Leadership 101

8 sessions that inspire & challenge

Club LEAD is a flexible, eight-session, academic year program for students in grades 5-12. We use interactive, experiential debriefing, and analysis to help students understand how to apply critical, 21st Century skills in their everyday life.

In today's fast-moving world, this journey of self-discovery helps students construct meaning from the experiences they encounter each week.

leadership 101

goal setting
team dynamics
attitudes & values

Hands-on, action-based

Effective Leadership Academy’s program is delivered in 60-90 minute modules that can be scheduled before, during or after the school day, and modified to accommodate any unique student needs.

Program Participants

What do our students say about ELA?

After participating in Club Lead my experience as a leader has become more apparent. (Recently) one of my friends asked me for help on a problem, so I obliged and started to make a study partnership with her. Then, one by one, more students asked to pitch in and before I knew it we had a huge study group that I was leading! It felt so good to help others and I hope to do it more often!

Tiler Williams
St. Ignatius HS

I now set realistic goals for myself and embrace change more often than before.

Miranda Lemmer

Coming into Club Lead, I was not sure what to expect. In general, I’m an introvert and usually quiet around unfamiliar people and situations. This program has helped me to open up and become more confident in myself. Now that the eight weeks are over, I will not forget the skills I have learned. It will have an everlasting effect on the rest of my life.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many students can participate in this program?

Club is taught in a classroom setting for up to 30 students/class.

What is the key focus of this program?

Key leadership skills to help students effectively confront challenges, navigate stressful situations, and continue to thrive.

What is the cost?

Pricing can vary depending on the number of classes served, program location (in or out of Cuyahoga County). On average a single program costs $3,800 but the per program cost goes down when facilitating multiple programs within the same day.
We can work with your school to help with grant writing and sometimes have philanthropic funds to help offset cost.

How long is the program?

Transitions runs 8, 45-minute class sessions. Typically, schools schedule the program weekly across 8 weeks. Other options include 2/week for 4 weeks or daily, over 8 days.

What grade levels?

Club Lead is an ideal introductory or leadership skill building program appropriate for students in grades 5 - 8

Is the program offered virtually?

Yes, the program can be delivered virtually through Zoom technology. It is ideal for students to be on individual devices so that they can utilize the chat feature and more easily participate?

What will students be doing during programming?

Program concepts are underpinned in theory, taught through hands-on, engaging activities, games, and self-reflection activities then, connections to student lives are cemented through debrief discussions