Leadership Program - UWC ISAK Japan

Leadership Program

"Your calling is where your deep gladness meets the world's deep hunger."

-Frederick Buechner

"Your calling is where your deep gladness meets the world's deep hunger."

-Frederick Buechner

4 Facets of Leadership

At UWC ISAK Japan, we believe leadership is a practice. Through this practice, you will learn to:

  1. Identify what is most important and needed
  2. Take action in the face of discomfort
  3. Use diversity as a strength
  4. Support others as they learn to do the same

We also believe that anyone can become a leader through practice, even if you are someone who has never considered yourself to be the “leader type.”

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Leadership Curriculum

Mindful Self-Discipline & Design Thinking

Our students acquire fundamental leadership skills through a year-long program in Grade 10 that includes Mindful Self-Discipline and Design Thinking. Through the combination of these courses, students learn how to consider different perspectives and respond thoughtfully in challenging situations, how to see problems as opportunities, and how to create and tell their story in a way that builds consensus.

Project-based Learning

For one week in both Autumn and Spring, Grade 10 students use the leadership skills they have learned to investigate their own personal interests as they begin to develop potential CAS projects for Grade 11.

Mindful Self-Discipline & Design Thinking

Our students acquire fundamental leadership skills through a year-long program in Grade 10 that includes Mindful Self-Discipline and Design Thinking. Through the combination of these courses, students learn how to consider different perspectives and respond thoughtfully in challenging situations, how to see problems as opportunities, and how to create and tell their story in a way that builds consensus.

Project-based Learning

For one week in both Autumn and Spring, Grade 10 students use the leadership skills they have learned to investigate their own personal interests as they begin to develop potential CAS projects for Grade 11.

Leadership Beyond the Classroom

UWC ISAK Japan emphasizes student leadership and autonomy, and students are expected to take an integral role in school life. This gives you daily opportunities to use your leadership skills in real-life situations.

Some of the areas in which students are in charge of organizing and implementing their own projects include:

You can learn more about leadership by reading our leadership blog.

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Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun,
Nagano 389-0111
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