Leaders Can Be Made

Meet the graduating class of “Leaders Can Be Made”, the pilot program developed by Major General Mel Spiese, USMC (Ret) and introduced by ethics professor, Jim Danielson, PhD at Swansboro High School, Swansboro, NC.

“I learned critical thinking skills,” says student Rodolfo Heredia, “and that really helps when I’m making decisions.” The Marine Experience and Civic Institute thanks Swansboro High School principal, Dr. Helen Gross, and teacher, Mr. Erik Matticola, for hosting this exciting pilot project.

Students in the semester-long course learned “how to think, not what to think”, active listening skills, clear communications, strategic thinking, and ethical applications for everyday decisions. The course, originally designed for adults in university or corporate settings, is being adapted for younger students as “Leading Self”. Plans include expanding the geographic reach of The Civic Institute.

Posted on: January 10, 2020
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