Building Self-Aware Leaders who Care
The Leadership Programme comprises 2 parts - a 4 modular credit module for students to embark on a reflective journey of who they are, how they want to grow as leaders, and skills and frameworks they need; and a practicum portion with group coaching to apply their learnings.
A 4 modular credit module to provide NUS SOC students with a structure to
develop and hone their leadership potential
emerge as a self-aware, empathetic individual
determine their personal and leadership development plan
The learning process will be focused on introspection, sharing of individual experiences and deepening self-awareness so that students are actively applying the concepts of what they have learnt in their daily lives.
Develop deeper self-awareness as a leader and hone one’s emotional intelligence
Build interpersonal empathy and capacity to create psychological safety upon which trusting teams can be formed
Determine what is required to manage, develop and motivate people to achieve goals and drive results with courage
Develop reflective thinking and perspective taking skills
Take ownership and be accountable for one’s and others’ personal development by being open to giving and receiving feedback
IT2900 TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Why Take This Module?
Start from inside out and be aware of who you are as a person and leader
Be Clear & Intentional
Cycle your experiences through frameworks to enhance metacognition
Listen to life experiences and insightful advice of industry practitioners
BeCOME A BETTER PERSON
Get concrete steps to practice and improve human-centric skills
What To Expect
Leadership Theories & Frameworks
Over the course of 13 weeks, students will be introduced to the theory and practice of a People First leadership (i.e., awareness of self and others to champion co-operative working and a more human kind of leadership). The models and frameworks that would be discussed in the module includes the different leadership frameworks, coaching, emotional intelligence, resilience and conflict management. The following provides an overview of the topics that will be covered in the module.
Focus on Self
How we Impact Others
Focus on People
Perspective Taking & Empathy
Communicate to Influence
Focus on Results
Empowering Others to Act
Be Inspired by Guest Speakers
Here are some guest speakers who shared at IT2900. This includes Speaker Tan Chuan Jin who shared about his leadership philosophy, Mr Philip Yeo who shared about courageous leadership, Dr Robert Morris (MOHT) who shared about developing oneself and others, Ms Nishita Argawal (Facebook) and Mr Chris Henry (Google) who shared their perspectives on psychological safety, and Mr Benny Ou (MOE) who shared insights on operational excellence.
Personal Reflection & Leadership Philosophy
This course requires students to have personal curiosity and reflection, personal openness and sharing in class, and in forum discussions and tutorials. Students would develop self-awareness and critical core competencies in applying soft skills techniques that can be used to lead themselves and others in any given situation. Concepts learnt and used in the course will be immediately applicable for students and useful for the rest of their lives. By the end of the programme, students would be able to see how they have progressed as a leader and, develop their leadership philosophy and personal development plan.
A Message From Your Seniors
How they have Grown
Advice when taking IT2900
What Students Say
The whole module is well thought out from top to bottom. If you are really sincere about improving yourself, take this module as a commitment to the kind of person and leader you want to be. The skills this module teaches have a concrete impact in the relationships you have and the meaning you make in life.
Practicum & Group Coaching
After IT2900, students are to find opportunities to put themselves in positions of leadership or to interact closely with a leader and evaluate them in action. This can take place over a 12 to 15 weeks period, i.e. during the semester period or the summer break. This can be
Team leads for CVWO
During this period, students will be part of a small group coaching circle of up to 5 persons. The purpose of the group coaching circle is for students to introspect and share insights with regards to their leadership experience, cross-pollinate ideas and perspectives, lend support in overcoming any obstacles they might face, and to keep one another accountable to the goals and intention that they have each set out for themselves.
Ready for IT2900?
Step 1: Click on "Apply For IT2900" and complete the form
Step 2: Shortlisted individuals will be invited for a group interview in early May.
Step 3: Confirmed individuals will be notified via email, and will be enrolled into the class.
Step 4: Individuals will complete IT2900 in Semester 1
Step 5: Individuals who successfully complete IT2900 will continue on to the Practicum