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Introduction to Leadership

Introduction to Leadership

A Leadership summer programme residential in a top university, designed to give students an early insight into what it takes to be a successful leader in the modern international community.

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Course Summary

The Introduction to Leadership programme provides students with the opportunity to refine the essential life skills required for roles as future leaders, whether in the fields of Business, Politics, Science, the Arts or any other domain. The course covers the most important knowledge and personal skills necessary for successful leadership, and is taught by experts in this field.

Students gain an appreciation of the different leadership styles based on the approaches taken by current world leaders, while also drawing on the experiences of the class to see the ways in which these systems operate around the world. Throughout the course, students refine their public speaking and debating skills, ensuring that they are fully prepared for leadership roles in the future.

What to expect from Introduction to Leadership for ages 13-15

The Introduction to Leadership course from Oxford Royale Academy 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 combines fun and interactive study of key leadership principles with skill sessions to help participants develop important abilities, such as public speaking. Group projects also enable students to put their new knowledge and abilities into practice, under the guidance of ORA’s expert teachers.



Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:


Topics covered

The table below gives an indication of the subject areas that will be covered in each day’s lecture and seminar. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that topics and timings may be subject to change.

Day Week 1 Week 2
Monday Lesson 1: Leadership as a set of attitudes and behaviour Lesson 11: Economic globalisation and the crisis of capitalism
Lesson 2: Your personal best leadership experience Lesson 12: …continued
Lesson 3: Introduction to public speaking Lesson 13: Workshop – Model United Nations summit day 1 preparation
Tuesday Lesson 4: Standing on the shoulders of giants Lesson 14-15: Model United Nations summit day 2
Lesson 5: Effective leadership examples
Wednesday Field trip or guest speaker Lesson 16-17: Presentations
Lesson 18: Leadership and media in a changing world
Thursday Lesson 6: The power of one Lesson 19-20: Utilise a propaganda technique to create an advertisement
Lesson 7: Decision-making at times of crisis
Friday Lesson 8: International security: traditional and modern challenges Lesson 21-22: Gender and leadership – the real challenge
Lesson 9: Student debate Lesson 23: ORA’s Leadership Challenge
Lesson 10: Introduction to Model United Nations – Day 1


Take this course if…

Take this course if you aspire to be in a leadership position in the future and want to enhance your skills in order to get there.



  • Location Yale
  • Ages Ages: 13-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & shared sets
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1701

Oxford College Accommodation

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 12+, 13-15, 16-18, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single and twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1096 (University of Oxford)

Cambridge University Accommodation

  • Location Cambridge
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single and twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1209 (University of Cambridge)

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