Leadership and influence essay
I discovered my leadership skills at school. In that institution, I was elected by the academic community as the Student Representative on the directive school council. Throughout my experience there, I supported diverse cultural and ecological projects such as the creation of the drama club, which won the first place in the municipal contest of theatre, and the coordination of the environmental club with which we conduct some brigades of recycling and cleaning at school. All these little but meaningful experiences reinforced some of my abilities, for instance: responsibility and cooperation. Nevertheless, the most significant learning was the effective and assertive communication, I learnt that a leader is not the one who commands but someone that listens and attempts to articulate ideas, opinions and feelings.
Subsequently, I attended the University ***** and I commenced my life project. I acquired a big interest in linguistics. Due to the Faculty of Education did not have a society about that realm, some classmates and I gathered to study and to wide our knowledges about language. My role in the group was to prepare beforehand the grammar contents to analyse in the meetings. Later, I participated in a hotbed of Research in teaching of Spanish language and literature called *****. With the support of the director of the group, I gave a lecture on the importance of reading in the development of critical thinking. The prime objective was to approach university and teachers from peripheral areas, that is why the conference was given in Tumaco, Nariño, which is a conflict zone.
Another experience which had a great influence in my life project was the opportunity to teach Italian language as part of a volunteering program with The Community Action Council of a neighbourhood in ***** city. Here, I realised that it is necessary to join forces and take languages and cultures to different communities where there are fewer cultural chances for people. Furthermore, this activity motivated me to begin my degree in Italian Language.