Developing students’ skills needed to practice proper self-leadership

Title of the Good Practice

Developing students’ skills needed to practice proper self-leadership

Description of the Good Practice

This best practice focuses on providing trainers with information and tools to develop students’ self-leadership.

The resource illustrates what self-leadership is and why it is foundational. Moreover, it provides guidance and best practices for coaching these skills.


  • Self-leadership
  • Self-awareness
  • Goal-oriented Approach



Number of participants

Individual/small groups

Type of training


Number and type of exercises

Aimed at strengthening students’ self-control through self-awareness, goal setting, time management, effective communication, stress management and peer responsibility.


Up to a few hours

Target Audience

Teachers, educators, instructors

Competences/skills that you will require

Self-awareness, self-mastery, motivation, empathy and social skills


Consideration as a GP

Self-leadership aligns individuals’ actions with values, so as to build a progression for achieving goals.

The ability to lead oneself enables one to operate in ambiguous situations, build strong relationships with others, pass through times of change and effectively navigate within complex organizations.