As I mentioned in my last post, we started the next step of our leadership development at Mission Possible in January. We knew that if we wanted Mission Possible to continue to be fruitful and make an impact in Haiti, we needed to continue to equip leaders at each level of our ministry. So now our recent graduates are giving what they learned away to the other staff members and students. Below I have posted our leadership model that explains what we are doing in each area. Our leadership model starts at the bottom (1.) and develops the individual through these 6 areas. Each area will build on the previous one as we give each individual more responsibilities and training. The goal being as the leaders grow they will start to give their leadership away to those with less training causing the development process to happen over and over. This gives us a sustainable model where eventually North Americans could fade out and Haitians will be training their own leaders. This will also create unity and relationships within our ministry.
6. Field Leadership
These are the standouts from coaching and they will receive continuing ed. from North American leaders. Currently our field leader has an inner circle that he is equipping directly and will help him with functions of the ministry.
Leadership Academy Graduates, will receive continuing ed. from North American leaders and coaching from our field leader once every 2 months for a period of time. 27 academy graduates are currently participating. He will spend additional time with his inner circle and the school board coaching them on their job responsibilities and helping them make decisions.
4. Leadership Academy
Will be heart focused; Unity and selection. Selected staff from Leadership School will receive additional training. This is a prerequisite for directors, pastors, and field leadership. No session needed currently. Curriculum will be developed in the U.S. and the instructors will be our field leaders and North Americans. They will be assisted by our field leader’s inner circle.
3. Adult Leadership School
Head focused; Leadership knowledge. All MP staff must complete a year at the leadership school. They will meet one Saturday a month. This is a requirement for all MP staff. Currently about 50 cooks, yardman and guards are involved and no teachers in 2016. Curriculum is developed in the U.S. and the instructors are the field leader’s inner circle. They are assisted by the other graduates of the academy.
2. Student Leadership Weekends
Selected 7th-13th graders, receive leadership training 4-5 times a year on weekends and given responsibilities at the schools/churches. Currently 95 boys and girls enrolled. Curriculum is developed in the U.S. and the instructors are the field leader’s inner circle. They are assisted by the other graduates of the academy.
1. Good Choices Leadership Days
All MP students, 1st-13th grade, will participate in basic leadership skill days once a month during the school year. The curriculum is developed in the U.S. and the instructors are the field leader’s inner circle. They are assisted by the other graduates of the academy.