CGA Leadership

In Leadership Training Phase 1, aspiring CGA leaders are introduced to a variety of topics, including character strengths, optimism and resilience, appreciative inquiry, praise and motivation, and savoring. The topics are deconstructed to increase self-awareness, perceptions of others and group dynamics.

Topics

Def./Principles

Relevance

Activity

Practice

Perf. Assess

Character Strengths

‘malleable, etc.'

Self-awareness

Strength Trees

Structured journal reflection.

Identifies relationship between strengths and behavior and performance

Define the topic

Meaning of Character

Perceptions of others

/Circumplex

How do strengths come alive? - Anatomy of a Strength

VIA Inventory

Strengths and Principles

Group Dynamics

Team/Partner - Strengths Chart

Aligning with virtues -

Definition of Strengths

"Me at My Best"

Shadow Side of Strengths

Excess of a strength that may lead to negative outcomes

Understanding and Awareness of need to balance (moderation), to help us flourish

Role play demonstrates negative behavior. Trace back to Shadow Ch. Strengths

Analyze power of SS in Leadership

Identifies relationship between challenge or negative outcomes and shadow strengths

Optimism and Resilience -

Explanatory Style - How we deal with adversities. Positive emotions broaden an individual's attention, creativity, cognition, and scope of possible action. Rider and Elephant (Maslow)

Awareness of Iceberg Beliefs and how they influence behavior

ABC Real Time Resilience

Attentive to gaining energy from disputing adversities.

Builds tool box of resiliency

Appreciative and Inquiry(hope)

Development of

AI Reflections

Praise and Motivation

Person and Process and Praise - Active Constructive Responding predicts relationship quality -Positive capitalization leads to responsiveness: feeling understood, validated, cared for -Responding well to positive events predicts outcomes better than responding to negative events

Person praiseinvolves global assessment based on specific behavior or performance and will promote helplessness behaviors, Process praise focuses on effort and strategy and will promote mastery behaviors

Capitalization and

Build "process praise" into daily repertoire

Savoring and Memory

Savoring, Enhancing Basking, Marvelling, Luxuriating, and Thanksgiving, Experience, Remembered and Anticipated Memory (ERA)

Savoring activity

Journal, ERA

Demonstrates ability to consistently "savor" to enhance individual and collective well-being.


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