Leadership Fundamentals

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.

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 and intent here by Sunday, 27 August 1st 11:59 pm to be considered for participation.

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Jessica Lim
Programme Manager, Leadership & Global Citizenship

Contact with questions about leadership development, civic engagement, social impact bootcamp and social emotional learning.

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Course Objectives

  1. Working with Yourself

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.

  1. Working with Others

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.