From Passion to Career: Leadership Paths
What are some important characteristics of a good leaders? Why are Servant Leadership and collaboration important in philanthropic organizations? How can service now lead to career and personal growth and opportunities?
Students gain understanding of organizations, leadership, and collaboration by using resources from the Our State of Generosity website. Students research career pathways of nonprofit leaders that match their own passions, and develop service projects that allow them to build career readiness skills while serving others.
Students read and analyze different leadership types and then create a visual presentation about a "servant leader" who puts the needs of those served first. They may explore the rich Our State of Generosity website to read about philanthropic servant leaders in Michigan.
Students learn about the power of collaboration, especially in the world of philanthropy. They will discuss: Why would someone want to work with others? What skills and attributes does it require to be a servant leader?
Students examine the personal stories of various nonprofit leaders and relate them to the six Career Pathways. Students will discuss the ways that careers change throughout an individual's life as they pursue their passions. Students will also use the concept of passion to career to plan a service project related to something that they are passionate about.