Final Exam on Leadership Development

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. (Hebrews 13:7)

I.                   PLANNING STAGE

A.     PRAYER

Lord, you promised that when I seek You with all our heart, I will find You. I seek only after You oh lord! You are the most powerful God – all knowing and who knows the future plans of the youth whom you entrusted in my leadership. I need your help because I know I will never going to be able to figure this out on my own. And right now, I’m leaning heavily on You. May you open my mind and heart on what activity you want me to fulfil in your name. May you open up my life as your instrument of your love. May Your words of inspiration and direction would help me organize an activity for the youth camp. I have still have troubled heart. May you calm my wayward mind. I give you all the anxieties and fears I feel inside I release them all to You I am waiting for Your voice. In the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

B.     OBJECTIVES: The teen campers will:

1.      participate all team building activities whether it’s with initiatives or low ropes elements team building programs that will  highlight their attributes of a good leader.

2.      discuss among their team  either in small cabin groups or larger. Questions like, “What makes a good leader?” or “How can someone who is not popular be a leader at school?” are good starters.

3.      take a long hike with a group and have the campers all take turns leading the hike. Allow them to take the paths they want.

4.      create skits that highlight leadership qualities.

5.        role play different scenarios and discuss what everyone thinks a leader should do in that situation.

 

C.     PROGRAM

See attached program and schedule of the activities

D.     BUDGET/ COSTING

ANTICIPATED INCOME

VENUE AND AMENITIES – 300

MATERIALS, CERTIFICATES, LOVE GIFTS, AWARDS -150

MISCELLANEOUS – 50

____________

TOTAL: 500 /HEAD

 

 

TARGET PARTICIPANTS 50 25,000
ADULT REGISTRATION/SUPPORT STAFF 10 5,000
TOTAL : 30,000
CHURCH EMERGENCY FUND 20,000
BUDGET INCOME 50,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. (Hebrews 13:7)

 

 

  1. PLANNING STAGE
  2. PRAYER

Lord, you promised that when I seek You with all our heart, I will find You. I seek only after You oh lord! You are the most powerful God – all knowing and who knows the future plans of the youth whom you entrusted in my leadership. I need your help because I know I will never going to be able to figure this out on my own. And right now, I’m leaning heavily on You. May you open my mind and heart on what activity you want me to fulfil in your name. May you open up my life as your instrument of your love. May Your words of inspiration and direction would help me organize an activity for the youth camp. I have still have troubled heart. May you calm my wayward mind. I give you all the anxieties and fears I feel inside I release them all to You I am waiting for Your voice. In the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

  1. OBJECTIVES: The teen campers will:
  2. participate all team building activities whether it’s with initiatives or low ropes elements teambuilding programs that will highlight their attributes of a good leader.
  3. discuss among their team either in small cabin groups or larger. Questions like, “What makes a good leader?” or “How can someone who is not popular be a leader at school?” are good starters.
  4. take a long hike with a group and have the campers all take turns leading the hike. Allow them to take the paths they want.
  5. create skits that highlight leadership qualities.
  6. role play different scenarios and discuss what everyone thinks a leader should do in that situation.

 

  1. PROGRAM

See attached program and schedule of the activities

  1. BUDGET/ COSTING
  2. ANTICIPATED INCOME

VENUE AND AMENITIES – 300

MATERIALS, CERTIFICATES, LOVE GIFTS, AWARDS -150

MISCELLANEOUS – 50

____________

TOTAL: 500 /HEAD

 

TARGET PARTICIPANTS 50 25,000
ADULT REGISTRATION/SUPPORT STAFF 10 5,000
TOTAL : 30,000
CHURCH EMERGENCY FUND 20,000
BUDGET INCOME 50,000

 

  1. ANTICIPATED EXPENSES:

 

EXPENSES NUMBER AMOUNT
TRAINING KITS 50 (50PHP) 2,500
TRAINORS/STAFF/FACILITATOR’S GUIDE AND TRAINING MATERIALS 10 (300 PHP) 3,000
PRICES, AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS 60 (150PHP) 3,000
LOVE GIFTS 3 (1000) 3,000
VENUE, TRAINING CAMP & SERVICES 60 (300) 18,000
TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

29,500

 

 

30,000

29,500

500 (MISCELLANEOUS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. ORGANIZING STAGE

 

 

  • LEADING

 

Through the expertise of the spiritual pastors and elders who have grown matured in their walks of God, they will be the reliable source of wisdom who will engage with the youth or teens. Their life will be the best example for the teens that make them qualified to become trainers, speakers and counsellors.

 

On the other hand, on the element of challenges like team work, communication and trust activities such as climbing wall, high y, pamper pole, will be facilitated by competent and proficient RAFI staff who has the following competencies.

  • Organizational Development – Ateneo Cord Manila 
  • Corporate Train the Trainer – Dubai, UAE
  • Train the Trainer – Training Corporate Departmental Trainers – Florida, USA
  • Managing and Developing Adventure Program – Project Adventure USA 
  • Adventure-based Counselling – Project Adventure USA
  • Adventure-based Soft Skills – Project Adventure USA 
  • Kayak Coaching Proficiency Award – Singapore Canoe Federation 
  • Challenge Ropes Course Safety and Risk Management – Outward Bound Singapore
  • Water Lifesaving – Singapore Lifesaving Society
  • Abseiling (Rappelling) Proficiency Course – Singapore Mountaineering Standards 
  • Wilderness Medical First Responder – Outward Bound Singapore
  • Leave No Trace Master Educator – National Outdoor Leadership School, USA
  1. COMMUNICATION
  • Parents are allowed to send letter to their children only at 10am.
  • Any internal and external communication will be written.
  • Any immediate announcement will be announced orally.
  • All staff and security should carry their mobile phones or radio as much as possible.
  • Any unusual observation or happenings should be communicated to the camp director for immediate action.

 

  1. CONTROLLING

 

CAMP POLICY

  1. ACCIDENT INSURANCE – Campers are covered by a limited accident policy while at camp.  This does not cover any pre-existing illness or illness incurred while here.  It is strictly an accident policy.  This is a secondary policy; it will pay only after your insurance has been filed.
  2. ADMISSION POLICY – The camp is open to all Christian youth who are willing to maintain the camp’s Christian standard and willing to improve spiritually and personally.

 

  1. ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIME – On the day designated for the beginning of your week of camp, you should arrive on the venue April 21 morning to set up the camp site or check in the accommodation.  The camp ends on Sunday morning at 11:00 AM at Tabernacle with a closing program and awards ceremony.  Someone should be present to pick you up at that time.

 

  1. TELEPHONE CALLS – The Camp phone number is 0917-700-9261. A seasonal phone is installed on the camp site and is heavily used for business purposes. In the event of an emergency, campers will be allowed (with a staff member present) to use the camp phone to call home. Parents my call and leave a message with a staff member and we will have the camper return the call.

 

VISITORS – Camp maintains a very active schedule. Therefore, off campus visitors are discouraged.

 

 PLEASE DO NOT BRING – I-pods, MP3s, video games (or other electronic devices, matches, lighters, any form of tobacco, weapons, alcohol, drugs or medications (except as noted on the application) or questionable reading material. The Camp Organization is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.


  1. WHAT TO BRING – Bed linens, pillow, blanket, bath linens, personal hygiene items, pajamas, swim suit (1 piece), casual knee-length clothing, sneakers, Bible, camera, flashlight, ball glove and umbrella. Laundry Service is NOT available, so be sure to bring enough for all week!!
  2. Any violation of the camp rules incurred will subject for discipline.

 

 

 

CAMPING STANDARD PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE OR GUIDELINES

 

These guidelines have been created to assure a proper flow within this Christian Youth community. Any exception to these guidelines or additional guidelines will be effective upon announcement by the Camp Director. We expect everyone to live up to the Christian Standard behavior. Specific guidelines for the participants include the following.

 

 

  1. THE CAMP AREA – Camp Boundaries will be explained by the camp director. Once the participants arrive in the venue, they are not allowed to go out.
  2. SOCIAL CONTACT – We expect that there will be no physical contact between members of the opposite sex. Fighting and bullying is prohibited.
  3. MEALS – Remember table etiquette at all times while in the dining hall. When you finish your meal, please put all your trash in the proper place.  Everyone is required to attend meals.
  4. DRESS CODE – The camper should note that this is a church camp and the dress code is conservative. We permit pants and/or KNEE LENGTH shorts for boys and girls. Clothing above the knees WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. We do not permit going without shirts, wearing halters, tank tops, or garments that leave a midriff or cleavage exposed, including see-through garments. Clothing with offensive prints is not allowed. This applies to banquet attire also. Shoes must be worn at all times. Wear comfortable and proper attire during the group activities and training.
  5. EVERYBODY MUST –
  1. Respect and cooperate with all staff members and campers.
  2. Participate in the camp schedule giving particular attention to being on time for each activity.  A daily schedule will be furnished upon registration.
  3. Do your fair share in keeping the grounds, room, and equipment clean, in place, and workable at all times.

IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANY RULE, OR NEED CLARIFICATION IN ANY WAY, PLEASE DISCUSS IT WITH YOUR COUNSELOR.

IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS, THE DIRECTOR WELCOMES YOUR INQUIRY.

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR ORGANIZERS AND STAFF FOR MAKING CORRECTIONS

 

 

Possible unexpected problem in the camp may arise; open communication and dialogue must have done

in order to arrive at a specific course of solution. Identifying potential problems that might occur and

either divert the plans to solve problems prior their occurrence or have a plan in action to take care of

the problems should they arise. Possible problems include are the following:

 

Identified Problems Solutions
Participants feel not safe and invaluable in the camp Provide clear rules and consequences. Make them involved.
Youth with problems Be supportive and interested and allow them to think of their own solutions. Counsellors should be trained on how to handle these issues.
Speakers did not arrive for some emergency Make a backup plan or activity
Resources or food are not enough for the campers Make sure the camper should be aware to bring their own food and extra money because cooking their own food and budgeting their resources are part of training. Emergency supplies will be taken care of.
When it rains or unexpected calamity happen Security and safety personnel must be well-trained to respond any emergency. Indoor hall should be prepared in case of unexpected happenings.

 

 

 

Visioneering
God’s blueprint and maintaining personal vision

By: Andy Stanley

 

I agree with Andy Stanley who believes that vision is a divine potential and resources. It is impossible to achieve our dreams and vision when it is not God’s will.  We have to make sure that our vision is vertically driven because this makes our dream authentic. In fact, there are 4 ways in weaving our vision. First, you should have passion, which emotion like excitement drives you to be committed to your vision. Next, it is the same vision gives you motivation because this sets the direction of your life. Finally, this direction will give you a sense of purpose.

 

PASSION LEADS à COMMITMENT RESULTS àMOTIVATION SETSàDIRECTION GIVESà

SENSE of PURPOSE

However, if we fail to investigate the source of vision, we might be motivated by a selfish desire that results to bad actions and selfish vision. I am convinced that Godly vision makes us spiritually matured because through this God is working in our life. He is using us for His greater purpose, and all His plans are good for us. Aside from that God’s will, this prompting may or can be a solution of a problem.  For a example, a vision of a King in Thailand who used to play soil and made a small irrigation system. He never imagined that this play time becomes reality. Now, this dream becomes a real solution of the agricultural crisis of his people.

We are not like the King or other servants of the Lord who are very persistent about their dreams. Sometimes circumstances and discouragement kill our vision. We should try our best not to give up on this. Try your best to keep them alive.  How? First, we should pray for favor and opportunities because if it is God’s will, He will give you potential players to make your vision works. As the Filipino saying I quote,” nasa dios ang awa, nasa Tao and gawa. This proves that God wants us to plan through a step by step strategy or detailed set up to be prepared when he gives an opportunity to test that vision. This is what he meant about doing something while waiting.

Me,   to what extent can I give my life to that?  I would give all if I know this is God’s will. Most of the time, we confuse success with rewards, and we tend to abandon our dreams. My dream is to build a school of my own; I will give all my resources for my dreams and to fulfil god’s purpose. I have to remind myself that this is not about me anymore. My school is for God and for His people.

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Leadership

  1. O Sanders. (2007)Spiritual Leadership: Moody Publishers. Chicago IL (208 pages)

 

By defining Spiritual leadership in J.O Sanders way, we would have accepted that this is motivated by the burning desire to be effective in the service of the lord.  The idea of making God as your ultimate boss would make your motives right. This is not bound from selfish ambition to be in the position. If that is so, your center would be God, not yourself. It is really hard to manifestChrist-like behaviorbecause you have tendencies to look into what is beneficial for you and not for others.For example, a teacher in the classroom who are leading 50 students. A spiritual teacher would ask God’s intervention on how to influence and inspire her class by preparing her lessons well and giving her best every day.  On the other hand, a teacher who has selfish motives will tend to be lax and who works less unless when there is a reward like promotion.

 

I quote A.W. Tozer,”a true and safe leader is the one who has no desire to lead, but it is forced in the position by inward leading of the Holy Spirit and press circumstances.” Now, the question is do we have this urges from the Holy Spirit? God is not expecting us to be perfect. He even chose the imperfect leaders like Moses, Gideon and David with average strength and faith. However, they are ready to bring the church confidently, and they have the spirit of servanthood like Jesus. Today, God looks at our heart if we are prepared for leadership by testing your faith. He will filter your character over and over again to surface your real and authentic motive in leading. One way to test you in fire is when you face unethical situation and your heart desires will manifest from the kind of decisions you make.

Can you correct injustices of justice?

Can you manage your family and children to obey and respect you?

Can you balance, church, mission and family?

If you are a pastor who is financially broke and having difficulty in feeding your family would you compromise your integrity by preaching about tithes and stealing from the money of the people? I know it is easy to say than done. It is hard to trust God when you are in a difficult situation, and God seems quiet and far to hear your prayers. As a leader, we should soak ourselves in prayer and ask God that grace to be like Jesus and may the Holy Spirit shake off your weaknesses that hold you back from becoming a spiritual leader.

 

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPING LEADERS AROUND YOU

John C. Maxwell

 

 

John Maxwell emphasized in his book that your success as a leader determines the success of your employees or students or your people. It is not enough for him to have a vision, energy, drive and conviction without the people who putting you at the pedestal. Because of this desire to be successful, we need to develop leaders around us. If you become fruitful and the students you have been mentored are now producing leaders carrying your philosophy, then you can claim that you are successful person whether in your non-profit organization, small business, fortune 500 companies or even the people whom others think are useless in your Barangay like John.

To get there – successful leader with their members, we have to nurture our relationship with .our subordinates, so we can transform and touched their lives by making them feel how much we care for their growth and success. Because you want them to be like you who have that passion to serve the Lord, continue and do not give up even how strong the storm comes. Just believe in the potential of your people, encourage them to do better, and share your resources and be generous with your time and trust their creativity that they can perform at their best. I am sure they will surprise you on how you make them great.

Of course, it is absolutely hard to do all these things to others when in fact, it is hard for you to believe in yourself, you tend to be discouraged and you feel that no one has trusted you. As the old saying says, you cannot give what you do not have, but you can give more because you know how it feels having nothing. I just actually put two says together. But my point remains on idea of fixing ourselves first, fix our heart and soul first, and then, develop our leadership skills by continuing your quest to self-development, and then, mold them to the kind of leader that God wants them to be,

Your qualities as a leader will resurface in your life, and you will shine among the people you are leading. For example, members would follow you when he knows you have credible track records, and have inspiring family life. However, we cannot deny the fact that some leaders have mismanaged their lives. Some of them are probably cannot cope with their quarter life or midlife crisis – all sorts of crisis.  We should keep developing ourselves to be better by letting God and leaving all the worries to him. Someday, we can maintain our composure and calmness in God who strengthens us because He can do all things and He can change us spiritually to be the leader who can develop leaders around us.

 

.  TARGET PARTICIPANTS
50
25,000
ADULT REGISTRATION/SUPPORT STAFF
10
5,000
TOTAL :
30,000
CHURCH EMERGENCY FUND
20,000
BUDGET INCOME
50,000
2.      ANTICIPATED EXPENSES:

 

EXPENSES
NUMBER
AMOUNT
TRAINING KITS
50 (50PHP)
2,500
TRAINORS/STAFF/FACILITATOR’S GUIDE AND TRAINING MATERIALS
10 (300 PHP)
3,000
PRICES, AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
60 (150PHP)
3,000
LOVE GIFTS
3 (1000)
3,000
VENUE, TRAINING CAMP & SERVICES
60 (300)
18,000
TOTAL

 

 

 

 
29,500

 

 

30,000

29,500
500 (MISCELLANEOUS)

II.                 ORGANIZING STAGE

 

 

III.             LEADING

Through the expertise of the spiritual pastors and elders who have grown matured in their walks of God, they will be the reliable source of wisdom who will engage with the youth or teens. Their life will be the best example for the teens that make them qualified to become trainers, speakers and counsellors.

On the other hand, on the element of challenges like team work, communication and trust activities such as climbing wall, high y, pamper pole, will be facilitated by competent and proficient RAFI staff who has the following competencies.

·         Organizational Development – Ateneo Cord Manila

·         Corporate Train the Trainer – Dubai, UAE

·         Train the Trainer – Training Corporate Departmental Trainers – Florida, USA

·         Managing and Developing Adventure Program – Project Adventure USA

·         Adventure-based Counselling – Project Adventure USA

·         Adventure-based Soft Skills – Project Adventure USA

·         Ka0yak Coaching Proficiency Award – Singapore Canoe Federation

·         Challenge Ropes Course Safety and Risk Management – Outward Bound Singapore

·         Water Lifesaving – Singapore Lifesaving Society

·         Abseiling (Rappelling) Proficiency Course – Singapore Mountaineering Standards

·         Wilderness Medical First Responder – Outward Bound Singapore

·         Leave No Trace Master Educator – National Outdoor Leadership School, USA

IV.              COMMUNICATION

·         Parents are allowed to send letter to their children only at 10am.

·         Any internal and external communication will be written.

·         Any immediate announcement will be announced orally.

·         All staff and security should carry their mobile phones or radio as much as possible.

·         Any unusual observation or happenings should be communicated to the camp director for immediate action.

V.                 CONTROLLING

CAMP POLICY

1.      ACCIDENT INSURANCE – Campers are covered by a limited accident policy while at camp.  This does not cover any pre-existing illness or illness incurred while here.  It is strictly an accident policy.  This is a secondary policy; it will pay only after your insurance has been filed.

2.      ADMISSION POLICY – The camp is open to all Christian youth who are willing to maintain   the camp’s Christian standard and willing to improve spiritually and personally.

3.      ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIME – On the day designated for the beginning of your week of camp, you should arrive on the venue April 21 morning to set up the camp site or check in the accommodation.  The camp ends on Sunday morning at 11:00 AM at Tabernacle with a closing program and awards ceremony.  Someone should be present to pick you up at that time.

4.      TELEPHONE CALLS – The Camp phone number is 0917-700-9261. A seasonal phone is installed on the camp site and is heavily used for business purposes. In the event of an emergency, campers will be allowed (with a staff member present) to use the camp phone to call home. Parents my call and leave a message with a staff member and we will have the camper return the call.

VISITORS – Camp maintains a very active schedule. Therefore, off campus visitors are discouraged.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING – I-pods, MP3s, video games (or other electronic devices, matches, lighters, any form of tobacco, weapons, alcohol, drugs or medications (except as noted on the application) or questionable reading material. The Camp Organization is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

5.     WHAT TO BRING – Bed linens, pillow, blanket, bath linens, personal hygiene items, pajamas, swim suit (1 piece), casual knee-length clothing, sneakers, Bible, camera, flashlight, ball glove and umbrella. Laundry Service is NOT available, so be sure to bring enough for all week!!

6.      Any violation of the camp rules incurred will subject for discipline.

CAMPING STANDARD PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE OR GUIDELINES

These guidelines have been created to assure a proper flow within this Christian Youth community. Any exception to these guidelines or additional guidelines will be effective upon announcement by the Camp Director. We expect everyone to live up to the Christian Standard behavior. Specific guidelines for the participants include the following.

 

 

1.      THE CAMP AREA – Camp Boundaries will be explained by the camp director. Once the participants arrive in the venue, they are not allowed to go out.

2.      SOCIAL CONTACT – We expect that there will be no physical contact between members of the opposite sex. Fighting and bullying is prohibited.

3.      MEALS – Remember table etiquette at all times while in the dining hall.  When you finish your meal, please put all your trash in the proper place.  Everyone is required to attend meals.

4.      DRESS CODE – The camper should note that this is a church camp and the dress code is conservative. We permit pants and/or KNEE LENGTH shorts for boys and girls. Clothing above the knees WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. We do not permit going without shirts, wearing halters, tank tops, or garments that leave a midriff or cleavage exposed, including see-through garments. Clothing with offensive prints is not allowed. This applies to banquet attire also. Shoes must be worn at all times. Wear comfortable and proper attire during the group activities and training.

5.      EVERYBODY MUST –

a.       Respect and cooperate with all staff members and campers.

b.      Participate in the camp schedule giving particular attention to being on time for each activity.  A daily schedule will be furnished upon registration.

c.       Do your fair share in keeping the grounds, room, and equipment clean, in place, and workable at all times.

IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANY RULE, OR NEED CLARIFICATION IN ANY WAY, PLEASE DISCUSS IT WITH YOUR COUNSELLOR.

IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS, THE DIRECTOR WELCOMES YOUR INQUIRY.

GUIDELINES FOR ORGANIZERS AND STAFF FOR MAKING CORRECTION

  1. Possible unexpected problem in the camp may arise; open communication and dialogue must have done
  2. in order to arrive at a specific course of solution. Identifying potential problems that might occur and
  3. either divert the plans to solve problems prior their occurrence or have a plan in action to take care of
  4. the problems should they arise. Possible problems include are the following:
Identified Problems Solutions
Participants feel not safe and invaluable in the camp Provide clear rules and consequences. Make them involved.
Youth with problems Be supportive and interested and allow them to think of their own solutions. Counsellors should be trained on how to handle these issues.
Speakers did not arrive for some emergency Make a backup plan or activity
Resources or food are not enough for the campers Make sure the camper should be aware to bring their own food and extra money because cooking their own food and budgeting their resources are part of training. Emergency supplies will be taken care of.
When it rains or unexpected calamity happen Security and safety personnel must be well-trained to respond any emergency. Indoor hall should be prepared in case of unexpected happenings.

 

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