Program Information

Public speaking

program

 Introduction to Public Speaking

公開演說介紹

Body Language

肢體語言

     

Knowing your Audience

了解聽眾

    

Speech Content

演說內容

     

Speech Presentation

演說實踐

Introduction to public speaking

Class 1 will provide an introduction to the discipline of public speaking. What is public speaking, and why should we practice it? Why is it an important skill to have as you enter university and, eventually, move into the workforce? Students will play games and do warm-up activities that will familiarize them with the practice of giving speeches and making arguments, then watch and analyze famous speeches to understand why they are effective.

Body language

Class 2 will focus on body language and using movement, eye contact, and facial expressions in order to deliver an effective speech. Students will be up and moving around the classroom, practicing good body language and poor body language, and demonstrating ways that animated facial expressions can be used to convey different emotions.

Knowing your audience

Who you are speaking to is as important as what you are saying. Class 3 will help students to understand their audience’s backgrounds, emotions, and desires so that they can tailor their speeches to suit their listeners. Students will practice delivering impromptu speeches to different “types” of audiences, including older listeners, younger listeners, listeners who agree with them, and listeners who disagree.

Speech content

Now that we have discussed techniques for presenting yourself effectively when giving a speech, Class 4 will focus on the content of the speech itself. We will discuss the different purposes a speech can serve (to persuade, to inform, to entertain, or to describe), the importance of choosing interesting content, and how to organize and present this content in an engaging way. This class will guide students through the process of brainstorming an issue that is important to them and beginning to write their own two-minute speeches.

Speech presentation

Students will have the beginning of Class 5 to finish writing and revising their speeches with the help of the course instructors as well as our NTU teaching assistants. During the second half of class, we will watch each student’s two-minute presentation, give feedback, and award them with a certificate for completing the course.

Introduction to leadership

Class 1 will introduce the idea of leadership and challenge students to begin thinking about the qualities an effective leader should have. We will highlight the importance of leadership in all aspects of life, including small-scale leadership in schools and communities all the way up to leadership on a global scale. Students will talk about leaders they admire and why, and do various ice-breaking games and activities that will allow them to begin honing the positive qualities of a leader.

Goal-setting and using resources

Class 2 will focus on the first two important skills that a leader or change-maker must master: setting goals, and using resources effectively. Students will begin by learning how to take larger goals and dreams and turn them into smaller, step-by-step goals that will make them easier to achieve. Next, students will learn how to make full use of the resources they have available to them as a leader, such as funding, materials, or human capital. Class 2 will finish with a scenario in which small groups of students are given a set of resources and must create a plan to improve their schools or communities with them, clearly outlining their goals along the way.

Problem-solving and negotiation

Class 3 will teach two more important skills required of effective leaders: problem-solving and negotiation. Students will practice taking a problem and breaking it down into its effects, recognizing the actions that can be taken to solve this problem. Next, students will learn techniques for negotiating with the people they work with, learning how to reach compromises when their interests differ. This class will include interactive role-play activities that will allow students to simulate negotiation and problem-solving in different settings, such as in the classroom or in the workplace.

Social innovation

In Class 4, students will be challenged to display their newfound leadership skills in a simulated setting. Students will take on the role of United Nations delegates tasked with creating a project proposal to tackle a certain social problem facing the globe. Working in small groups, students will research the problem they have been assigned and begin creating a poster that outlines their proposed solution.

United nations summit

It’s time for our United Nations summit! Students will spend the beginning of class 5 fine-tuning their social innovation proposals. The rest of class will be spent hearing each group’s presentation, discussing them, and awarding students with certificates for completing the course.

leadership

program

Introduction to Leadership

領導力介紹

     

Goal-Setting and Using Resources

設定目標與運用資源

     

Problem-Solving and Negotiation

解決問題與談判技巧

   

Social Innovation

社會創新

    

United Nations Summit

模擬聯合國高峰會

debating

program

Introduction to Debate

辯論介紹

    

Brainstorming and Case-Building

個案建立

Refutation and Summary

辯駁技巧與論點整理

     

Delivery and Preparation

辯論準備

     

Mock Tournament Day

模擬辯論賽

Introduction to Debate

Class 1 will provide an introduction to the craft of debate, the different styles that exist, and the holistic structure. Students will be given insight into the how to construct a case through research, how to effectively deliver, and how to summarize. They will analyze through national champions of debate and understand why they are effective. 

Brainstorming and Case-Building

Students will brainstorm as a large group what issue they want to focus on and delve into, as the camp will culminate in a debate tournament on this issue. They will begin researching for both sides of the topic, since during a debate, you can get either side. They will be assigned to partners and be given time and resources to research and learn the elements that build strong arguments. 

Refutation and Summary

Class 3 will be focused on refutation and counterpoints, where students will engage in exercises that allow them to work on quick thinking of counterpoints. This day will be focused on how to get to the core of an argument, as well as be a smarter debater, by predicting the arguments of the other side. This class will also focused on how to effectively summarize an argument, in order to make it clear and concise to the listeners and judges.

Delivery and Preparation

During class 4, students will be preparing for the mock tournament that will occur in the last class. We will first be doing exercises in strong and effective delivery, and students will continue to refine their cases in preparation of the final class. Students will be given individualized attention on delivery and clear communication, and work on persuasiveness and charisma.

Mock Tournament Day

The final class will be the culmination of what students have learned in debate camp through a mock debate tournament! Students will be paired to debate with one another with a judge who will help give them feedback, and we will do process of elimination, given the time constraints. The last part of the class will be spent reflecting on takeaways and individual improvements for the future. We will award students certificates for completing the program, as well as awards for the winning teams in the tournament!

Introduction to entrepreneurship

In this class we will deep dive into what is entrepreneurship. Why do most endeavors to start a company fail? We will learn how to evaluate opportunities properly and prepare yourself for the startup journey.

Innovation & Product design

During class 2, we will learn about the key essence of innovation. How does one capture an opportunity and design tests that will allow you to find out more about your market and your hypothesis?

User experience & Web design

We will learn about one of the key factors to gain customer loyalty during this digital era: User experience. How to design a good user experience on your website that will lead to a high Net Promoter Score from your users

Elevator pitch & Build MVP

Improving your product/service based on what you learn from your tests is essential to finding product market fit. Entrepreneurs use minimal resources to build Minimal Viable Products to test markets. Often also giving elevator pitches to early stage investors to gain initial funding.

Customer acquisition & Growth

In this class, we will talk about the different approaches to acquire customers and which numbers indicates your efficiency of doing so. Then we will move on to the strategies of growing a company towards going public.

Fundraising

During class 6, we will learn about the financing of a venture. How do startups become larger and key components of successfully fundraising for your company.

Venture capital

Most startups eventually will need to raise money in order for the company to grow and operate in a larger scale. Venture capitals are whom invest in startups and assist entrepreneurs to take on the next challenge. We will learn about how to negotiate with VC and how investors evaluate startups.

Final pitch

Last but not least, all students will be giving a pitch about their idea and try to raise money from professional early stage investors. We will give out awards to those who exceed throughout this course.

entrepreneurship

program

Introduction to entrepreneurship

創業介紹

    

Innovation & Product design

創新與產品設計

Elevator Pitch & Build MVP

電梯簡報與最小可行性產品建構

     

User Experience & Web design

用戶體驗設計及網站建構

     

Customer acquisition & Growth

獲取客戶及用戶增長

Fundraising

募資介紹

Venture capital

創投產業介紹

Final Pitch

募資實務

YOUTH leadership
program

Introduction to Leadership

領導力介紹

     

Goal-Setting and Using Resources

設定目標與運用資源

     

Problem-Solving and Negotiation

解決問題與談判技巧

   

Social Innovation

社會創新

    

United Nations Summit

模擬聯合國高峰會

Introduction to leadership

Class 1 will introduce the idea of leadership and challenge students to begin thinking about the qualities an effective leader should have. We will highlight the importance of leadership in all aspects of life, including small-scale leadership in schools and communities all the way up to leadership on a global scale. Students will talk about leaders they admire and why, and do various ice-breaking games and activities that will allow them to begin honing the positive qualities of a leader.

Goal-setting and using resources

Class 2 will focus on the first two important skills that a leader or change-maker must master: setting goals, and using resources effectively. Students will begin by learning how to take larger goals and dreams and turn them into smaller, step-by-step goals that will make them easier to achieve. Next, students will learn how to make full use of the resources they have available to them as a leader, such as funding, materials, or human capital. Class 2 will finish with a scenario in which small groups of students are given a set of resources and must create a plan to improve their schools or communities with them, clearly outlining their goals along the way.

Problem-solving and negotiation

Class 3 will teach two more important skills required of effective leaders: problem-solving and negotiation. Students will practice taking a problem and breaking it down into its effects, recognizing the actions that can be taken to solve this problem. Next, students will learn techniques for negotiating with the people they work with, learning how to reach compromises when their interests differ. This class will include interactive role-play activities that will allow students to simulate negotiation and problem-solving in different settings, such as in the classroom or in the workplace.

Social innovation

In Class 4, students will be challenged to display their newfound leadership skills in a simulated setting. Students will take on the role of United Nations delegates tasked with creating a project proposal to tackle a certain social problem facing the globe. Working in small groups, students will research the problem they have been assigned and begin creating a poster that outlines their proposed solution.

United nations summit

It’s time for our United Nations summit! Students will spend the beginning of class 5 fine-tuning their social innovation proposals. The rest of class will be spent hearing each group’s presentation, discussing them, and awarding students with certificates for completing the course.

Neuroscience and Genetics

Class 1 will focus on advances in basic science research focusing particularly on the fields of neuroscience and genetics. We will discuss the principles of model organisms, polymerase chain reaction, DNA microarrays, and DNA/RNA sequencing. Students will also learn how to present methods and results in a scientific paper (or expected method and results for the purposes of a grant proposal). They will also present on different papers’ methods sections to gain an understanding of the modern tools doctors and scientists use to do biomedical research.

Cancer and Infectious Diseases

Class 2 will focus on advances in translational and clinical research, focusing particularly on the fields of cancer and infectious diseases. We will discuss the principles behind cancer vaccines, stem cells, clinical trials, and the drug discovery process. Students will also learn how to importance of a rigorous analysis of results from scientific experiments. They will present on different papers analysis section to gain an understanding of the how scientists present their data and then rigorously analyze their data to extract meaningful insight and contribute to their respective fields.

Addiction, Mental Health, and Health Disparities

Class 3 will focus on advances in population/community health research focusing particularly on the fields of drug addiction, mental health, and health disparities. We will discuss how health can be determined by a variety of factors including the social and economic determinants of health, the impact of research on health policy, and the field of global health. Students will also learn how doctors and scientists typically conclude their research articles, with a discussion section. They will present on different papers to gain an understanding of the importance of a discussion the narrative of a scientific project. Finally, students will work on their grant proposals for the final class.

Science Fair

Our course will culminate with a mock science fair! Instead of presenting on results, students will present proposals for research topics they have investigated during this course and answer questions other students may have in the audience. A special emphasis will be places on adhering to the principles of effective scientific communication discussed in previous classes, such as introductions, methods, results, analysis, and discussion. We will award students certificates for completing the program as well as awards for those who exceed expectations throughout the course.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

Neuroscience and Genetics

​神經科學及基因學

    

Cancer and Infectious Diseases

癌症與傳染病

Addiction, Mental Health, and Health Disparities

隱疾, 心理健康與健康不平等

     

Science Fair

​科學博覽會

GLOBAL leadership
program

Goal-Setting and Using Resources

設定目標與運用資源

     

Problem-Solving and Negotiation

解決問題與談判技巧

   

Social Innovation

社會創新

    

United Nations Summit

模擬聯合國高峰會

Goal-setting and using resources

Class 1 will focus on the first two important skills that a leader or change-maker must master: setting goals, and using resources effectively. Students will begin by learning how to take larger goals and dreams and turn them into smaller, step-by-step goals that will make them easier to achieve. Next, students will learn how to make full use of the resources they have available to them as a leader, such as funding, materials, or human capital. Class 2 will finish with a scenario in which small groups of students are given a set of resources and must create a plan to improve their schools or communities with them, clearly outlining their goals along the way.

Problem-solving and negotiation

Class 2 will teach two more important skills required of effective leaders: problem-solving and negotiation. Students will practice taking a problem and breaking it down into its effects, recognizing the actions that can be taken to solve this problem. Next, students will learn techniques for negotiating with the people they work with, learning how to reach compromises when their interests differ. This class will include interactive role-play activities that will allow students to simulate negotiation and problem-solving in different settings, such as in the classroom or in the workplace.

Social innovation

In Class 3, students will be challenged to display their newfound leadership skills in a simulated setting. Students will take on the role of United Nations delegates tasked with creating a project proposal to tackle a certain social problem facing the globe. Working in small groups, students will research the problem they have been assigned and begin creating a poster that outlines their proposed solution.

United nations summit

It’s time for our United Nations summit! Students will spend the beginning of class 4 fine-tuning their social innovation proposals. The rest of class will be spent hearing each group’s presentation, discussing them, and awarding students with certificates for completing the course.

Dates & Locations

Taiwan Programs:

-Public Speaking program: TBD/COVID-19
-Leadership program: TBD/COVID-19

-Youth Leadership program: TBD/COVID-19

Taiwan Online Programs:

-Public Speaking program: 7/05-07
-Leadership program: 7/07-09

-Youth Leadership program: 7/11-13

Global Online Programs:

-Global Leadership program: 7/31-08/01

-Biomedical Research Program: 8/7-8

-Problem Solving Program: 8/14-15

Program Fee

Program Fee:24,000​ NTD

Taiwan Online Programs:6,000 NTD

Global Online Programs:9,000 NTD

Program Fee Includes:

  • Program & material fee

  • Program certificate

  • Administration fee 

Offline program also includes:

  • Lunch

  • Venue rental fee

  • Framed photo with speakers

Notes

  • Eligibility:15-18 year old students

    • Youth Leadership : 11-14 year olds

  • Language:Fully English

  • Certificates will be rewarded for students who complete the program

  • This program does not include accommodation