Self-Mastery - Positive Impact - Leadership in Action

We believe that all students can cultivate a leadership mindset, develop leadership skills, and be leaders. Leadership development fosters universal, transferable skills that will benefit students in the long run. Introducing the Leadership Sequence Program

Beginning with sophomores this Fall, students will develop their leadership in the first year of a focused, three-year program. Sophomores will take Leadership I: Self-Mastery, designed to develop the skills, habits, and thought processes to enable them to succeed as independent agents. Leadership II: Positive Impact will be their junior year focus, which reinforces the competencies of personal mastery while working more explicitly on developing leadership capabilities. Finally, as seniors, students will enroll in Leadership III: Leadership in Action, when they will exhibit leadership responsibilities at school and use seminar time to reflect on and improve their performance. 

JPII President Chris Keavy will coordinate the program and engage community leaders and faculty members in the program’s seminar workshops and cohort activities.

Additionally, for those students interested in further exploration of leadership theory and performance, the popular and successful elective course Leadership Studies and Leadership Practicum is open to senior students.  The course is taught by the Director of Leadership Studies and “co-taught” by community leaders who contribute to class lectures.

Designed to develop the skills, habits, and thought processes that will enable students to succeed as independent agents.

Structure: Seminar classes meet once monthly in October, November, December, January, February, March, and April. All sophomores attend. Sessions will include whole group presentations and group cohorts working station activities.

Curriculum topics:
Individual goal-setting
Time management
Self-awareness & personal identity
Mentors & role models
Moral foundations: values, honor, & ethical decision making
Prayer and spiritual formation
Public speaking & active listening
Understanding differences
Information literacy
Ethical scenarios and case studies
Communication skills
Christian service and servant leadership

The focus in junior year is to reinforce the competencies of personal mastery while focusing more explicitly on developing student leadership capabilities.

Structure: Seminar classes meet once monthly in October, November, December, January, February, March, and April. All juniors attend. Sessions will include whole group presentations and group cohorts working station activities.

Curriculum topics:
Running a meeting
Feedback: giving and receiving messages
Understanding other people
Conflict resolution
Situational leadership and case studies
Exploring 12th-grade leadership positions
Self-advocacy
Teamwork & group dynamics
Understanding differences
Embracing Community: Values, Vision, & Citizenship
Church: the Body of Christ
Group dynamics
Christian service and servant leadership

Seniors exhibit leadership responsibilities at school. Class time during this seminar is used primarily to reflect on and improve students’ performance in their leadership roles and responsibilities. Schedule quarterly planning/reflections session

Structure: Seminar classes meet once monthly in October, November, February, and March. All seniors attend. Sessions will include whole group presentations and group cohorts working station activities.

Options:
Senior reflection
Prayer leadership
Athletics captaincy
Reach-out leadership
Retreat leadership
Clubs/Activities leadership
Performing Arts leadership
Community leadership (non-school activities)

Senior Speaker Series: Create meetings when seniors deliver a talk to the community. Talks could highlight how students initially came to JPII, how their time here has unfolded, goals for the future, and valuable lessons learned.

Lieutenant Andrew O’Malley
Lieutenant Swat Commander, Yarmouth Police Dept.

Dr. Robert Cody, PhD
Executive Director, Leadership Institute

Ms. Lisa Guyon
Executive Director, We Can

Admiral Frances McDonald
President, Mass Maritime Academy

Mr. Mike Lauf, MBA
President & CEO, Cape Cod Healthcare

Ms. Wendy Northcross
CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Lysetta Hurge-Putnam
Executive Director, Independence House

Mr. Chris Keavy, M.A.
President, JPII & SFXP

Mr. Mark Skala
President & CEO Cape and Islands United Way

Ms. Stacie Peugh
President & CEO YMCA Cape Cod

Judge Therese Wright
District Court Judge Barnstable District Court

Ms. Christen O’Malley
President & CEO Cape Cod Foundation
Ms. Lauren Barker
CEO Cape Cod Young Professionals

Mr. Jere Doyle
Exec Director Center for Entrepreneurship Boston College

Ms. Lisa Oliver
President & CEO Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod