Social Impact Bootcamp

Interested in a social impact training that will foster knowledge, skills, humility, courage, and leadership while helping to make a change in this world?

Apply for Social Impact Bootcamp (previously known as the NGO Bootcamp), a week-long programme focused on building foundational skills for effective social impact work! Bootcamp is a multi-module sequence that aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a difference in Singapore and the world.

Sessions will be interactive and applied, with an emphasis on context-specific practice. They will be facilitated by a range of non-profit, academic, and corporate experts. Approximately 40 participants comprising Yale-NUS students, select NUS students and NGO partners will also be invited to facilitate “real-world” learning. A range of non-profit, academic, and corporate experts will facilitate the course.

Application timeline:

24 February 2019 (2359): Deadline for application.

Complete and submit this form to apply.


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Tan Yock Theng
Programme Manager, Leadership & Global Citizenship

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The sessions offered through Social Impact Bootcamp are aligned with the following learning objectives. Students will:

  1. Be able to recognise and analyse contemporary social realities, including the relative privilege or marginalisation of their own and other groups (Social Justice);
  2. Learn to interact appropriately, sensitively and self-critically with the communities for whom they work, and appreciate the knowledge, wisdom, skills and diversity that they possess (Perspective);
  3. Increase their capacity to work constructively across organisations, communities, and sectors to tackle problems and promote the public good (Capacity);
  4. Be motivated to align their personal, academic, and professional choices with their greatest gifts and society’s greatest needs (Civic Engagement).

Content overview (tentative)

  1. Public narrative – a leadership practice of conveying values and inviting others into action
  2. Theory of change – an orientation towards driving change
  3. Negotiation – the art and science of navigating self and others’ interests
  4. Resource mobilisation – effective pitching and fundraising
  5. Design Thinking – an orientation focusing on user needs, and rapid proto-typing to develop interventions
  6. Service learning and/or volunteerism – student-led service project