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TEACHING IN MACAO

The opportunity to provide leadership training to international Global Youth Leadership Network scholars in Macao, China was challenging and exciting.

 
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After delivering a keynote at the "International Trends in Education" summit at the University of Macao, I was joined by two alumni Teaching Fellows whom I had trained and supervised for two years, the outstanding Lily Ren and James White. We provided 3 days of intensive leadership training to forty undergraduate and graduate leadership scholars from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Macao.

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From work on unconscious bias to public speaking workshops to exploring leadership styles through improv, it was a joyful and rewarding three days. This experience confirmed for me that when you teach leadership above and below the neck, you are able to build the leadership capacity of students--and connect them--across national, disciplinary, cultural, age, and political differences.

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A gallery walk where students created original art to reflect on what they had un/learned during out three days together cemented both the learning and the friendships.