Presentation Title

21st Century Leadership

Presenter Information

Leslie B. Eldridge, High5UFollow

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Leslie Eldridge is the founder of High5U, a faith, health, and leadership company that promotes evidence based learning thru curriculum development of those three areas. Leslie is a wife, mother and grandmother who has worked in corporate and government environments and is using her experiences to empower, equip and encourage the next generation with tools and lessons learned for personal and professional growth and success.

Type of Presentation

Regular Session

Location

Room 1909

Topic Category

Strand 6: Leadership & Professionalism

Targeted Age Group

Kindergarten, Elementary/Afterschool, Adult Learners

Targeted Audience

Family Child Care, Child Care Center, Directors/Administrators, Early Intervention Providers, After-School Providers, Primary Grades, Faith Based

Brief Session Description

21st century leadership has witnessed more complexity than in previous history due to rapidly emerging digital and technological advances globally. This paper promotes creative ways to foster digital leadership and communication alongside foundational principles to equip youth for success.

Full Session Description

For the first time in history there are four generations of workers in the workplace. The cultural impact of this dynamic is unique and is expressed in various forms. The family dynamic is rapidly evolving with single parent homes becoming the norm and grandparents playing an ever-growing role in rearing their grandchildren. Schools and their teachers are under enormous pressure to adequately address an unprecedented amount of diversity in the classroom. School districts are measured by student’s achievements on standardized academic assessments which are considered the benchmark of a successful academic environment. Parents and caregivers want their child to have an advantage both socially and academically so that in turn they can be employable and well-rounded. This abundance of competing interests among these stakeholders have created a huge gap in the area of leadership. Currently, there are no known character development or leadership curriculum's implemented into public schools which, given the circumstances, appears a glaring omission. Why would a child living in a digital age want to become a leader? What are the attributes of a digital leader? Investment in building leadership for this generation is paramount to the future of our country.

Start Date

2018 1:15 PM

End Date

2018 2:30 PM

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21st Century Leadership

Room 1909

21st century leadership has witnessed more complexity than in previous history due to rapidly emerging digital and technological advances globally. This paper promotes creative ways to foster digital leadership and communication alongside foundational principles to equip youth for success.