Yearly Archives: 2014

Thank You for A Great Leadership Academy!

Thank You for A Great Leadership Academy!

Our first Leadership Academy in China concluded on August 15, 2014. It was a wonderful two weeks for all of us, students, instructors, and administrators. We …

 

Everyone Can Be A Leader

Everyone Can Be A Leader

We planned how to teach something to our TAs and the rest of the students. We thought about how to show the knowledge to everyone …

 

Who Am I Becoming As A Leader?

Who Am I Becoming As A Leader?

Vincent Van Gogh was the greatest artist of the modern world. His painting style creates the modern art and made the basis of platform design. …

 

Who Am I Becoming As a Leader?

Who Am I Becoming As a Leader?

After two weeks I guess I am becoming more and more confident. It’s the biggest thing I learnt. There are so many chances that …

 

The Leadership Academy Is Ending but Our Knowledge Is Staying with Us

The Leadership Academy Is Ending but Our Knowledge Is Staying with Us

Today, we showed our group project in front of the whole class. And I was the leader of my group, Group 2. So, when I …

 

Leadership Has Practical Applications

Leadership Has Practical Applications

“The teacher let us get used to the feeling of standing on the platform, so they let us introduce each other. Afterwards we learned how …

 

The Leadership Academy Has Been A Great Experience

The Leadership Academy Has Been A Great Experience

Today is the 7th day of us participating the Leadership Academy. When I was told that I would participate in the Leadership Academy, I was …

 

Reflecting on The Benefits of Leadership

Reflecting on The Benefits of Leadership

I was very impressed to learn about a term called “polarity” today. It means there is not only one answer to a question. In China, …

 

Improving Through Leadership

Improving Through Leadership

  “HELLO, This is my first time to write e-mail in English. Maybe there are many mistakes in it. I feel really sorry about that. Now let’s …

 

Leadership Is An Enriching Experience

Leadership Is An Enriching Experience

Today is the sixth day of the course. I gained a lot from these six days. At the start of the course, everyone felt very …

 

What Impressed Me Today?

What Impressed Me Today?

One week ago, I was still an ignorant child about how to be a leader and about public speaking. These things have totally changed in …

 

The Leadership Academy Is Helping Us to Be Better Learners

The Leadership Academy Is Helping Us to Be Better Learners

Today is the fifth learning day of Duke University’s leadership academy. I am so glad that I can be the blog writer. A week ago, …

 

We Are Thoroughly Enjoying Our Leadership Academy

We Are Thoroughly Enjoying Our Leadership Academy

This first week we learned lots of new skills about leadership. I know as a leader we should include other people. This is a very …

 

A Lot of Positive Changes

A Lot of Positive Changes

These lessons are very interesting. It is very different from what I have learned before. We do more activities than we do exercises. At the …

 

A New Way of Learning

A New Way of Learning

In China the students are always taught knowledge. We found this class different at first. This class helps us have experiences and knowledge in order …

 

Making New Friends Through Leadership

Making New Friends Through Leadership

“Today we did a lot of work. The work I like most is the big group discussion about someone’s favourite activity. We discussed a lot …

 

We Have Made New Friends Through Leadership

We Have Made New Friends Through Leadership

The first thing that impressed me today is the conversation practice we did this morning. I learned that it is important for a good leader …

 

Finding Our Strengths

Finding Our Strengths

”I am Paul, today is the fourth learning day of the DUKE UNIVERSITY’s leadership curriculum, and I feel specially honored to write a blog today. …

 

So Many New Learning Experiences

So Many New Learning Experiences

In our class we made the rules including laying down measures of punishment together with our teachers. What impressed me most about the class to …

 

Leadership Is A Complex And Valuable Skill

Leadership Is A Complex And Valuable Skill

        “Today I was impressed to learn that for a leader always saying “yes” to your teammates is really important. It’s not only a way to …

 

We Are Developing Our Leadership Skills

We Are Developing Our Leadership Skills

“Today is the third learning day of the DUKE UNIVERSITY’s leadership curriculum. These few days, I found out that our teachers are amiable. They taught …

 

Learning About Leadership is Interesting and Fun

Learning About Leadership is Interesting and Fun

During these lessons, I enjoy the way of teaching. It’s joyful. Today we discussed what leadership is. Its qualities are difficult to define. But they …

 

We Are Learning a Lot

We Are Learning a Lot

“Today was the second day of our Leadership class for Duke Summer Academy. We spent the first part of class writing down our today’s feelings. …

 

Our First Day of Classes

Our First Day of Classes

  First day of class today, August 4 — students were asked to journal about “What did I learn today?” and “What Else do I Want …

 

Our Opening Ceremony

Our Opening Ceremony

On August 3 we had our opening ceremony.             There was a lot of excitement from staff and students. Everybody was ready to start the program and …

 

The Start of Our Program

The Start of Our Program

The Start of Our Program By Jane Abbate   It is August 2, the evening before we all depart to our schools to meet our new students. We …

 

Leadership Academy in China

Leadership Academy in China

Leadership Academy in China By Joanne Martin   With little hesitation, I accepted the invitation to join an international teaching team to deliver a leadership development program to …

 

A Letter to Parents

A Letter to Parents

July 28, 2014 Our staff has been preparing for the LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IN CHINA from July 16 – 24, 2014 on Duke’s majestic campus.  We invited …

 

Preparing for the Leadership Academy in China

Preparing for the Leadership Academy in China

Leadership Academy in China Dr. Michael Forlenza   It was many months ago when Dr. Nicki Charles, Director of the Summer College and Summer Academy for high school …

 

A Short Reflection

A Short Reflection

This is the last week we’ll live at Duke university, we will cherish every moment, cherish every friend we meet. Though at first we were …

 

Sophie’s Experience

Sophie’s Experience

The best decision I have made during this year is choosing to participate in this summer academy program—-Duke Leadership. I chose the Leadership Course because …

 

A Great 20 Days

A Great 20 Days

This is the third time I’ve been to the US. Besides the high quality of education, long history, high rank in US universities, for me, …

 

Lego Man

Lego Man

On Friday, Summer Academy students did an activity called “Lego Man.” We were split into groups and each group received a bag of Legos. Each …

 

How to be a Leader

How to be a Leader

I have had a good experience at Duke Summer Academy. Personally, I really like the course. There are lots of activities during the classes especially …

 

The First Day

The First Day

Today was the first day of our Leadership class for Duke Summer Academy. We spent the first part of class talking about leaders around the …