We believe everyone has the potential to be a great leader — and our Leadership Development Program is dedicated to unlocking it. This comprehensive program — created and refined over 95 years, and administered by professionally trained leadership facilitators —focuses on instilling the 21st century leadership skills of critical thinking, innovation, adaptability, personal awareness and perseverance — with an emphasis on collaboration.
WHY COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP?
The world presents many unique situations and challenges, and many different leadership models to meet them. At Manito-wish, we reviewed the leadership landscape to identify the model that would provide the most relevant and effective model to address the most common real-world situations.
Those situations? Leading effectively from within a diverse group of people. The model? Collaborative leadership.
Our program — developed and guided by research, history and the insights of decades of participants — has identified eight qualities of collaborative leadership that we seek to instill:
Building a shared vision
Building models...trying it, changing it, trying it again
Sharing a common space with others
Allowing others to amplify their abilities
Understanding that followership and leadership go together
Doesn't collaborate to turn out the lights
Practices Environmental Stewardship
Celebrating successful collaborations
From the strong foundation of these eight qualities, the Manito-wish Collaborative Model of Leadership has been applied to countless groups and individuals, reviewed by Experiential Education experts, enhanced by recognized 21st century learning leadership skills, and continuously refined over decades, with impressive results.
The secret to our program’s success? It’s easy to understand. It’s logical. It’s engaging. It has real-world applications. And it works.