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2017 WCGTC Biennial World Conference

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3.6.5 Leadership development in gifted adolescents

This presentation will examine the development of leadership potential in gifted adolescents with examples and illustrations from the speaker’s experience of a year teaching in a small boarding school in a remote hill village. In the context of established models of talent development, the presentation will draw on the literature to identify the characteristics of gifted leaders and the processes, influences, and opportunities that influence the development of leadership potential in gifted adolescents.


Lynne Maher
Tasmanian Association for the Gifted Inc

Lynne has been actively involved with the Tasmanian Association for the Gifted for many years, including six years as president. She is Tasmanian Director and treasurer for the National Association, AAEGT. Lynne is a qualified and experienced teacher with experience teaching, training and facilitating learning with all ages. Her knowledge of gifted education expanded as she advocated for her gifted son. Lynne has conducted local information sessions for educators and parents, professional development for teachers, and presentations at both state and national conferences. Lynne spent 2015 as a voluntary teacher in a village in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.


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