“Young Women Leadership Video Completed,” Ensign, May 1991, 107
With the release of a new leadership training video, all the basic resources for the Young Women program are now complete, according to Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women general president.
The video, explained President Kapp, “is designed to explain, as well as model, the concepts and principles outlined in the Young Women Handbook, the Young Women Leadership Guidebook, and the Personal Progress booklet, which are the other basic resources for the Young Women program.”
The new training video is geared toward training adult leaders of young women, said Jayne B. Malan, first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency.
Effective leadership of youth “is key to the success of our main objective, which is encouraging and inviting young women to come unto Christ,” Sister Malan said. The video’s purpose “is to teach leaders of youth the skills and principles that can increase their effectiveness in achieving this goal,” she added. “We felt that one of the most significant things we could do was to put something in the hands of the adult leaders, along with scriptures and personal revelation, to make them self-reliant.”
The video has been in the making for several years. Young Women leaders have identified, developed, and tested the ideas presented in the video in leadership training sessions throughout the world.
Ideas were refined as Young Women leaders received feedback about what had been presented. “The video contains universal leadership concepts based on basic gospel principles,” explained Janette C. Hales, second counselor in the Young Women General Presidency. “The presentation combines motivational as well as instructional skills. It’s really a self-help training guide.”
Others besides Young Women leaders can benefit from the leadership training video, said President Kapp. Priesthood leaders, parents, and the youth themselves are encouraged to view it. “These skills can be used in all aspects of life, not just the Young Women program,” she explained. “In fact, the best place for young women to learn these skills and to see them in action is the home.”
The video, which is an hour and forty-five minutes long, is designed to be viewed in segments, selected according to need and presented one or two at a time. It begins by comparing feeding sheep to training Young Women leaders, then gives a brief overview of the Young Women program, followed by several short segments modeling leadership principles—including working under priesthood direction and helping young women experience the gospel.
The new video will be sent to all Area Presidencies, regional representatives, and stake, district, and mission presidents. Other Young Women leaders can purchase the video through Church distribution centers.