The Project Phase
The Handbook and Guide
How to be a leader of the local community; including the main part
about the mentoring between the local community leaders.
The Training Modules and the Training Kit
The training for the local community leaders.
Frequently Asked Questions
6 Traits of Effective Leaders
- Integrity/dependability/drive. This characteristic includes endurance and enthusiasm.
- Self-confidence. Someone with a noticeable bearing or presence who has the ability to influence others and pursue goals will be a good leader.
- Desire to influence others.
- Ethical and moral character.
- Relevant knowledge.
- Self-development: leaders should prioritize a half-hour a week to focus on themselves, whether that means learning something new or taking time to plan for the week ahead.
- Team development: Equally as important as your own development is the development of your team members.
- Strategic thinking and acting: remain nimble and responsive to change, which is why strategic thinking are among the most highly effective leaders
- Ethical practice and civic-mindedness: Ethics and civic mindedness are often dictated by the organization through written policies and procedures that leaders should learn and periodically reference.
- Innovation: innovation needs to be an organizational priority—and this type of culture starts at the top. It’s easy for leaders to get stuck in a rut performing their everyday responsibilities because people are creatures of habit
- Model the behavior and attitudes you want group members to employ.
- Use encouraging body language and tone of voice, as well as words.
- Give positive feedback for joining the discussion.
- Be aware of people’s reactions and feelings, and try to respond appropriately.
- Ask open-ended questions.
- Control your own biases.
“A great leader posses a clear vision, is courageous, has integrity, honesty, humility and clear focus. Great leaders help people reach their goals, are not afraid to hire people that might be better than them and take pride in the accomplishments of those they help along the way.”
“Community leadership is the courage, creativity and capacity to inspire participation, development and sustainability for strong communities.”
There are three main types of communities; urban, suburban and rural.
- The rural community can be characterized as a natural phenomenon. Every society has a rural community, no matter how distinct their culture or pattern of social life is. People who have extreme similarities in objectives and ambitions of living, shape up a community that is a product of natural, free will.
- Suburban communities are often perceived as intermediate to rural and urban communities. That is why it is known as “suburban.”
- An urban community is often perceived as the opposite of a rural community. The lifestyle of an urban community is highly impersonal, complex, and heterogeneous in their identities and lifestyle.
The role of community leaders is key in creating initial project ideas as well as sharing them with the community members in order to mobilise support, also creating a sense of membership within the community (McMillan and Chavis, 1986).
The aim of the project is the encouragement to improve the community development and increase of
the number of well-prepared local leaders among people over 50, to contribute to the local
The aim of the project is the encouragement to improve the community development and increase of the number of well-prepared local leaders among people over 50, to contribute to the local community development. The Project will prepare members of the target group for performing social leader roles by developing their potential and strengthening leadership competencies, allowing them to take action for positive social changes in the local environment. The implementation of the project will contribute to building social capital – a group of committed citizens ready to act for the benefit of communities and marginalized groups by the developing in the participants a competences as well as necessary knowledge in the field of: People management, organization skills, motivation others, implementation of activities for social changes, communication with a local community