How do you say leadership in your first language? This question kicked off an interesting discussion in our first Multi-Cultural Leadership Project yesterday. Through this collaboration with the YMCA International Learning Center (ILC) in Woburn, I'll be training a dozen adult English language learners on leadership skills. The students will be using the training to coordinate a WorldFest multi-cultural event in the community next spring. They are very excited about the project, and the prospects of learning useful job skills while contributing to their new community.
Yesterday's group was representative of the diversity of the ILC, which serves students from 20 countries who speak 14 different languages. This brought a lot of different cultural perspectives to bear on our conversation about leadership!Read more