This course, taught by a leadership coach during the semester, will explore the fundamentals of leadership through an eclectic, multi-disciplinary approach. Here, leadership is conceptualised as an act, or series of acts, that galvanise resources and people in pursuit of a particular vision (N. Keohane, 2012). Themes include: personal impact, relating and influencing, organizational effectiveness, civil engagement, and global citizenship.
Some reviews from past participants include:
Peeranat (ToTo) Tokaeo, Class 2021
“The course changed my perspective about what being a leader entails and what it means to be a leader. I never regarded myself as a natural leader, but now I realize that I am subtly leading people in certain interactions I have with them. As a result, I come to notice the flaws and mistakes that I make acting as said leader, and this awareness has motivated me to improve myself as both a leader and a team player. I also feel like I am more confident and willing to be a leader in other areas that may not be of my expertise.”
Leow Ya Li (Michelle), Class 2021
“Jonathan is an amazing facilitator- his debriefs and discussions changed everything. It was a learning opportunity and experience only he could provide us, and the office hours he provided beyond the course were immensely beneficial as well.”
Please note that the completion of this course is required in order to be awarded the Leadership Certificate.
This course is limited to 25 participants, and priority will be given to students enrolled in the Leadership Certificate.
Please submit your application here by 17th January 2018 to be considered for participation. Successful applicants will be informed by 19th January 2018.
Effective leaders understand their dreams and goals. Knowing their “inner compass,” they mesh their decisions to their values, enabling them to thrive in their mission despite potentially hostile environments. This element of the course will help students clarify personal direction and leadership goals. For this, they will be exposed to mind training used by elite performers, e.g., mindful meditation and simulations that clarify their sense of purpose.
By being attuned to both the priorities of their group and the perceptions group members have of them, effective leaders may skilfully mobilise group resources. For this, students will do group exercises and receive personalised feedback from peers.