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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 will gain an appreciation of the different leadership styles based on the approaches taken by current world leaders, whilst also drawing on the experiences of the class to see the ways in which these systems operate around the world. Throughout the course, pupils will refine both their public speaking and debating skills, ensuring that they are fully prepared for leadership roles in the future.
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 will combine 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.
By the end of this course, students will have:
|Day||Week 1 (Scroll right for week 2)||Week 2|
|Monday||Lesson 1: Leadership as a set of attitudes and behaviour
Lesson 2: Your personal best leadership experience
Lesson 3: Introduction to public speaking
|Lesson 11: Economic Globalisation and the Crisis of Capitalism
Lesson 12: ...continued
Lesson 13: Workshop- Model United Nations Summit Day 1 Preparation
|Tuesday||Lesson 4: Standing on the Shoulders of giants
Lesson 5: Effective Leadership examples
|Lesson 14-15: Model United Nations Summit Day 2|
|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 7: Decision-making at times of crisis
|Lesson 19-20: Utilise a Propaganda Technique to Create an Advertisement|
|Friday||Lesson 8: International Security: Traditional and Modern Challenges
Lesson 9: Student Debate
Lesson 10: Introduction to MUN - Day 1
|Lesson 21-22: Gender and Leadership - The Real Challenge
Lesson 23: ORA’S Leadership Challenge
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, whether this leadership position is in business, economics, politics or any other field.
Cambridge has been recognised for centuries as one of the most beautiful academic locations in the UK. With its soaring gothic buttresses, green lawns, gently meandering river, and quiet little coffee shops, Cambridge has a lot to offer in terms of quality of student experience.
Students will live, dine and study in a college of the University of Cambridge, providing them with the ideal opportunity to discover what life in a top UK university is really like. Students can immerse themselves in the teaching of knowledgeable academics, many of whom have studied at top UK institutions such as Cambridge and Oxford. They will have plenty of opportunity to explore the city in their free time, and take part in educational excursions in and around Cambridge.
Students residential in Cambridge will experience life in a top UK university city, while fulfilling their educational ambitions and enjoying the summer experience of their lives. Learn more about all that our Cambridge Summer School has to offer.
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 undergraduate student might be like at Oxford or Cambridge. 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.
Students on this course:
At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! For full details of last summer’s teaching faculty, please click here.
At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates, involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors.
The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include at least one coach excursion to places of historical and social significance in the UK.
At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of their time with us.
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With an ORA summer course you also get:
(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our admissions team)
What our students have to say
Read how Sara has returned year on year, experiencing different summer courses in Oxford and Cambridge.Read Sara's story
Read how Mifta's experience with us introduced her to lifelong friends from across the world.Read Mifta's story
An aspiring cinematographer, Rebecca joined us at the ISC for our Future Filmmakers Gap Year Programme.Read Rebecca's story
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.