participants are acquainted with the main functions of a manager, discovering the nature of the 'management cycle.'
For a home assignment, the participants are invited to research their own leadership style and review questions that arose following the test.
In the second part of the session, a practice is held on the organisation and implementation of the action “Friends At Hand,” marking the International Day of the Volunteer.
The trainer tells the participants about the action “Friends At Hand,” highlighting the basic steps necessary in holding it at their institutions, answering the participants' questions.
Each team receives three copies of the methodological recommendations.