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Description of the program

The Pierce Leadership Academy is a two-week summer program, June 20 – July 1, which aims to cultivate the perspective and skills that will allow young people to understand the workings of leadership.

The Academy creates a diverse yet focused learning experience that encourages young people to consider themselves as aware, responsible and inspired individuals, within a constantly shifting and complex social context.

The curriculum – a combination of academics, workshops and outdoor activities – is structured around three axes of learning: Philosophy, Emotional Intelligence and Environmental Responsibility.

Students are encouraged to make connections between all parts of the curriculum and are, therefore, required to register for the full program.

Academics, workshops and activities are held in English.

Students’ ages: 13-17


Curriculum Overview

The Philosophy Module stimulates the students’ intellectual curiosity, as well as their reasoning and decision-making capacities. Students explore the many styles and key aspects of leadership, participate in philosophy games and undertake research challenges (i.e. through a library or internet search, or through another approach of their own choice, e.g. an interview). They are also invited to organize a debate around a fictional case study which demonstrates the ethical difficulties and possibilities of the decision-making process. The case study is drawn from film or literature and is chosen jointly

The Emotional Intelligence Workshop introduces students to the contemporary understanding of leadership as the combination of five basic aspects of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill (Goleman Daniel, Harvard Business Review). Through role-playing, group-building and drama exercises, we will explore these aspects of emotional intelligence, while experimenting with the ways we relate (or do not relate) with the roles of our social and cultural communities.

Finally, students participate in two Environmental Responsibility Workshops (of local and international interest, respectively), led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF): the Green Spaces Workshop (Urban Spaces of Green in Athens) and the Global Climate Change Workshop. The aim of the workshops is to develop the participants’ problem solving skills and their informed thinking in relation to the suggested environmental topics.

The following links will guide you through the Pierce Leadership Modules Summaries and the Program

For more information, and to register for the 2016 Pierce Leadership Academy, please contact Mrs Irene Lambropoulou at 210 600 98 00 ext. 1375