High Impact Leadership
October 17, 2011
St. Peter’s Elementary School
Olney, MD

TACSC is back on the East Coast!

We recently completed an incredibly successful Student Leadership Day at St. Peter’s Elementary School, the second largest school in the Archdiocese of Washington.  TACSC was hosted by St. Peter’s who generously donated supplies and worked with local businesses to provide lunch for all or our staff, students and administrators.  Over 70 students and 19 administrators were in attendance from the following 14 schools:   St. Peter’s, Mount Calvary, St. Patrick’s,  St. John the Evangelist, St. Andrew’s, Little Flower School, St. Elizabeth’s, Cardinal Hickey Academy, Holy Cross, Mary of Nazareth, St. Bernadette’s,  Mother of God School,  Holy Redeemer and St. Catherine Laboure’s.

Highlights of our Student Leadership Day:

1)   An Opening Mass celebrated by Father Joseph Rogers, Parochial Vicar of St. Peters.

2)   Keynote Speaker:  C.Obi Amachi, PsyD, MBA (TACSC Staff since 1999)  –  The “I” in Team
During this interactive presentation, students first performed self-evaluations to identify their strengths. Next, through engaging group exercises, Dr. Amachi demonstrated how each student’s strengths can make one a high impact leader, and contribute to the leadership team.

3)   Workshops:

a)    Diversity and Acceptance – Building a United Team, presented by TACSC Staffers Catherine Mifsud and Pat Savoy, taught students the skills needed to embrace peoples’ differences, to maximize peoples’ strengths and to promote positive communication skills amongst a group.

b)    Life Leadership Workshops topics including Presentation Skills, Goal Setting and Project Planning (presented by TACSC staffers Meghan Fay, Beth Merlini, Dan Blaine, Mary Martini and Chris Mulligan):

  • Setting and attaining realistic goals
  • Planning dynamic activities
  • Communicating and presenting oneself to peers and adults
  • Public speaking preparation and delivery
  • Managing individual and group dynamics

c)     Student council Roles and Responsibilities (presented by all TACSC staff)


A special thanks to our East Coast TACSC alumni who gave of their time and energy to make this day such a success:  Dr. Obi Amachi, Dan Blaine, Meghan Fay, Mary Martini, Beth Merlini, Catherine Mifsud, Chris Mulligan and Pat Savoy.

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