Overview
Study Area
Junior
Location Available San Francisco
Length
7-9 weeks (1 week of counseling/leadership training followed by 6-8 weeks of Morning English classes, and Afternoon activities, shadowing ILSC activities leaders).
Schedule
Classes: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Mon-Fri Activities: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri; & 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sat
Start Dates

Jun 18, 2017 (End date: Aug 5, Aug 12, or Aug 19)

Language Levels B1B2B3B4I1I2I3I4A1A2
Notes

Applicants for the Leader in Training Program are chosen through a selection process, and must submit a program application outlining their interest in the program. Contact ILSC-San Francisco for more details.

ILSC's Leader in Training Program is a leadership development program for enthusiastic youth aged 17–21 who want to become junior leaders. Participants will shadow current Junior Program staff as they lead a variety of extracurricular activities. The 7 – 9 week program contains one week of counseling and leadership skills, and training on activities. LITs will receive ongoing evaluations and guidance throughout the program.

  • Combine English language classes with exciting afternoon and weekend activities
  • Learn counseling and leadership skills, how to plan and organize dynamic activities, and more with a week of morning in-class training
  • Apply your new skills as you shadow ILSC activities leaders on dynamic activities

What You'll Learn

Week 1: 

Monday to Friday

  • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Leadership Training and program preparation
  • 1:20 PM – 4:00 PM: Shadowing ILSC activities leaders

 

Topics covered in Leadership Training include:

  • Communication styles
  • Motivating others
  • Building meaningful working relationships
  • Time management and working under pressure
  • Decision making
  • Being attentive/responding to various needs
  • Creating positive group dynamics
  • Building trust
  • Understanding group dynamics
  • Organizing activities
  • Ensuring safety

Weeks 2-9: 

Monday to Friday

  • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: ESL classes
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch with students & meeting with the counselors
  • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Shadowing ILSC activities leaders

Saturday

  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Full-day field tripshadowing ILSC activities leaders

In weeks 2–9, Leaders in Training will put their newly-learned leadership skills to the test by shadowing an experienced senior counselor and supporting with junoir program activities and adventure.

 

At the end of the Leaders in Training Program, LIT participants will receive:

  • A Certificate of Completion and levels for ESL
  • A Certificate of “Leadership Training”
  • A performance report from an experienced senior counselor