Online Leadership Literacy Training Courses

Welcome to Leadership Literacy for Life, your passport to a dynamic online leadership journey, right at your fingertips!

Please read on for more information on all the courses we offer, or go straight to go straight to the enrolment page by clicking the button below.

Leadership Literacy for Life is a series of online leadership training courses designed to achieve the following for future leaders:

  • Develop each student’s self-awareness, self-leadership, leadership through conflict, and the positive influence of others’ skills
  • Stimulate, initiate, and encourage a personal leadership identity for each student to develop alongside their self-identity as developing adolescents
  • Teach a range of leadership philosophies to develop empowering leadership skills, applicable and effective within different contexts where leadership might be required, including self-leadership

Our innovative leadership courses offer a flexible, affordable, and engaging way to develop leadership skills.

We believe in making the learning experience as interactive and enjoyable as possible. Students will dive into a world of engaging videos, interactive activities, thought-provoking reflection exercises, and even put their knowledge to the test with a fun quiz at the end of each module.

Our founder, Dr. Sandy Geyer, is the trusted guide throughout the courses, along with a diverse group of fellow students who share their personal experiences and passion for leadership. You will embark on this transformative leadership learning journey together!

There are three options available to access the courses:

  1. You can buy the full LL4L Grade 8/Year 9 for Students and LL4L Grade 11/Year 12 for Students courses directly from this website, and complete it virtually on your own, in your own time.

  2. You can buy the individual modules, of interest to you, directly from this website, and complete them virtually on your own, in your own time.

  3. You can register your school to complete any of the courses which can be done during school hours or in each student’s own time. Contact us to register your school for these courses and arrange the login details to complete these courses in this format.This includes the teachers’ courses and the Elected Student Leader course.

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The LL4L Courses

Full Courses

Leadership Literacy for Life - For Students

LL4L Grade 8/Year 9 for Students

This is a self-directed course created for Grade 8/Year 9 learners/students in their first year of high school. The content is made up of interactive screens, videos, formative and reflective activities, and formative assessments. In places, there are resources that learners/students can access as additional information or for them to complete during an activity. These are accessed by clicking on the Resource button.

LL4L Grade 11/Year 12 for Students

This is a self-directed course created for Grade 11/Year 12 learners/students in their second last year of high school, before the formal student leadership positions are chosen. The content is made up of interactive screens, videos, formative and reflective activities, and formative assessments. In places, there are resources that learners/students can access as additional information or for them to complete during an activity. These are accessed by clicking on the Resource button.

Leadership Literacy for Life - For Teachers

LL4L Grade 8/Year 9 for Teachers

This course has been created for Grade 8/Year 9 learners/students in their first year of high school. The content is made up of interactive screens, videos, formative and reflective activities, and formative assessments. In places, there are resources that learners/students can access as additional information or for them to complete during an activity. These are accessed by clicking on the Resource button.

This course is completed in a classroom/computer room set-up with a teacher present to provide support and lead class discussions around the content.

The course consists of a student course, that the students worth through and a teacher course with a Teacher’s Guide, Content Guide, and Resource Pack.

The teacher will be provided with a Teacher Guide to:

  • Guide you through the process of the course
  • Provide you with a course outline
  • Help you to plan your lessons
  • Get the learners/students started on the course
  • Provide you with some troubleshooting tips

The downloadable Content Guide is a summary of all the on-screen content, to use as a reference when leading your discussion points, as well as a downloadable resource pack which you can print and use in your sessions.

LL4L Grade 11/Year 12 for Teachers

This course has been created for Grade 11/Year 12 learners/students in their second last year of high school, before the formal student leadership positions are chosen. The content is made up of interactive screens, videos, formative and reflective activities, and formative assessments. In places, there are resources that learners/students can access as additional information or for them to complete during an activity. These are accessed by clicking on the Resource button.

This course is completed in a classroom/computer room set-up with a teacher present to provide support and lead class discussions around the content.

The course consists of a student course, that the students worth through and a teacher course with a Teacher’s Guide, Content Guide, and Resource Pack.

The teacher will be provided with a Teacher Guide to:

  • Guide you through the process of the course
  • Provide you with a course outline
  • Help you to plan your lessons
  • Get the learners/students started on the course
  • Provide you with some troubleshooting tips

The downloadable Content Guide is a summary of all the on-screen content, to use as a reference when leading your discussion points, as well as a downloadable resource pack which you can print and use in your sessions.

LL4L for Elected Student Leaders

The delivery of this course will be different to the Grade 8/Year 9 and Grade 11/Year 12 courses. The course will be delivered as a group with an overseeing teacher, who will be facilitating the course. The course will be presented to a group on a big screen, along with group participation for activities and discussion time.

The students who take this course need to have the full Grade 11/Year 12 course. The first four circles have required foundational leadership learning that Circle 5 builds upon. Should this not be the case, you will need to arrange with us for your elected leaders to complete the first four circles first.

If you have not done so already, it is recommended that you work through the LL4L Grade 11/Year 12 course as this will give you insight into what the students have worked through and some additional knowledge to assist with group discussions.

The course consists of the course presentation, a Teacher’s Runsheet, Teacher’s Guide, and Learner Workbook.

The teacher will be provided with a Teacher Guide to:

  • Guide you through the process of the course
  • Provide you with a course outline. You do not need to follow every screen in this guide, they are placed here for quick reference, if needed. We do advise that you look carefully through pages 1 – 12 for the set and facilitation information.
  • Provide you with additional information, tips, and suggestions around insightful discussions
  • Get the learners/students started on the course
  • Provide you with some troubleshooting tips

You are also provided with a video where Sandy Geyer introduces you to the course and gives you some tips to make the course and your and the student’s experience successful.

Individual Modules

The following modules can be bought and completed as stand-alone modules.

Due to the way the modules flow, and the content is steadily built up in each module, we recommend that you follow the journey illustrated below.

"Your leadership journey starts here." Infographic showing course structure according to 4 circles. Circle 1: Self-awareness, Circle 2: Self-leadership, Circle 3: Leadership Through Conflict, and Circle 4: The Positive Influence of Others.

It is highly recommended that you complete The Ladder of Inference and The Four Communication Styles modules first to avoid missing crucial information which will be mentioned and revisited in the Circle 2, 3 and 4 modules. Thereafter, you can complete the modules in the order of your choice.

Circle 1: Self-Awareness

The Ladder of Inference

You might wonder about the meaning of “inference” and the significance of the ladder in the next module as you decide about proceeding further on this journey of self-exploration. In essence, inference is the art of drawing conclusions, and the ladder serves as a symbolic representation of the sequential steps that lead us to these very conclusions, a concept grounded in compelling research.

This module delves into a profound query: “Can we control the way that we think?” The answer is an intricate interplay of self-discovery, and you’ll find your own unique response to this question. To unveil your layers of self-awareness further and unravel the mystery of our thought processes to guide you, we invite you to proceed to The Ladder of Inference module. It’s an opportunity to gain deeper insights and witness the remarkable journey of self-discovery as it unfolds before you.

Dive into this module first, and you’ll set the stage for a transformative experience.

About This Module

Module Duration
This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Module Objectives
On completion of The Ladder of Inference module, the students will be:

  • Aware of the Ladder of Inference
  • Place the steps in the Ladder of Inference in the correct order

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • The Ladder of Inference
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
  • Certificate

The Four Communication Styles

As far back as the time of Hippocrates in 460 BC, humanity has recognised the existence of four fundamental patterns in human behaviour. Today, the diverse array of personality profiles, shaped by contributions from fields like trait theory, behavioural theory, cognitive theory, social identity theory, and psychology, offers a rich tapestry of insights into our understanding of ourselves. At EnQPractice we firmly believe that these profiles hold immense value, providing invaluable insights into our self-awareness.

Our approach is to examine the different communication styles and is the result of extensive experience in the field, coupled with rigorous academic research. We’ve developed an assessment that identifies four distinct communication styles. No style is better than the other, they are just different. Effective leadership, which hinges on the establishment and maintenance of trust, demands a crucial skill: effective communication. This is why we’ve chosen to place this module at the forefront of your Leadership Literacy for Life journey.

About This Module​

Module Duration
This module will take approximately one hour to complete.

Module Objectives
On completion of The Four Communication Styles module, the students will be aware of their own defaut primary and secondary communication styles.

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • The Communication Style Assessment
  • Primary and Secondary Communication Styles
  • The Four Communication Styles
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
  • Certificate

Core Values, Trigger Points and Personal Filters

Understanding one’s top four or core values, trigger points, and personal filters holds immense value and insight. These fundamental concepts are deeply woven into the fabric of the question “how well do I know me?”. Developing a keen awareness of them is a crucial aspect of self-growth and introspection. The process of revealing these facets of our identity is far from straightforward.

Our carefully designed module on personal values, trigger points, and personal filters draws from the latest research to guide you in this profound self-discovery journey. It is important to note that research has revealed that our top four values reside deep within our subconscious minds. Consequently, we cannot merely provide you with a pre-conceived list from which to select your values, as such choices tend to emanate from your conscious mind and may reflect your aspirations rather than your genuine beliefs.

Understanding your true, inherent values is pivotal because these deeply ingrained principles significantly shape our critical life choices. The first step toward comprehending their profound influence is to identify them. We invite you to embark on this module, where you will uncover the next captivating layer of self-awareness. Added to the experience of uncovering your values we will also show you how to identify your trigger points and your personal filters. 

About This Module​

Module Duration
This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Module Objectives
On completion of The Ladder of Inference module, the students will be aware of their core values, trigger points and personal values.

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Core Values, Trigger Points and Personal Filters
  • LL4L Values
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
  • Certificate

Circle 2: Self-Leadership

Developing a Growth Mindset

Our mindset holds the power to shape every aspect of our lives. The beauty of it all is that we have the choice to shape it as we want but this journey requires honing the art of self-leadership. Self-leadership, a core skillset that builds on the foundations of self-awareness, stands as the cornerstone for those who wish to steer their own destiny. In this module, we delve into the transformative influence of cultivating a growth mindset, recognising opportunities, and nurturing our strengths by asking the right questions and fostering a mindset of contribution. We invite you to join our journey further into the realm of self-leadership, drawing wisdom from renowned thinkers like Carol Dweck and Peter Drucker. Our first module in our self-leadership circle presents an exciting pathway to unlock your potential and chart your own course.

About This Module​

Module Duration
This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Module Objectives
On completion of Developing a Growth Mindset module, the students will be able to develop a growth mindset to navigate towards their future self.

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Developing a Growth Mindset
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
  • Certificate

Goal Setting, Affirmations and Visualisations

Self-leadership involves the art of setting and achieving personal goals that hold significance to us. As individuals with unique desires and aspirations, we can employ various techniques to help us realise our ambitions. This module explores the utilisation of both our conscious and subconscious minds in the pursuit of our objectives.

We invite you to embark on a journey of continuous self-leadership development, armed with powerful tools that enhance your skills. The skills shared in this module are versatile and adaptable, enabling you to navigate your evolving path as your desires and goals shift over time. Tomorrow’s aspirations may differ from todays, but the straightforward processes we share can be revisited and customised to align with your chosen career journey.

Furthermore, we will guide you in transforming failures from feared obstacles to invaluable learning experiences. We invite you to embrace the learning experience within the ‘Goal Setting, Affirmations, and Visualisations’ module, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

About This Module​

Module Duration
This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Module Objectives
On completion of Goal Setting, Affirmations and Visualisations module, the students will be able to:

  • Explore the utilisation of both their conscious and sub-conscious minds in pursuit of their objectives
  • Create their own affirmations and visualisations

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Goal Setting, Affirmations and Visualisations
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
  • Certificate

Creating Action Plans, Positive Habits and Teenage Brain Development

Expanding upon Module 2 of our Self-Leadership curriculum, which explores the areas of Goals, Affirmations, and Visualisations, this module is designed to facilitate the attainment of one’s objectives, seamlessly, over time. Remarkably successful individuals have an established habit of consistently achieving their goals. But what exactly enables them to cultivate this habit? In this module, we introduce a repertoire of proven techniques, underpinned by rigorous research and practical wisdom. These techniques are presented to streamline the journey towards your envisioned successful self, whilst improving the clarity of your thought processes.

Furthermore, within this module, we will embark on an exploration of the adolescent brain. Why, might you ask? The developmental stage of our brains plays an instrumental role in shaping our decision-making processes. This phase of cognitive development is a marvel, as it signifies a transition from general learning to specialised learning. Understanding this process empowers us to practice effective self-leadership, helping us navigate crucial life stages with a more integrated brain for improved well-being and solid relationship building.

With this knowledge at your disposal, the process of making critical decisions during adolescence can become far less daunting, significantly reducing the likelihood of venturing across the threshold of the “stupid line”. We highly recommend that you complete the Goals, Affirmations, and Visualisations module prior to embarking on this module. Doing so will prepare you with a robust foundational understanding upon which you can effectively build this new knowledge

About This Module​

Module Duration
This module will take approximately one hour to complete.

Module Objectives
On completion of Creating Action Plans, Positive Habits and Teenage Brain Development module, the students will be able to:

  • Create action plans and positive habits
  • Be aware of how the teenage brain develops in order to make important decisions

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Creating Action Plans, Positive Habits and Teenage Brain Development
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
  • Certificate

Circle 3: Leadership Through Conflict

Defining Conflict, The Communication Style Responses and Our Perceptual Positions

Navigating the intricacies of conflict is a universal challenge. Conflict is a dynamic arena where our different communication styles also come into play. Delving into this complex realm, our exploration in Circle 3 of our Leadership Literacy for Life, titled Leadership through Conflict. begins with a fundamental question: What is conflict?

To get clarity on this question we unpack and examine the different layers of conflict. This process starts with a careful examination of the different communication styles’ responses to conflict, scrutinising their effectiveness and unravelling the underlying reasons. A key part of this exploration includes probing into our physiological and biological makeup, highlighting the role they play in initiating our reactions to conflict situations.

As inevitable as these responses might be, there exists a roadmap to circumvent and navigate through them, drawing inspiration from the strategies employed by exceptional leaders. Did you know that there are three distinct “positions” from which individuals naturally approach conflict?

Please prepare yourself for an enlightening journey through this module as we uncover these conflict positions, shedding light on how adept leaders navigate and excel with true leadership in conflict situations.

About This Module​

Module Duration
This module will take approximately one hour to complete.

Module Objectives
On completion of the Defining Conflict, The Communication Style Responses and Our Perceptual Positions module, the students will be able to define conflict, the communication style responses, as well as the positions of conflict to provide leadership through conflict.

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Defining Conflict, The Communication Style Responses and Our Perceptual Positions
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
  • Certificate

Circle 4: The Positive Influence of Others

Not Only Leaders Do Leadership and How to Positively Influence Others

Leadership stands as a fundamental life skill. Learning to lead effectively required a deep understanding of its multifaceted nature. This understanding, however, can prove challenging given the broad spectrum of contexts in which leadership operates. Attempting to assume leadership roles without a nuanced understanding often results in a “leadership by imitation” approach, where individuals replicate observed behaviours without a genuine understanding of what constitutes effective leadership.

In the journey to cultivate effective leadership, it is crucial to overcome this imitation trap. The adolescent phase of leadership development is particularly vulnerable to being influenced by authoritarian styles, resulting in a cycle of mimicry. These leadership modules serve as a comprehensive exploration of the leadership concept, empowering individuals to unveil and cultivate their authentic leadership approach within both formal and informal settings.

Throughout this module, we delve back into the key role of communication styles in establishing the essence of leadership, which is trust. For an enriched understanding, it is strongly recommended to complete the four communication styles module before embarking on this leadership exploration.

Are you aspiring to secure a formal leadership position? Maximise your preparation by completing as many Leadership Literacy for Life modules as possible and obtaining your certificates. These meticulously developed courses, derived from extensive doctoral research, encapsulate the latest research findings and expert insights to aid emerging leaders. Including these certificates in your application for student leadership positions not only showcases your proactive initiative but also demonstrates a commitment to developing your personal leadership identity grounded in robust research and theory.

Even in the absence of imminent formal leadership roles, these courses are designed to furnish you with valuable leadership and life skills. Consider them as an enduring investment in your career journey, providing tools that you can repeatedly make us of and leverage, as you progress in your professional life.

About This Module​

Module Duration
This module will take approximately one hour to complete.

Module Objectives
On completion of the Not Only Leaders Do Leadership and How to Positively Influence Others module, the students will be aware of the various leadership and communication styles to lead and influence others.

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Not Only Leaders Do Leadership and How to Positively Influence Others
  • Quiz
  • Conclusion
  • Certificate

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