Empowerment includes activities that focus on the nexus between the individual person and the world that they live in. Communication exists only in context, and a challenging or unsupportive environment can derail even the most effective speakers. Empowerment activities include everything from role-play to self-disclosure to taking on a new challenge, like a presentation or blind date.
Empowerment is connected to two outcomes (Cs): confidence and change.
Confidence (ease x empowerment) occurs when you can consistently execute a skill and are able to adapt to environmental challenges. You might not be perfect, but you’re able to get up and continue on if you’ve been knocked down.
Change (education x empowerment) occurs when you have the knowledge and courage to forge your own path forward. You’re able to see a goal or challenge you want to overcome, and are able to make your own plan and keep yourself moving forward.
Empowerment Goal Templates (free blog post)
Lesson Plan: Introduction to Empowerment (Teachers Pay Teachers)
Lesson Plan: Self-Disclosure (Teachers Pay Teachers)
Lesson Series: Self-Advocacy Social Media Campaign (Teachers Pay Teachers)