Leadership in Action

The Youth Arts Leaders Conference, previously known as Student Leaders Workshop, has equipped and empowered thousands of students to be effective arts leaders since 2007. In the 2020 and 2021 digital conferences, we are glad to have 500 participants each year from 40 schools. Students from bands, Chinese orchestras, string ensembles and gamelan ensemble were on this platform to learn and encourage each other through this new medium.

After a two-year hiatus from the face-to-face conference, we are excited to bring back the physical conference this year. The conference is opened to all student leaders of music CCA groups in secondary school, junior colleges and polytechnics.

Comprising lectures, breakout discussions, and hands-on sessions, the YALC will empower leaders with tools to lead in the new normal. The international and local music educators and leadership specialists at YALC will share insightful information and practical toolkit with student leaders in areas of Personal Leadership, Leading Others and Musical Leadership to equip them for the coming year. Your students will also get to meet other youth arts leaders from NUS to share best practices and solutions for everyday operational issues.

What You Can Expect

Students will be able to take specialised online and in-person modules based on their roles and responsibilities in their performing arts groups. They will receive progress reports on how well they have understood leadership concepts and receive personalized analytics on their leadership styles. Students can expect to learn and discuss concepts and issues in their leadership roles via lectures, discussions with band director facilitators and youth leaders from NUS arts groups. Notable topics include:

  • Becoming the Leader Others want to Follow

  • Types of followers and Transforming Bystanders

  • Conditions that Encourage Participation

  • Planning, Managing and Executing an Effective Sectional

  • Introduction to Arranging Music

  • How to Manage Year 1s and Beginners

  • Functions of an Effective Student Leadership Team

  • Sharing of Best Practices by NUS CFA Groups Leaders

Becoming An Effective Leader For Your Arts Group

  • Earn Certificates

    Build your credibility. Receive a printable Certificate of Completion for each course you complete.

  • Connect with Professionals

    Be exposed to the world of professional artists and learn how they hone and master their craft.

  • Grow the Arts with fellow Arts Leaders

    Collaborate and share ideas through this platform for new exciting projects.

Time to start learning!

Youth Arts Leaders CONNECT! 2021 LIVE

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