7Cs Workshop for High Schoolers: Building Social, Emotional and Leadership Competencies


Start Date: 2/29/20, 5 meetings
Class Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: 220, Lexington High School
Instructor: Madeline Wang and Caroline Yang
Status: Running/Openings


Do you wonder how to approach college applications with a positive mindset?  Or how to discover your natural talents and become an authentic leader while cultivating competencies for long-term success? The 7Cs Workshop, created by a team of leaders in business and education, helps high school students address these and other similarly important topics.  Caroline Yang and Madeline Wang have developed a framework of 7 core competencies — Critical-thinking, Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Confidence, Compassion and Consciousness — and focus on cultivating participants’ social, emotional, and leadership skills. They use a self-assessment tool, CliftonStrengths, to help participants identify their strengths, select student activities, and find their paths to leadership during high school, college, and beyond. We offer an encouraging and open-minded environment for discussions. This Workshop is structured with guided small-group discussions and activities. Accommodates 16 participants. Participants’ parents have an opportunity to attend an optional (but recommended) separate session developed just for them (https://lexingtoncommunityed.org/class/parent-workshop-7cs-workshop-for-high-schoolers-building-social-emotional-and-leadership-competencies/).  Caroline Yang and Madeline Wang aim to leverage this Parent Workshop and help strengthen the communication and collaboration between participants and their parents. Detailed information on the parents’ session will be provided at the end of the student Workshop. 

Caroline Yang is Co-Founder of 7Cs Workshop. She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and moved to the US in the middle of high school. Caroline received a BA in Economics from Smith College and spent her Junior year in Tokyo, Japan as an exchange student. After college, she worked for Mitsui Marine and Fire Insurance Co. in Tokyo for five and a half years. She earned an MBA from MIT Sloan School, and joined United Technologies Corporation in Connecticut for their Leadership Development program. She has lived in Lexington with her husband and two daughters since 2008. She has held various volunteer positions in town including President of Community Nursery School, Chair of Trivia Bee and VP of Community Relations of Lexington Education Foundation. She is fluent in Korean, English and Japanese.

Madeline Wang had a successful career in energy finance before co-founding 7Cs Workshop.  She served as structured finance and capital markets executives at leading renewable energy companies in recent years.  Earlier in her career, she worked as a power and utility investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. Madeline is passionate about learning and about the transformative power of ideas and insights.