Tier one of the Programme consists of four modules and the concluding event “Leadership Championship.” Each module includes a training session on youth leadership and a practice session on holding themed events of social relevance. The training sessions focus on developing different aspects of leadership:
Module 1 Leadership and Me.
Module 2 The Responsibility of a Leader.
Module 3 The Ability of a Leader.
Module 4 The Leader and Management.
During the practice sessions, the student-leaders are trained in the initiation and holding of themed events in the realm of the cultures of the world, having an active social and civil position, and preventing xenophobia and extremism.
Throughout the implementation of the Programme, the participants of the second tier of “5 Steps To Tolerance” organise and put on four events in their educational institutions, marking significant dates in the year, such as the 16th November Day of Tolerance.
The concluding event “Leadership Championship” sums up the results of their work. An expert jury selects and awards the ten youth leaders who have given the most impressive account of themselves both during the regular sessions and in the Leadership Championship.
- Strengthening the social responsibility and active civil position of students.
- Reinforcing the institution of positive youth leadership in educational organisations.
- Creating the preconditions for the building of stable student infrastructure.
- Increasing the sense of engagement of students in socially beneficial public activity.
Target groups: college students.
Timetable: Mondays and Wednesdays at 15:00.
Duration: 2 hours.
Attendance conditions: Free of charge with prior booking.
Classes in the program
At the start of the session, the participants will become acquainted with the structure of the Programme as a whole, after which they will, with the trainer, compile a list of the general aims of their training. Then, the students will make their own business cards to get to know each other better. It is hoped that they will approach the session in as creative a manner as they can, so as to present themselves in as interesting a way as possible.
The session leader encourages the participants to name those associations that occur to them regarding the word 'Responsibility,' noting them on a flipchart. When all participants have had their say, the trainer leads an analysis of the associations, grouping them into possible clusters, and recapitulating the understanding of the term 'responsibility' for the group as a whole.
At the very start of the session, the leadership experience obtained by the participants in preparing and holding the “Give a Smile” action is analysed. Each member of the action groups will have prepared answers to the two questions: “How do I evaluate success in the carrying out of an action?” and “What helped me to engage people in my college during the action? What leadership qualities did I display?” The participants' answers are discussed jointly by the group.
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.
This module constitutes the concluding event for the “5 Steps To Tolerance, Tier 2” Programme.
The event takes place in three stages. In the third stage, on the counting of the votes, prizes are awarded to the winners, and certificates given to the ten best leaders.