X-SIED: Leadership & Social Innovation Programme

X-SIED: Leadership & Social Innovation Programme

9 Jan 2019

The Leadership and Social Innovation Programme for pre-university students is designed to give participants an introduction to the field of social innovation. Interactive class discussions will encourage critical thought and action to help students explore their own leadership potential. In this intensive course spread over 3 weeks, participants will gain an understanding of what social innovation means, get exposed to experiential exercises and make field visits to social enterprises.

The course intends to give students an immersive experience in learning to think about society’s problems and developing solution-focused strategies to tackle these issues. Mapped closely to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the course will urge students to think how the public, private and social sectors can jointly work towards meeting these goals. Students will work in groups to analyse case studies, review policy documents and/or propose new ideas to solve contemporary issues.


• Be familiar with social entrepreneurship as an important avenue of social innovation
• Gain a practical understanding of design thinking as a guide for creating solutions
• Learn the value of developing collective leadership skills to become effective social innovators

To find out more about the curriculum and instructors, download the programme brochure below:



Class Size          : 25 - 30 students

Student Profile  : Year 5 and Year 6 students (JC1 & JC2)

Class Duration  : Estimated 2 hours per class, 3 times a week

Location            : Singapore Management University


To apply for the 2019 Summer cohort, please contact Tania Nagpaul (tanian@smu.edu.sg) or Dalvin Sidhu (dalvinsidhu@smu.edu.sg).


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