Transformative Leadership for Youth (Ages 11-17) Summer 2021

Note: Seminar postponed 2 weeks, to start 26 June.

Independent Sections
5 weeks
Weekly Study
Jun 26-Jul 31
Register By
July 3, 2021
Fee: $30 (discounts available)

Transformative Leadership is a new conceptual framework based on 6 elements that nurture our understanding and attitudes toward service-oriented leadership and includes 18 capabilities that help us better personal, interpersonal and social relationships.  It develops skills and tools to better direct our own lives and at the same time help us contribute to an ever-advancing civilization. Inspired by the principles and teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, Transformative Leadership is a framework for social action that promotes a culture of cooperation based on ethical principles and scientific evidence, which is motivated by the search for truth, attraction to beauty and thirst for knowledge. 

This 5-week online seminar will integrate the shared-model of Transformative Leadership that releases individual and collective society-building power with multimedia art. Students will use materials from the Transformative Leadership for Youth workbook, and learn basic photography skills and multimedia art techniques as they are empowered to develop their relationship with the world around them when motivated by the desire to “be the change” they “wish to see in the world.”

Note on Video conference sessions:
This seminar will offer regular video conference sessions on Saturdays at 10 am Eastern US Time (GMT-5). You can use the Time Zone Converter to check what time that is in your city. (Enter New York (USA) as the city to convert from.)

Youth will share reflections, insights and artwork with their peers during the course as they foster capabilities in each other. Transformative Leadership materials, including units from the workbook, will be provided by the Wilmette Institute.

There is one other course for Youth ages 11 through 17, being run at the same time as this one. Click through the link below for more details.

Being the Change: Cultivating Capabilities

For youth who took "Transformative Leadership for Youth" in 2020 or 2021. It is possible for youth to take this course concurrently with "Transformative Leadership for Youth." Please contact Jessica Kerr for more information.

Who is the course for?
Who is the course for?

This course will serve youth 11-17 who strive to 'be the change' they wish to see in the world. The world is calling for a new model of leadership. This course will introduce a new conceptual framework for a shared-model of leadership that cultivates a culture of cooperation and unity founded on scientific evidence and ethical principles. Youth will engage in diverse multimedia art projects that will develop photography, graphic art, music skills and enhanced learning.

Meet Your Faculty
Jessica Lani Kamál Kerr
Photographer, Founder of Cultivating Capacities Non-Profit

I am a professional photographer, graphic and multimedia artist and have lived in Northern Colorado since 1997. In 2015 I formalized a nonprofit grassroots support organization, Cultivating Capacities, in order to offer people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to develop capabilities, skills and knowledge to effect personal and social... See Faculty Bio

Crystal Lee

Crystal Lee studied Accounting and Business Management at the University of Hawaii. Her professional career was in middle management in corporations primarily focused in the construction industry. She has walked the path of service by devoting years of her life to Children’s Classes and the Junior Youth program at the grassroots... See Faculty Bio

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