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2024

The Leadership Competition by the Harvard MUN Team

Learn leadership skills from Harvard student mentors, compete in challenges & develop project proposals to benefit your community.

Eligibility

Grades 8th -12th

Duration

3 Weeks

Early Application Date

5 March, 2024

[Regular Date: 10 Mar, 2024]

Program Fee for Early Applicants

USD 80

[Regular Fee: USD 120]

Application deadline

10 March, 2024

Program Delivery

Zoom Led

About the Competition

The Leadership Competition by the Harvard MUN Team is an online competition over the course of three weekends. Students will have the opportunity to learn about leadership skills from a team of Harvard student mentors, and then apply those skills over the course of two competition rounds. The select students will develop a project proposal, explaining how they can use their leadership skills to benefit their community.

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Why Join?

Compete in challenges & develop project proposals to benefit your community

Leadership Development

Develop key leadership and interpersonal skills including communication, strategy, decision-making and creativity.

Problem Solving

Hone problem-solving abilities involved with an impact challenge.

Exclusive Mentorship

Get detailed feedback and points of improvement from current Harvard students – both from mentors throughout the competition and from judges.

Get Mentored

Semi-finalist and Finalist teams get project mentorship from Harvard mentors

Networking Opportunities

Forge value-rich, lasting networks with Ivy league mentors, global leaders, and peers around the world who share your passions and thoughts.

Build Your Global Network

Learn from and connect with other like-minded and high-performing students around the world with a similar drive towards leadership.

Awards & Recognitions

Showcase your achievements to the world

Certificates

Certificates from Harvard ICMUN (at Harvard International Relations Council) and Learn with Leaders

Webinars/Masterclass

Access to all LWL webinar/masterclass.

LwL Social Media Feature

Get a chance to be featured on Learn with Leaders’ Social Media platforms.

Portfolio Enhancement

Enhance your resume and student portfolio with certificates and actionable projects.

'Innovate for Impact' Challenge

Identify a pressing problem or issue within your community or society and develop innovative solutions that can bring about positive and transformative change. Think creatively, explore new technologies, and propose novel approaches to address the identified challenge. The focus will be on generating ideas and solutions that have the potential to make a lasting impact.

'Embrace Diversity' Challenge

Promote inclusion and celebrate diversity within communities. Explore and understand the unique backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives of individuals from different walks of life. Design initiatives or projects that foster inclusivity, promote equality, and create a sense of belonging for all community members.

'Crisis Response and Resilience' Challenge

Equip individuals and communities with the skills and strategies needed to effectively respond to and recover from various crises, be it natural disasters, pandemics, or socio-economic challenges. Develop comprehensive plans and frameworks that enhance community resilience, minimize the impact of crises, and facilitate swift recovery.

Overview

The Leadership Competition by the Harvard MUN Team is an online competition over the course of three weekends. Students will have the opportunity to learn about leadership skills from a team of student mentors from the Harvard MUN Team, and then apply those skills over the course of two competition rounds.

https://learnwithleaders.com/application_form/the-leadership-competition-by-the-harvard-mun-team/

Schedule

Timings are in EST Time Zone

Date

March 23, 2024 -Saturday

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm-ET


Webinars

Students will attend two webinars on leadership, focusing on the inter-personal skills required to be a successful leader.

Webinar 1: Leadership Basics: What makes a good leader?

Webinar 2: Leadership Skills: Communication, Team-Building

Date

March 24, 2024 -Sunday

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm-ET


Webinars

Students will attend two webinars on leadership, focusing on decision-making skills necessary for effective leadership. Students will also learn about impact challenges and leadership competitions to prepare them for the second half of the program.

Webinar 1: Leadership skills: Communication, strategy, creativity

Webinar 2: Competition Preparation

At the end of the webinars, the groups for the Impact Challenge will be assigned and the format of the Challenge will be explained. A rubric will be provided to students at this time, although the actual prompt will be released the following Saturday.

Date

March 30, 2024 -Saturday

Time

8:00 am - 12:00 pm-


Impact Challenge

Timings: 8 AM-12 PM ET

The Impact Challenge prompt will pose a fictional problem to the students based on real world issues and ask them to create an innovative solution in groups.

8 AM: Prompt will be released at 8AM ET, alongside group assignments.

9AM-12 PM ET (Office hours): Each group is expected to submit a maximum three page write-up identifying how they have responded to the problems identified in the prompt.

Finalists Announced Saturday Evening EST

Date

March 31, 2024 -Sunday

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am-


Leadership Proposal Start

Finalists will meet for a short session with mentors to ask any questions of the Harvard MUN Team. The Leadership Proposal will require finalist students to develop a project proposal that responds to a real world issue facing their community, identifying the issue as well as their potential solution.

Date

April 6, 2024 -Saturday

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am-ET


Leadership Proposal

Finalists will have Monday through Friday to develop a proposal integrating the skills taught in the webinars and tested in the impact challenge. Throughout the final week, office hours with Harvard student mentors will be available for students looking for feedback or help with their leadership proposal.

Leadership Proposal Presentations

Finalists will present their proposals before a panel of judges, all of whom are on the Harvard MUN Team.

Winners will be announced Saturday evening.

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