Student Body President Training

A thorough training course for student body presidents who wish to improve themselves as a leader. This course contains lots of practical advice, both for a student body president and for aspiring leaders in general. The course is short video lectures by Scott Catt, who was once a student body president himself. In addition to the video content, supplementary reading packets are included in most units, which also contain assignments that are designed to help the students apply these concepts in the real world. Whether you are a student body president yourself, or a school faculty member looking to help, this course, if taken in earnest, will have tremendous power to benefit your school.

STUDENTS ENROLLED

This is a training course specifically for student body presidents who want to improve their leadership. The course designed for student body presidents who have already been elected, and for faculty/school administration to use for training.

The course is broken down into eight sections that are each divided into three to six videos. Each section focuses on a specific aspect of leadership. In every section, we touch on principles that will help a student body president to develop skills that will benefit their school. Many of these principles are tailored specifically for student body presidents, but we also focus on teaching skills that would be beneficial for anyone aspiring to be a leader in general.

The course is primarily made up of short video lectures by Scott Catt, once a student body president himself. Every course unit contains a video by Scott. In addition to video content, the majority of units also contain supplementary reading materials and assignments in the form of “packets” that are attached to the content

What Will Be Learned?

We cover a broad variety of topics pertaining to leadership, spread over nine units. Each of these units focuses on a different area in which students can improve as a student body president. Some of the main takeaways from the course are as follows:

  • Understanding the difference between “real” and “fake” leadership, and knowing how to be a real leader
  • How to embrace the role of the student body president, and the responsibilities that come with it
  • Things that can be done to gain the trust of the student body
  • How to use your position to unite, empower, and excite the student body
  • How to effectively run student council meetings
  • How to work with your fellow student council and student council advisor
  • A walkthrough of how to work with students, faculty, and administration to launch a large scale school activity
  • How to gain the support and help of the school faculty
  • How a student council president can affect the local community outside of the school
  • How to leave a legacy and empower the next student body president

Two Hours of Video Instruction

Brief, but Powerful Lessons

We understand that it can be hard for high-schoolers to sit down and listen to long lectures. This is why we’ve broken up our video content into short but powerful lessons that range from one to five minutes each. This allows you and any students to take the course at their own pace, and ingest the lessons one short video at a time.

In these videos, professional educator and public speaker Scott Catt will guide students through valuable leadership lessons, drawing from personal experiences, inspirational stories, and examples from the real world.

Learn at Your Own Pace

The course is designed in such a way to where you can jump around to any section you want without the flow of the course being disrupted. Most units can be learned independent of each other, so it’s not necessary to watch the course in chronological order. This flexibility allows students to learn at their own pace, taking in the topics that are most relevant to them.

Engaging Activities

We believe action is one of the most important aspects of self development, so the majority of the units in the course include supplementary assignments that invite the students to go out and apply the lessons in their own leadership. While the assignments are not mandatory for finishing the course, they have been designed to benefit the students, and doing them will help them to develop their own leadership skills and make meaningful changes in their schools.

We believe that, to get the maximum benefit from this course, every student should earnestly attempt to complete the included assignments. These activities invite the students to go out into the real world and apply the principles taught within the course. Students who complete the assignments for their own self-benefit will learn how to identify their own leadership strengths and weaknesses, get to know their student body, learn how to plan large-scale activities, and more.

Meet the Instructor

This course was written, designed, and presented by instructor Scott Catt, who has dedicated his life to inspiring and changing the lives of youth across America. In addition to being a former student body president himself, Scott Catt is a professional speaker, and has taught students professionally at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Scott wants to elevate the rising generation to a new level, and help cultivate the future leaders of our world.

Target Audience

This course is, naturally, aimed towards current and prospective student body presidents. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re not a student body president yourself, but involved in the education sector in one way or another. We want to help YOU to help your students. In purchasing access to this course, we encourage you to present the content to your own school’s student body presidents in whichever way you deem best.

There are no prerequisites or required materials for this course. While this course would ideally be taken by a student body president, it could also serve school faculty members wishing to improve their training, or by anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills in general.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Course Introduction Details FREE 00:03:00
The Role of the Student Body President and the Leadership Revolution Details FREE 00:07:00
Examining Your Motivations and Desires Details 00:00:00
Section 2 - Real vs. Fake Leadership
The Differences Between Real and Fake Leadership Details 00:03:00
Examples of Real vs Fake Leadership Details 00:05:00
Real and Fake Leadership in a Student Body Setting Details 00:04:00
Section 3 - Becoming a Student Body President
The Importance of “Becoming” Details 00:03:00
Having a Vision Details 00:03:00
Defining Your Values and Living by Them Details 00:03:00
You and Your Advisor Details FREE 00:03:00
Section 4 - Gaining the Trust of the Student Body
The Importance of Trust in a Leadership Position Details 00:02:00
Gaining the Trust of Individual Students Details FREE 00:05:00
Gaining the Trust of School Departments Details 00:02:00
Maintaining Trust Details 00:04:00
Section 5 - Empowering the Student Body
What it Means to Empower Others Details 00:03:00
The Four Steps of Empowerment Details 00:09:00
Helping Students Reach Their Potential Details 00:03:00
Reaching Out to Everyone…Not Just the Ones You Like Details FREE 00:03:00
Establishing Accountability Details 00:05:00
Section 6 - Uniting the Student Council
The Importance of Uniting the Student Body Details 00:01:00
Introduction to Course Super Activity Details 00:01:00
Who is on Your Team? Details 00:02:00
Preparing an Idea to Bring to the Council Details 00:03:00
Presenting Ideas to the Council and the Importance of Compromise Details 00:03:00
How to Effectively Delegate Your Team Details 00:02:00
Section 7 - Working Outside the Council
What it Means to Work Outside the Council Details 00:02:00
The Power of the Principal Details FREE 00:03:00
Working Effectively With the Faculty and Administration Details 00:04:00
Reaching Out to the Community Details 00:04:00
Section 8 - Elevating Yourself and Others
Elevate – The Final Step of the Leadership Revolution Details 00:04:00
Leaving the School Better Than You Found It Details 00:03:00
Mentorship and Inspiring the Next Generation Details 00:04:00

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