Advanced Leadership Training
Abundant Life Academy is not just a boarding school for teenagers who are facing personal and family challenges, it is also a Leadership Training Academy. We serve teenagers who are either natural-born leaders who have misdirected their abilities, or those who appear to be followers and, as a result, are making poor choices. ALA invests in each student we serve to help them develop the leadership traits that they are naturally born with.
Our main method of Leadership training is through personality quadrants. Each of us has one of four primary personality traits. As we begin to understand the strengths and challenges of our primary personality traits, we are better able to effectively communicate, identify why we experience certain emotions, and understand how we interact with others. Additionally, we educate students on the personality characteristics that complement their own, and they learn effective ways to interact with others in relation to this.
Another component of our leadership training is instruction in emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Leaders in the field of emotional intelligence state that EI is “the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions.”
At Abundant Life Academy, we combine these principles with our three-phase approach to emotional growth through enhancing emotional literacy and recognizing patterns (Phase I), consequential thinking, navigating emotions, intrinsic motivation, and optimism (Phase II), and increasing empathy and pursuing noble goals (Phase III). Our Leadership Training Program was developed to provide each and every student with a forum for personal growth while strengthening the foundation of the core principles upon which personal and family restoration occurs.