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Top Summer Courses in Leadership

Summer courses in leadership are short term and tend to be highly condensed. They range in time anywhere from a week up to two to three months and can be held anywhere in world. Most courses will offer the same material and course load as they do during the school year, so expect a quick pace and a higher level of intensity.

What is a summer course in leadership? These courses focus on helping students understand and implement various leadership styles, especially within a business context. Effective problem solving and communication is emphasized. Leadership programs offer the opportunity to create connections with other leadership driven peers. Valuable, personalized feedback will help you understand your strengths and build on your weaknesses as a leader. Honing these skillsets will typically help propel your career forward for the rest of your life.

Cultivating your ability to lead with competence and grace can usually accelerate your career in almost any profession, fast tracking you into management positions. This can lead to substantial gains in salary.

Leadership courses are offered worldwide, often bringing together an international student base. Prices can vary considerably based on travel, length of course, and the institution at which the course is offered.

A course in leadership gives you the ability to grow an incredibly flexible skillset that increases your potential in virtually any field that involves working with a team. Leadership skills are directly transferable to excelling in a career in politics, the military, medical settings, as well as corporate settings. If you plan on owning and operating a small business, leading and effectively managing your employees can mean the difference between success and failure.

Options for engaging in summer leadership courses range from accredited online classes, which can fit around work and childcare schedules, to intensive international courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Leysin American School

Through a perfectly blended mix of cutting-edge, fun, and engaging activities, company visits, and high-level guest speakers, LAS edge™ is designed to broaden your horizo ... [+]

Why LAS Edge?

LAS edge™ is a new and exclusive program we are offering for students aged 13 and up. Aimed at highly motivated students, LAS edge™ will provide a platform for self-awareness and confidence development. This will allow students to gain a perspective on their leadership potential. Edge is a three-week program of self-discovery, focusing on our three core values – Innovation, Compassion, and Responsibility. It is designed for students who really want to participate in something completely different. The program offers a variety of challenging topics that will be explored in depth, including company visits, well-known guest speakers, and dynamic activities designed to push students limits.... [-]

Switzerland Leysin
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating intro ... [+]

Overview

Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating introduction to this discipline and its relevance to contemporary world issues.

Academic Content

This course combines politics and international relations with the study of what it takes to be a successful leader. Through a compelling mixture of debate, written assignments and lectures, you’ll learn all about the contemporary issues that dominate world politics, ranging from human rights infringements to terrorism and nuclear proliferation. You’ll consider the methods of social scientific enquiry, the role of democracy in British politics, and the political systems of other countries. Discussion is enhanced by the numerous different perspectives offered by you and your fellow students, who come to Oxford Royale Academy from all over the world.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
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2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

The Oxford Enterprise Program is designed to provide students aged 16-18 with a summer course consisting of both academic classes in international business and group acti ... [+]

The Oxford Enterprise Program is designed to provide students aged 16-18 with a summer course consisting of both academic classes in international business and group activities focusing on leadership. The course is aimed at students who plan to study business at University – the business leaders of the future! This program is also available in London and Cambridge. For students aged 13-15, ORA offers an Introduction to Enterprise course.

Academic Content

Students are taught the principles of business management, economics, and finance in small groups, and will be given the opportunity to learn the principles of accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and business ethics. In addition to the academic classes, skills-based workshops will develop the students’ presentation and leadership skills for the benefit of their future business goals. The program will include a competitive element in which students will work as a group to research, design and market a new business idea. The program will culminate with an Enterprise Fair during which students will have the opportunity to present their ideas to others within the school. ... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
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Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
GBSB Global Business School

Join us this summer in Barcelona! GBSB Global’s Summer School in Barcelona provides a great opportunity for students from all over the world to utilize their summer holid ... [+]

Digital and Leadership Summer School in Barcelona

Join us this summer in Barcelona! GBSB Global’s Summer School in Barcelona provides a great opportunity for students from all over the world to utilize their summer holidays to get a head start on their education and excel academically. For two consecutive weeks, July 9th-20th, 2018, students will explore the topic of digital business and will have the occasion to experience what life feels like as an entrepreneur or a business leader in an innovative organization.

While studying, enjoy the city. There is no place quite like Barcelona in the summer. Tranquil waters, jovial beaches and beautiful weather only begin to describe it. This intriguing city nestled along the Mediterranean has just the right balance, a booming international business environment matched by an unparalleled allure for fun. From sonic music festivals to the invigorating startup scene, this is the place to be this summer!... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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2 weeks
Campus
ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎

Our Youth Leadership summer school course gives students the opportunity to discover their own potential by developing interpersonal and leadership skills, increasing the ... [+]

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university town of St Andrews. Students who gain a place at ISSOS will be able to create a personalised three-week program to suit both their academic needs and wider interests, by choosing one academic and one elective program. At the ISSOS we believe that each student deserves to discover their potential and acquire the skills, confidence and motivation to make things happen and bring about change. An exciting series of interactive workshops, energetic summer school activities and fun-filled challenges specifically designed to inspire and enable each and every student to uncover their unique abilities, develop greater confidence and master strategies for success in the classroom and beyond.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Bifröst University

The aim of this course is to raise general awareness of the gender gap and bias women face when climbing the corporate ladder and provide participants with effective tool ... [+]

Leadership and Gender Equality in the 21st century Bifröst University Iceland June 29 - July 20

It is a well-known fact that women are underrepresented in top tier role e.g., in business, politics and academia, fields that thereby forego a vast resource of leadership potential. Lack of diversity in terms of gender, race, religion and other aspects is, therefore, an ocean of lost opportunities and a general loss in terms of economic growth and general societal welfare. The core of this course revolves around leadership and leadership theories in the context of gender.

In the international political debate, Iceland is considered an excellent example of success in terms of gender equality, often considered as the ‘equality’s paradise’ and will be particularly discussed in comparison with other countries and parts of the world. Research has demonstrated that companies and institutions who are inclusive in terms of leadership and governance are outperforming others that do not demonstrate the same diversity. Furthermore, there is a correlation between gender equality and the level of societal welfare.... [-]

Iceland Borgarnes
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3 weeks
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The International Summer School for Teens

Build confidence and resilience and develop the skills required to be a great leader as well as a team player. ... [+]

Developing Leadership Skills

Our Sports Leadership Elective will give you confidence and resilience through team building, team sports and developing skills for individual excellence.

This class is designed to develop self-confidence and positive leadership through sport and active outdoor pursuits. With access to numerous indoor and outdoor sports facilities as well as the breath-taking countryside, this class provides a wide variety of sporting opportunities for all levels and abilities. Students will work to develop their sport leadership skills through teamwork, goal setting and effective communication. This class is well suited to students who love sports or those who are just keen to try something new. It is also highly beneficial for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
July 2019
20 days
Campus
Wellesley College

The Wellesley Contemporary Women's Leadership Institute offers the Wellesley experience -- incredible faculty and classes, supportive mentoring, and lasting friendships - ... [+]

Empower undergraduate women with education and confidence for leadership, at the place where thousands of accomplished women began their path.

As one of the world’s preeminent colleges for women, Wellesley is pleased to offer the Contemporary Women’s Leadership Institute – an immersive approach to personal leadership and success.

Wellesley is proud of its strong history of educating female leaders from around the world, across all industries and walks of life. Wellesley's ability to mold the next generation of female leaders comes from its own investment in gender equality and women's empowerment. At Wellesley, we have a high percentage of female-tenured faculty, a history of only female presidents, and countless opportunities for young women to engage in student leadership roles. In this environment, students discover in themselves unparalleled possibilities. The Wellesley Contemporary Women's Leadership Institute offers the Wellesley experience -- incredible faculty and classes, supportive mentoring, and lasting friendships -- in a five-week, life-changing journey.... [-]

USA Wellesley
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5 weeks
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