Black Program

LIFE SKILLS LEADERSHIP

Learning Objectives

Students who enter Life Skills Leadership will be offered an opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship position with a partner in the AASuccess Business Support Community. AASuccess BSC Partners provide apprenticeship opportunities to AASuccess certified students and allow them to apply life skills and technical skills, in order to become successful professionals and civic-minded citizens. Student apprentices are challenged in professional work environments with a strong emphasis on technology skills, citizenship skills, and marketable skills, e.g., successful and dynamic communication techniques, leadership skills, problem solving, and sound decision making. Complementing the apprenticeships will be seminars, workshops, business opportunities, career advancement opportunities – all of which are designed to provide the student more theoretical background and practical exercises for continuing career advancement and active citizenship.

• Successfully complete Life Skills Success and at least four (4) Life Skills Assessments with at least an overall “meeting the expectation” rating.

• Commit to and participate actively on projects and tasks.

• Demonstrate initiative, integrity, and reliability.

• Practice excellent time management and stress management skills.

• Complete all four (4) Required Core Learning Modules.

• Choose and complete at least five (5) elective seminars or workshops that pertain to the students’ apprenticeship positions.

• Upon completion of the required courses, students are expected to pass a three-part assessment: Self Evaluation, Coach Assessed Evaluation, and Written Exam.

Learning Modules 4.1 – 4.4

Students will be given leadership project opportunities that relate to their career choices. Students are expected to complete at least five (5) hours of work per week for forty (40) weeks. Exact working schedules should be arranged with the supervising Life Skills Coach.

Students interested in understanding how to execute an innovation initiative, or a STEM or Business idea, can complete this module to understand what’s required for a successful professional to have the capacity to convert the big idea into a successful initiative. Students will also interact with seasoned Life Skills Coaches who will share their experiences and resources necessary to solve an execution challenge.

Students learn and practice the tools and techniques in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Students are encouraged to be certified as Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or PMI CAPM®.

Students learn and practice the tools and techniques in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Students are encouraged to be certified as Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or PMI CAPM®.

Learning Modules 4.5 – 4.11

Elective Seminars & Workshops

Students will review at least Business law, Strategic planning, Marketing and Operations.

Students will learn and apply at least Business Analysis Concepts, Human Resources Management, Facilitating Virtual Teams, and Program Management processes in complex business projects and assignments.

This module will help students to distinguish strategic thinking from strategic planning and operational thinking, use systems thinking to see the big picture, recognize steps to help formulate a strategic thinking mindset, and more.

Students learn how to apply the ability to make distinctions between competing choices and arrive at sound decisions. Through various life skills sessions at different levels learned over time, students will have the ability to evaluate complex, ambiguous and incomplete facts, and have the life skills necessarily to make ethical decisions effectively.

In this module, students will learn the essential responsibilities they have when directing, delegating, developing and confronting their staff to achieve organizational goals. Best practices of each aspect of management will also be covered.

This module will introduce students to best practices for planning, researching and writing a speech. After completion, students will be able to structure their speech logically, connect with their audience, deal with anxiety, and more.

Students who are apprehensive about public speaking might enjoy expressing themselves through writing. Students will learn how to take effective meeting minutes, document important data and information gathered, and write well-articulated speeches.

Students who are interested in the field of social services or causes will have the opportunity to visit a local county office or political office to speak with representatives to learn how to advocate their causes. A Skills Coach can arrange “shadowing” time for students who are interested.

Help us share AASuccess with your friends!

Inspiring stories, straight to your inbox!

© 2016 AAsuccess. Designed by PSK Creative.