DEVELOPING NJC STUDENTS AS SERVANT LEADERS
As reflected in the College’s mission of developing every NJCian to be a leader, we believe in developing them into leaders who are morally sound, socially responsible with a sense of rootedness based on the principles of Servant Leadership.
WHAT IS SERVANT LEADERSHIP?
A leader is one who aspires to lead as a means to serve. This is in contrast to a non-Servant Leader who seeks to be a leader first. Accordingly, the success of a Servant Leader is not measured by the position one attains but by the degree of influence one exercises.
The 5 qualities that a NJC Servant Leader should possess are:
- Listen without Judgment
- Be Authentic
- Build Community
- Share Power
- Develop People
NJC students are developed along the 5 Leadership Competencies as part of 21st Century Competencies that we believe all students should possess.
Leadership Development is embedded in the different co-curriculum programmes in the College:
- Boarding Programmes
- Co-Curricular Activities
- Cultural Mapping
- CCE Programmes such as Education and Career Guidance
- House Sessions
- Personal Reflection under Mentorship of Personal Mentors
- Town Hall Sessions
- Values in Action (Local and Overseas) Programmes
As extension to the cohort-wide programme, there are roles and responsibilities that NJC students can take up to enhance their leadership experience:
- Student Council
- CCA Leadership
- Class Committee (including Class Chairperson, NE Ambassador)
- House Affiliates
- Leaders in Boarding
- Ad-hoc Project Leaders (e.g. Overseas VIA Project Leaders)
- Sapphire Scholars Programme