“I liked the “Each one, greet one” – getting to know others from different countries and all the activities to help us learn” said one of the participants in the 3rd annual I am a Leader workshop, July 26, held at Clarkston First Baptist Church. The twenty-eight participants sat in language groups with interpreters and coaches to discuss “myths and truths” about dual – language learners and to develop their personal goals and action plans.
Shahed Waheeb, one of the coaches, translated the “Neighborhood Bingo” in Arabic, so the Arabic speakers from Sudan and Iraq networked in both Arabic and English. Neighborhood Bingo was a big hit as the participants walked around the room finding neighbors who had: a child(ren) at Indian Creek Elementary, had met a famous leader, liked the color blue, and other items on the “bingo”card. The goal was to complete the full card with signatures from those in the room.
What did that activity have to do with leadership, asked the facilitator. The response: “it helps you lose your fear about going up to strange people and having a conversation and finding out more about them. Good leaders listen.”
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