The Introduction to Leadership course from Oxford Royale Summer Schools has been designed to give students an early insight into what it takes to be a successful leader in the modern international community.
The course will combine fun, interactive study of the key principles of leadership with skills sessions to help participants develop related skills, such as public speaking. Group projects enable students to put their new knowledge and abilities into practice, under the guidance of Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s expert teachers. This new course will provide students with an exciting opportunity to go far beyond what they learn at school.
The course for 13-15 years olds covers both knowledge and skills required for successful leadership in politics, economics and business. Students will learn about different leadership styles based on the approaches taken by current world leaders, and will be able to draw on their experiences and the experiences of their classmates to see the variety of ways in which these systems operate around the world.
In addition to theoretical knowledge, students will develop practical skills for effective leadership, including clear communication, public speaking, and analytical thought. These will be honed in part through extensive classroom discussion. The diversity of the ORA student body will prove invaluable, facilitating a range of viewpoints across lively and respectful discussions. Students will be invited to apply this knowledge within the framework of a Model United Nations Summit, allowing them to interact as an international community and develop their own leadership ethics, skills and traits.
If you would like to enter the political stage when you are older, or simply explore what it means to lead and govern, then this course is for you.
The Introduction to leadership course aims to broaden students understanding of the leadership role and give them an awareness of leadership strategies. It aims to foster students’ ability to produce innovative approaches to resolution conflict in a variety of leadership scenarios, and aid them in identifying their own skill sets as potential leaders and team members.
Students will hone their skills in public speaking and debate, engage with the application of leadership models to a variety of contemporary and historical socio-political case studies, and gain an understanding of the principles and values of differing leadership styles from the globalized perspective of the 21st century.
Students will leave the course having taken the first step towards their future career in leadership and management, and learned how to engage with the views of others in a constructive and respectful manner.
Oxford is a city like no other, combining startlingly beautiful architecture with a buzzing, modern city centre, with superb shopping, restaurants, cafés and more. With the colleges of Oxford University at its heart, some almost 800 years old, it is a city steeped in history and academia.
Students on Oxford Royale's Oxford summer courses will have the chance to live, dine and study in this stunning city, exploring all of its major sites and discovering its hidden secrets. Through both organised trips to key landmarks and free time in the evenings, students will become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.
As students walk the cobbled streets and gaze up at the spires, gargoyles and honey-coloured stone buildings, they will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential figures in history, including prime ministers, presidents, Nobel prize-winning scientists, authors and more.
Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college (please contact our registrations team if you would like more information on this). Twin rooms are strictly shared by students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard for undergraduates studying at the university, so students are able to get a taste of what being an Oxford student might be like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, however in some cases en-suite facilities are available.
The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss their course. Each campus has members of staff who are residential throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
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