Grounded in the Social Change Model of Leadership, the leadership certificate is an intentional and experiential multi-year sequence available to every student to learn and apply leadership skills.
Participants will clarify personal values, translate values into action, and generate impact through coursework, student-driven projects, public interest and community service programmes during their time at Yale-NUS.
The certificate aims to produce leaders who drive social change in their respective communities by developing self-awareness, engendering collaboration and committing to a common purpose.
At Yale-NUS, leadership is seen as:
Anchored in the College Mission, the Leadership Certificate will equip students with skills to enable social change through different tiers of engagement – self, other and community.
The certificate is structured such that engagement is progressively stepped up, as students work to develop self-awareness, engender collaboration with other, and commit to common purpose with community.
The certificate ultimately aims to nurtures a self-transformed mind (Kegan and Lahey, 2009).
As part of this experience, students can expect to:
A summary of the key competencies that students will engage with through their experience is outlined below.
All Yale-NUS students are eligible to enrol, and should ideally do so by their freshman year.
For more details on how the Leadership Certificate works:
Head here if you are from the Class of 2018 or 2019.
Head here if you are from the Class of 2020 or later.