Manvel, TX Nov 17th 2012
Love to Share Foundation invited Mr. MK Ramanujam (Ram) to conduct the Youth Leadership Workshop for teenagers in the Houston area. 33 young aspirants attended the workshop from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, Nov 17th and gained immensely useful life skills to empower them to stand out amongst the rest of the crowd.
Mr. Ram’s unique way of connecting with the young minds resonated beautifully with the teens in attendance. The morning started off with some introductions, followed by the first module that dealt with principles and precepts of Leadership, the first of which was all about ’emptying the cup’, a.k.a keeping an open mind and listening. The mirror principle and many other tips and anecdotes from Mr. Ram’s wide experience made it for a very enjoyable session. 7 teams then performed a wonderful debate on “Influence vs. Respect” as the key quality of a good leader.
The second session was on “Acceptance”, and “Responsibility”, that opened the bright young minds to a totally new way of dealing with problem solving. That was followed by a group activity/impromptu skit and poems that the children came up with to share their learning.
The team then broke for lunch with Burritos, Pizza and Smoothies sponsored by local establishments.
The post lunch session was on Time Management that particularly focused on how leaders think and manage their valuable time to best optimize their workload.
Finally, the young leaders each took turns to share their pledge for changes they’d put forth and practice in the coming weeks to better their lives and become wonderful leaders of the next generation.
The Houston Chapter of Love to Share Foundation expresses its immense gratitude to Mr. M.K. Ramanujam for this workshop.