Developing Leadership


ZmoCOL341x170GSA Leadership: What Does it Look Like?

This activity introduces four different models that GSAs frequently use to establish leadership teams within their clubs, and provides discussion questions to help students and advisors come up with the advantages and disadvantages of each model. Which model would work best for your GSA? Download this resource here.


Qualities of a Leader

Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. But are there any traits that every good leader possesses? This activity is designed to generate discussion around the qualities of a good leader in an interactive and colorful way.  Download this activity here.


Passing the Torch of Leadership

It’s a lot of work to get a GSA started and keep it running through the school year.  And once a GSA is going, it’s easier to keep it going than it is to start all over from scratch.  This resource gives some tips and things to think about to help keep your GSA going year after year.  Download this resource here.


Activity: What Makes a Good Workshop?

Students who are involved with Gay-Straight Alliances often find themselves leading presentations for other GSA members, for school staff, and for other students at their school.  Sometimes students are asked to lead a presentation, but have never done anything like that before.  This activity is designed to help new and seasoned workshop leaders think about what makes a workshop successful.  Download this activity here.


10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking

GSA leaders are often called upon to represent their clubs, sometimes in front of a large audience.  Most people get nervous before they have to give a speech.  This resource has some tips on how to prepare and set yourself up for success.  Download it here.


Keeping the Momentum

Gay-Straight Alliances are a great way for students to practice their leadership skills and exercise social activism. But what happens when those students graduate? This resource discusses a number of ways to “keep the momentum going” and stay connected to LGBT activism in the state of Wisconsin.  Download this resource here.

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“Words Hurt Week helped me discover the importance of intersectionality within all social movements – recognizing that we cannot make progress within the queer community without also examining the systems that impact other oppressions.”  Maria, Former GSAFE Youth Activist