Leadership Certificate

Leadership Certificate Pathway (for Class of 2017-2019)

Recommended Pathway (Class of 2017 – 2019)

Students from the Class of 2017 – 2019 are recommended to complete the Leadership Certificate in the following pathway:

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1. Core Requirement – to complete BOTH

2. Elective Requirement – to complete at least ONE

Students must take at least 1 of the following to satisfy this requirement.

IGD (9 weeks) will run this semester (Sem 2 AY2016-17). NGO Bootcamp, the Social Impact Fellowship (SIF) and Service in the City (SitC) will also be available over the summer.

3.  Experiential Leadership

Students must complete at least 300 field experience hours to satisfy this requirement.

Structured, supervised, 8-10 week long full-time internships with any type of organization can count towards this requirement, provided students log at least 300 hours of work. Typically this will be a CIPE internship, but students may submit a proposal for an external internship that will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
To find out more, please head here.

NOTE: This component can only be fulfilled through taking on pre-approved internships or research attachments. Long-term community service and student club leadership are considered service and are ineligible for consideration. A part of learning to lead is also learning to follow. A structured, supervised intensive internship will allow you to work directly under someone, give you experience working in and navigating teams with different structures and dynamics to expose you to various styles of leadership within the organization you are interning.

4. Leadership Symposium

In their final semester at Yale-NUS College, all students pursuing the Leadership Certificate will take part in a Leadership Symposium to distill and share their learning with the wider Yale-NUS community. Each student will be asked to reflect on their experience in 10-minute segments, and will consider the following questions:

  1. How did the Leadership Certificate experience impact you?
  2. How has it shaped your interactions with others?
  3. What is a community that you identify with? Reflect on the footprint that you have left.
  4. What is one thing you would do to take this forward?

For more details about the Symposium, head here.

Have Questions?
Tan Yock Theng
Programme Manager, Leadership & Global Citizenship

Contact with questions about leadership development, civic engagement, NGO Bootcamp and social emotional learning.