development is integrated into all elements of the Conservatory
curriculum. The Conservatory teaches that leadership is the
ability of a single individual through his or her actions to motivate
others to higher levels of achievement; that leaders are unique
and special people and that leadership is not for everyone.
Leadership is a dedication
to SERVICE. Leadership is the ability to inspire, communicate, motivate,
encourage, and support your and others' quest for excellence in
all aspects of life. It is the ability to do what is right and avoid
the pitfalls of doing something just because it is the popular thing
to do. Leadership is practiced not so much in words as it is in
attitude and in actions. It is not fair to ask of others what you
are unwilling to do yourself. Leadership is doing what is right
when no one is watching.
The Leadership Conservatory
for the Arts offers ongoing opportunities for students to learn
- and practice - leadership skills, including:
- Leadership Skills Development Class (mandatory
for all Conservatory Students) - "The Seven Habits of Highly
- 12 Hour Leadership Class - Pre-requisite for
Student Leadership positions
- Elected student leaders - Section Leaders,
Captains, Officers, etc.
- Solo Performances and Public Speaking Opportunities
- Students Mentor in Middle Schools
- Students partner with Community Leadership
The Student Leadership
Course focuses on:
- Attitude Development
- Communication Skills
- Positive Role Modeling
- Personal Responsibility
- Understanding in Self-motivation
- Sensitivity in working with peers
- Responsibility Assessment
- Action plans to achieve group goals
By taking the initiative
to participate in this leadership curriculum, students begin their
quest to make a difference in other people's lives and enrich their
own. The leadership curriculum at the Tarpon Springs Leadership
and Music Conservatory will assist the student in his/her quest
to be a leader and inspire others and will focus on:
- What is Leadership?
- The Important Attributes of A Leader
- Leadership Positions
- The Pyramid for Success
- Operational Procedures for Our Organization
- At the Conservatory, we believe that:
Leadership should be
more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average. You
cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you
know how to follow, too. If your actions inspire others to dream
more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader!
Leadership is developed,
The truly "born leader" will always emerge; but, to stay
on top, natural leadership characteristics must be developed. Leadership
is casting a vision and motivating people. Great leaders who are
committed to total service and total quality will place a premium
on serving members of their organization.
Leadership is an example.
Effective leaders set an example of what they expect and want from
their team members. Great leadership believes the negativism is
never justified. They know that there are plus and minus elements
in many situations, but that the minus areas can be made into pluses.
Leaders provide direction not directions.
Responsibility is Required In the Attainment of Excellence
If things were done right
only 99.9% of the time, we'd have two unsafe landings per day and
16,000 lost pieces of mail every hour by the U.S. Postal service.
Strive for 100% quality.
The real friend of this
country is the person who believes in excellence, seeks for it,
fights for it, defends it and tries to produce it.
No one ever attains the
very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it
is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required
that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
Hold yourself responsible
for higher standards than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse
Think and feel yourself
there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end result
of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic
feeling will bring the desired goal into view.
The achievements of an
organization are the result of the combined effort of each individual.
Teamwork is the ability
to work together toward a common vision. The
ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational
objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon
If you or your student
want to take control over your future and are prepared to take the
next step to realizing true leadership potential, contact the Leadership
Conservatory For the Arts for more information.
to prepare, is preparing to fail."