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Summer at Woodstock – Leadership

Become a leader for change

Our Leadership course takes a practical approach to values-based leadership for change. This caters to young people who are passionate about making a positive difference in the world. The course also introduces tools for visioning, planning, and record-keeping. Most importantly, the course helps participants identify for themselves a core set of values to guide decision-making.

“The Leadership course gave me a new perspective about so many things. I got an opportunity to explore myself more and know what goes with me and what doesn’t. I now know that there’s so much more to learn out there in the world and how restricted I was with my thinking.” 2019 participant


Who should take this course?

Anyone who desires to be a positive force for change, who is interested in developing their sense of self and their leadership skills.


Highlights and learning

This course depends on experiential learning to explore leadership. Spending a good deal of time outdoors, we conduct three separate simulations of current global issues. These require participants to experiment, apply their learning, and collaborate. Playfully working through challenging situations offers the chance to acquire resilience, develop flexibility, and learn about living with ambiguity.

1-13 June 2020

Age Range: 14-18

Course Timings: 30 hours of instruction


Amy Seefeldt, Director of the Centre for Imagination

Amy Seefeldt has nineteen years of experience as an educator, including ten years in senior leadership positions. She served as Woodstock School’s Deputy Head & Academic Dean for six years before becoming the Founding Director of the school’s innovative Centre for Imagination. The Centre works to empower young people to take responsibility for shaping their own future, empowering them to navigate the global, systemic challenges ahead. Amy is also one of the Summer at Woodstock Programme Directors. She earned her MA in Ecological Design Thinking from Schumacher College in the United Kingdom.

Key Learning

Week One

Who am I?

What do I value?

What is “leadership”?

Why is leadership so critical today?

Leadership styles

Week Two

Comparative approaches

Contexts & choices


Revisiting values

Setting goals & intentions