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NUS Leadership Excellence And Development (LEAD) programme

The NUS Leadership Excellence And Development (LEAD) programme seeks to empower prospective student leaders (SL) to gain deeper insight into their socio-emotional competencies and leadership skills and better equip them to lead with success in their leadership appointments, on campus and in the larger community. 


Objectives

  • Enrich university student life and promote holistic leadership development
  • Boost future graduate employability by articulating leadership skills and experiences in interviews and CVs
  • Build network of graduated student leaders and measure long-term impact of student leadership

Leadership Learning Process 

This multi-year leadership programme consists of three levels:

Emerging Leader

Level 1: Emerging Leader

Develop areas of personal growth and self awareness fundamental to personal and leadership success


Developing Leader

Level 2: Developing Leader

Enhance leadership effectiveness and learn how to develop a team and sustain team performance



Influential Leader

Level 3: Influential Leader

Demonstrate leadership mastery through application and learn how to lead with influence



Leadership Modules

The Leadership Modules are organised under the 4 leadership pillars, mirroring the stages of leadership development. The List of Eligible NUS Modules, offered by faculties and departments, and online modules can be found here.

LEADERSHIP PILLAR 1: PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Cultivate areas of personal growth and development fundamental to leadership success

Topics: goal setting, self-awareness, developing self-esteem and self-potential


Level 1: The Emerging Leader

LEADERSHIP PILLAR 2: BUILDING BETTER RELATIONSHIPS

Ability to recognise and manage feelings (i.e. of their own and others) to create strong relationships

Topics: interpersonal and intercultural communication, working in teams effectively


Level 2: The Developing Leader

LEADERSHIP PILLAR 3: CREATING A DYNAMIC TEAM

Learn how to build your team, improve teamwork and collaboration, and sustain team performance

Topics: decision-making, managing change, building trust and conflict management


Level 2: The Developing Leader

LEADERSHIP PILLAR 4: DEVELOPING AND INSPIRING FOLLOWERS

Create an inspiring vision of the future and motivate their followers to achieve this shared vision

Topics: leading with influence, visionary leadership, motivation and engagement


Level 3: The Influential Leader



Programme Fulfilment

Upon completion of each leadership level, student leaders will be awarded a digital badge or certificate. The leadership levels for LEAD are successive, i.e. completion of Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2. Criteria for programme fulfilment are as follow:

LEAD-programme fulfilment

How to Apply

Application for the LEAD Programme is now open!

Register your interest for LEAD Level 1 via the Registration Form for LEAD. Upon Registration, you have to follow through and confirm the online modules and/or NUS Modules offered by faculties and departments you have selected. You may refer to the List of Eligible NUS Modules and online modules here. All modules are to be completed between 1 September and 30 December 2021 to be recognised for the LEAD programme.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Modules, you would be granted access to a full DISC profile assessment*. 

This assessment would generate a full DISC profile report which can be utilised for further DISC coaching sessions during Level 2 of the LEAD Programme.

LEAD-application timeline

*Limited availability of full DISC profile assessment reports.

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