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What a Leader is a competition that cultivates students’ proficiencies in the areas of confidence, critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and professionalism. Through a series of challenges mimicking real-world experiences, students must demonstrate their ability to properly introduce themselves and engage in meaningful, results-oriented conversation. They will learn to network intentionally with cohorts and stakeholders, develop a marketable idea, and conduct themselves in a high-pressured environment. All of which will strengthen our students' ability to be more effective leaders today and the global leaders of tomorrow.

of businesses had difficulty finding qualified applicants who had strong communication skills.

71%

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79%

of businesses had difficulty finding qualified applicants who had strong leadership skills

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of businesses had difficulty finding qualified applicants who had strong critical thinking & problem solving skills

83%

74%

of businesses had difficulty finding qualified applicants who had strong cognitive flexibility.

What a Leader consists of 3 rounds. Round 1 challenges students to demonstrate their networking and conversational skills during a social gathering. Rounds 2 and 3 consists of various scenarios and challenges with anticipated outcomes that will speak to the leadership and life skills acquired over the course of the year. At the conclusion of the third and final round, only 1 participant will be selected as the winner of What a Leader.

Confidence. Critical Thinking. Interpersonal Communication.  Professionalism.

Ready to join in with developing young leaders?