Fostering leadership development through uniquely designed experiential learning opportunities.
The Pony Barnes Foundation partners with existing experiential learning based programs to co-create and implement customizable leadership workshops and camps.
Our customized programs utilize strategic integration of leadership principles and methods implemented and developed for over 45 years by Dr. Virginia "Pony" Barnes.
Our PONY Principles can be incorporated into any experiential learning environment to foster leadership development and inspire a passion for learning.
Education is the kindling of a flame - not the filling of a vessel. ~Socrates
The PONY Principles
PLAY IS POWERFUL
Effective leaders understand how and when to use play as a leadership tool.
OWN YOUR EMOTIONS
Effective leaders understand their emotional strengths and weaknesses and can manage them to move others forward.
Effective leaders design safe, encouraging environments for future leaders to develop their skills and style.
YOU AS A LEADER
Excellent leaders understand their impact on others and can implement effective leadership strategies and techniques.