Stanford Club Of Singapore
Inaugural Stanford Leadership Challenge 2015
The central idea is to have teams of 4 interdisciplinary students (science, maths, social science and humanities) dissect, debate and discuss a case from the leadership perspective.
In round One, the teams will present their case findings and recommendations while the opposing team will try to ‘demolish’ the arguments.
In round Two, the teams will switch roles for another case.
In round Three, the audience will be able question both teams of the intricacies of each case.
In round Four, the judging panel, will pose three questions to each team. The Stanford Club judging panel will then evaluate and decide on the winning team.
The rounds are based on two articles which each team has about 5-days to prepare. The Stanford Leadership Challenge is a discussion forum (this is not a debate as there are no right or wrong answers) based on the topic related to in the article.
The Team members presented their thinking on the following questions:
What is your Team’s understanding from the science, mathematics, social science and humanities perspective (including analysis of the issue in relation to human progress)?
- How would you develop this topic educationally to maximise its potential impact?
Finalists preparing their questions
Our three judges Bob Fox, Aaron Hallmark and Ong Kok Chye are in deep thought
Stanford Club of Singapore President Goh Puay Guan and the Winning Team, ACS (Independent)
The opposing team then tackles the topic by pointing out the flaws/weaknesses in the arguments presented in (in 3 questions which could contain many parts!). The assessment of the Teams are based on:
Depth of analysis
Relation to human endeavour
The audience also participated and asked questions and of course, finally, the judges from the Stanford Club of Singapore quizzed both Teams.
The Prelims took place on 30th May with 4 Teams from Dunman High, ACS (I), AJC and NJC at National Junior College. The ACS Independent and Dunman High teams emerged as the finalists.
Thus, on 6th June, the two Teams challenged each other at Dunman High. The two articles are on George Orwell and ‘what will appal our grandchildren?’. ACS Independent emerged as the Champion for the inaugural Stanford Leadership Challenge. Prizes were awarded by Stanford Club of Singapore President Goh Puay Guan.
With the enthusiastic response from Schools, the EC has decided to make this an annual event and the finals will be hosted by ACS Independent in 2016. It is expected that more teams will participate next year.
By Lu Cheng-Yang
Stanford Club Secretary 2015
SG49.5 Theme - RED attire Happy Hour
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|Date||:||Friday, 27 February 2015|
|Venue||:||The Atrium Bar – Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595|
|Time||:||6pm to late|
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