Advisor Certification

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Leadership Advisor Development and Certification Program

 

Overview:
The Leadership Advisor Development and Certification Program (LADCP) has been developed with a purpose of offering valuable and authentic Professional Development in the area of Student Leadership to members of the Canadian Student Leadership Association. This program consists of FOUR levels, each of which examines and relates to the sections of the “Six Pillars of Student Leadership”. Each Level of the program will offer a theory component (workshop), as well as a practical component (required work and reflections). Both components must be completed to achieve certification for each level of the program. The theoretical components for each level are currently offered at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference.

For more program information, please contact:
Marc England, LADCP Program Coordinator

 

Six Pillars of Student Leadership:
The Six Pillars of Student Leadership provide the framework and backbone of our program, as each of the four certification levels link to these pillars. Level I will see a general introduction of all six pillars. Level II examine three pillars which relate to facilitating student leadership, and Level III will examine the remaining three pillars through a management of student leadership focus. Level IV will be a reflection of all six pillars as they relate to student leadership programs and the candidates journey through the certification program.

Six Pillars

 

LEVEL I: Foundations of Student Leadership (For Advisors)

Associated Pillars of Student Leadership:

  • Developing Effective Communication
  • Enhancing Personal Leadership Skills
  • Developing School Climate and Culture
  • Leadership Program Management
  • Implementing Student Activities
  • Legal and Fiscal Accountability

A. Theory Component:

There will be TWO workshops at CSLC (potentially other conferences as well), which will introduce the Canadian Student Leadership Association, and benefits of membership in the organization. Program participants will learn about the role of the student leadership advisor as well as the skills and knowledge needed in this role. Participants will also be introduced to the 6 Pillars of Student Leadership.

B. Practical Component:

The goal of the practical component is to have participants complete and submit the work and reflections during their time at CSLC. This will consist of:

  • Biography Form
  • 3 keynote speaker assessment/reflections
  • 3 workshop assessment/reflections, linking to 3 of the 6 Pillars of Student Leadership.

 

LEVEL II: Facilitating Student Leadership

Associated Pillars of Student Leadership:

  • Developing Effective Communication
  • Enhancing Personal Leadership Skills
  • Developing School Climate and Culture

A. Theory Component:

There will be TWO workshops at CSLC which will examine the associated Pillars of Student Leadership. These workshops will involve theory, activities and discussion about facilitation student leadership and will provide a framework for the participant’s reflections and practical component of Level II.

B. Practical Component:

The practical component of Level II will be more in depth than that of Level I, and will consist of the following:

  • 3 workshop assessment/reflections, linking to each of the 3 associated Pillars of Student Leadership.
  • Contact a workshop presenter and provide feedback, as well as discuss with a leadership mentor/colleague.
  • Implementation of a Reading/Resource based on Student Leadership, which links to the 3 associated Pillars of Student Leadership.
  • Plan a project in the school or community based on one of the 3 associated Pillars of Student Leadership. This will also involve a reflection of the project upon completion.

 

LEVEL III: Management of Student Leadership

Associated Pillars of Student Leadership:

  • Leadership Program Management
  • Implementing Student Activities
  • Legal and Fiscal Accountability of Student Leadership

A. Theory Component:

There will be TWO workshops at CSLC which will examine the associated Pillars of Student Leadership. These workshops will involve theory, activities and discussion about management of student leadership and will provide a framework for the participant’s reflections and practical component of Level III.

B. Practical Component:

Level III will complement the learning and reflections of Levels I and II, and will consist of the following:

  • 3 workshop assessment/reflections, linking to each of the 3 associated Pillars of Student Leadership.
  • Contact a workshop presenter and provide feedback, as well as discuss with a leadership mentor/colleague.
  • Implementation of a reading/resource based on Student Leadership, which links to the 3 associated Pillars of Student Leadership.
  • Plan a project in the school or community based on one of the 3 associated Pillars of Student Leadership. This will also involve a reflection of the project upon completion.
  • Culminating Project: Prepare and present a workshop under the guidance of a mentor. This workshop should link to one of the associated Pillars of Student Leadership.

 

LEVEL IV: Mastering Student Leadership

Associated Pillars of Student Leadership:

  • Developing Effective Communication
  • Enhancing Personal Leadership Skills
  • Developing School Climate and Culture
  • Leadership Program Management
  • Implementing Student Activities
  • Legal and Fiscal Accountability

A. Theory Component:

At CSLC, participants will examine all six Pillars of Student Leadership. This will be facilitated through portfolio presentations and discussions. The goal of Level IV is to have participants demonstrate their learnings and reflections about all six pillars as they relate to their own student leadership programs.

B. Practical Component:

  • Complete a portfolio of LADCP learning and experiences.
  • Present this portfolio to a panel of Student Leadership Advisors at CSLC, demonstrating a strong theoretical knowledge of the Pillars of Student Leadership.
  • Demonstrate mentorship of a Level II or III LADCP candidate.
  • Present a workshop relating to the Pillars of Student Leadership at CSLC.

 


Program Requirements and Materials:

 

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  • Completed submissions can be emailed to Marc England.
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