Take a look at the 2017 Warrensville Chamber Leadership Academy program photos that completed last week with some of the best students from the Warrensville Heights area.
Warrensville Chamber Leadership Academy (WCLA), Effective Leadership Academy‘s Chamber program for high school students in the Warrensville Heights area, took our personal development programming to the next level. ELA partnered with the Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce, area municipalities, elected officials, and business leaders to turn a city into a classroom. We interlaced the experiences and perspectives of community leaders into our curriculum and set it against the backdrop of the City of Warrensville Heights.
This 5-day program had each day anchored by a central theme, a closely associated leadership skill-set, and a carefully selected location in the Warrensville Heights area. Our expert facilitators diligently constructed a panel of speakers with unique perspectives and experiences that highlighted the day’s chosen theme, and developed custom-designed curriculum and activities that aimed to strengthen the students’ 21st Century skill set.
This hands-on, action-based model gave students an experience unlike any other at a critical period of their development. We set aside the traditional classroom instruction and utilized locally-based resources and success stories. This structure gave students tangible applications of 21st-Century skills, local models for success, and an enthusiasm to continue to participate in developmental programming.