Global Young Leaders at Headington Oxford
Headington Oxford | Ages 13 – 16
Leadership skills are the key to success in professional life. Whether it is business, politics, or performing in the arts, those with confident and persuasive communication skills will often be leading from the front. Drawing on the strategies and behaviours utilised by contemporary leaders in business and politics, students will learn the foundation of what is required to shape their own personal leadership style.
Each session, students work either individually or in teams to complete a physical, intellectual, artistic or STEM-based challenge. Each Global Young Leaders challenge develops a key component of self-reflection and self-evaluation, designed to strengthen the reflective skills, self-awareness and self-confidence needed for leadership in the 21st century. Example Global Young Leaders challenges include: engineering challenges, creative workshops, and outdoor team building tasks.
Each week for Global Young Leader’s Time to Shine, students will work together to participate in a research and presentation project. They will all have the opportunity to give presentations based on their own research, and participate in fun and collaborative class competitions.
By studying in a student-centred environment, and through a focus on developing 21st-century skills, our Headington Oxford students can return home with an enhanced understanding of what it takes to be a global leader, better confidence in their English and in their communication and presentation skills and with greater motivation to apply these skills to their future learning.
Giving great presentations is a vital skill for achieving academic and professional success. This module examines history’s great speakers to show to develop how powerful oratory and logical argumentation are used together to make convincing public speeches.
What makes a great leader? This module looks at contemporary and historical leaders in politics, business, sport and society to analyse the secrets of the world’s most influential people. The module includes a research project in which students find and present their own exemplary leader.
Part of being a great leader is the ability to lead a team through a challenge to a successful outcome. This module involves students being given a series of logical and aptitude problems which they must work as teams to resolve. Through self-evaluation, students will discover what skills and attributes makes a great leader.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.