Global Leadership Lab

Over the course of 12 sessions, 32 BIS students from 8th, 9th, and 10th standards participated in a Global Leadership Lab, which is a premier extracurricular program that develops global leadership skills of students through Model United Nations. The goals of the program were for students to develop hard and soft skills that would help them become better leaders with multiple skills including public speaking, researching, debating, negotiating and resolution-writing. One of the main objectives of this course is to develop global awareness in the students. By the end of the course, participants had debated a diverse array of topics: from the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria to civil war in Syria, all the way to Russia’s occupation of Ukraine and how to combat illegal narcotics trafficking. Finally, the program concluded with a full-day Model United Nations simulation, where students were recorded when debating, so that they could watch themselves and learn from their observations. At the end of the course, students felt more confident about their public speaking skills, learnt how to better structure their speeches and were able to persuade other delegates in committee. For more about the Global Leadership Lab at BIS,