SHSM Certification: Leadership Skills2022-09-23T23:29:13-04:00

Leadership Skills Certification


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Step 1: Resources

Please review each of these resources thoroughly to prepare for the quiz at the end of this page.

Step 2: Questions

Watch the video and reflect on the following questions.

Who was the leader in the video?

Did he have any legitimate authority?

Was he from the city or the police?

Why did people follow him?

Watch the video and reflect on how the dancing man starts a movement.

  • Leaders make themselves visible
  • Leaders do something that is easy to follow
  • Leaders must invite followers and treat them as equals
  • The first follower must be brave enough to stand with the lone nut

Watch the video.

Reflect on how Jack Black leads the students. What did he do to start a movement with the students?

Watch the Video!

Adjust the volume or pause the video to meet your needs.

Step 3: Exercise

This puzzle contains significant hints for the final quiz!

1. Modeling the b......... you want to see helps make an effective leader.
2. Leaders must be visible, do something easy to follow, invite followers and treat them as equals in order to start a m.......
3. To lead effectively in d...... settings, you need to be able to adapt to differences.

Step 4: Summary

  • Anyone can learn to be a leader
  • Leaders can look and lead very differently
  • Effective leaders know how to influence others and do not require titles or positions of authority.
  • The ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that allows them to feel empowered and accomplished.
  • Making themselves visible
  • Inviting followers
  • Treating followers as equals
  • Be respectful and open
  • Value diversity
  • Seek out other cultures
  • Be curious and aware of your own ignorance
  • Suspend criticism of other cultures
  • View differences as learning opportunities

Step 5: Complete the following quiz and your certificate will be sent to your teacher once your submission has been reviewed. Good luck!

Complete Quiz

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Monthly gift card giveaway?2022-07-27T10:59:09-04:00

That’s right!  For every SHSM Certification earned through Flashpoint, you will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card for anywhere you choose!

How do I earn my Red Seal?2022-07-27T10:38:43-04:00

Each SHSM consists of five required components:

  1. Bundle of credits
    A defined bundle of credits consisting of eight to ten Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits, including cooperative education credits
  2. Certification and training experiences
    Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses
  3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities
    Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  4. Reach ahead experiences
    Learning experiences connected with the student’s postsecondary plans
  5. Sector-partnered experiences
    Experiences in which students engage with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

For more information, check out the Ministry of Education’s website.

Are there scholarships for SHSM students?2022-07-27T10:38:51-04:00

You bet there is!  Many Ontario colleges and universities offer scholarships for students with a SHSM Red Seal on their diploma.

Check the school’s Award section or Google “SHSM Scholarships” to find out which schools offer them.

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