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Cambridge Leadership Exchange Program (Malaysia Group)

Unlock your leadership potential with the Cambridge Leadership Exchange Program. Immerse yourself in a transformative experience designed to cultivate effective leadership skills.

Program Details

The program focuses on developing leadership skills and personal growth on a global scale in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Participants engage in diverse learning experiences, including exposure to different education systems, workshops on business success, cultural exploration, and networking opportunities. The program aims to broaden perspectives, enhance self-development, and create a global network for future collaborations.


Organized and supported by:

  • International Kingdom

International Kingdom is a private legal entity dedicated to forging collaborations with experts in language education, scholarship funding, business management, leadership training, and personal development. Our mission is to empower not just the youth and enthusiasts in Thailand but also individuals globally, spanning countries like Malaysia, China, Qatar, and Indonesia. Our initiatives span borders, encompassing local and international projects such as the Oxford International Exchange Program, Cambridge Leadership Exchange Program, Winter International Exchange Program at Manchester in the UK, and the English Summer Exchange Program in Penang, Malaysia.

Our team boasts numerous professional instructors, including Dr. Jakkarin Srimoon, the esteemed director of the leadership program at Hong Kong University, and occasionally instructors from the University of Oxford. We go beyond geographical confines, bringing together instructors with diverse expertise to nurture the personal and professional development of individuals worldwide.

 

  • Studio Cambridge

Studio Cambridge is the oldest English language school in Cambridge, England. Established in 1954, they bring together people from around the world to encourage intellectual curiosity and cultural awareness. They aim to provide a safe, welcoming environment for students to improve personal skills and gain insight into British life, culture and heritage, both inside and outside the classroom.

They have a strong reputation amongst students and partners for personal care. In 2023, they won the UED Turkiye ‘Best Summer School’ 2022 award. That’s the best in the world, not just the UK! They also have been accredited by the British Council. In 2019 and 2023, the EL Gazette marked Studio Cambridge as a “Centre of Excellence”. Additionally, they have won awards from other countries such as Japan and the IALC association has marked Studio as one of the best independently run language schools around the world since 2013.


Qualifications for Applicants

1. Age between 18-45 years.

2. Understanding of the English language.

3. Studying or living in Malaysia/ Malaysian citizens

4. Good physical health with a positive attitude towards self-improvement and a willingness to learn about diverse cultures.

5. Demonstrates responsibility, adaptability, and a willingness to learn.

6. No history of criminal offenses.

7. Willingness to comply with entry requirements and abide by the laws and ethical norms, including having a valid English proficiency test.

8. Individuals who have not previously received full scholarships from the UK government.


Number of Participants

Only 20 individuals for the Malaysia group will be selected for the Cambridge Leadership Exchange Program. (Those selected will receive an invitation letter for leave or time off to participate in the program.)


Program Duration

August 3-17, 2024. During the period, participants will attend activities at Studio Cambridge and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

 

Fees for Selected Participants

The following payments listed are to be paid by selected participants. These amounts are the final amount after deducting the partial scholarship for selected participants.

  1. Program participants must make a payment of 965 USD to secure their spot in the international leadership and personal development course. This payment covers confirmation and tuition fees.

  2. Additionally, participants are required to cover the expenses for books workshop, activities, and other costs while in the United Kingdom, which amounts to 2,700 USD.


Remark: Total payment of 3665 USD (965 USD+2700 USD) covers expenses for selected participants only and is strictly non-refundable. Please refer to the section below for exact all expenses covered.


Non-Selected Applicants

For those who were not selected but wish to participate in the Differentiated Leadership Program at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, which will take place on October 3-4, 2567, you can proceed as follows:

  1. Apply for the program through the website https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/executive-education/people/transformational-leadership/? by selecting the Transformational Leadership program.

  2. Pay the full tuition fee of 2,990 GBP (approximately $3,865 USD depending on the exchange rate at the time of payment).

  3. Please note that the Transformational Leadership program lasts for only 2 days. The above fees do not include accommodation, airfare, visa, and other expenses.

 

Expenses for Selected Participants

Fees mentioned above include the following expenses:

1.  Round-trip airfare from KL to London

2.  Orientation for program participants.

3.  Tuition and workshops on leadership development and personal growth.

4.  Accommodation with host families in Cambridge.

5.  Unlimited bus pass for local travel in Cambridge throughout the program.

6.  Daily meals (breakfast and dinner).

7.  Activities and visits to Cambridge University.

8.  Site visits as specified in the itinerary, including a trip to London.

9. Travel insurance

 

The fees mentioned above do not include the following:

1.  Passport fee.

2.  Personal expenses during the program.

3. Fast track Visa (If required)


Program Highlights

● Book Workshop: Extract lessons from globally renowned books through workshops with experienced speakers.

● Leadership: Improve self-development.

Excursion: Explore key landmarks in Cambridge, including visits to the famous Cambridge University and the scenic landscape of the Cam River.

 

Main Program Activities in the UK

1. Academic sessions and workshops at Studio Cambridge.

2. Staying with selected host families.

3. Local travel within Cambridge using a bus pass.

4. Exploration of landmarks and institutions in Cambridge.

5. Special tour to London.

6. Boat trip on the River Cam.

7. Visits to globally renowned places as mentioned in the program itinerary.

8. Attend a certificate award ceremony upon completion of the program.


Highlights of the University of Cambridge Faculty and Key Locations that Selected Participants will have the opportunity to engage with in the program:

1. St. John’s College : https://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/

2. Kings College Chapel : https://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/chapel

3. Public event in the University of Cambridge : https://www.admin.cam.ac.uk


Application Process

1. Complete the form and attach a comprehensive resume.

2. Write an essay titled "Who exemplifies a true leader, and what qualities of this leader inspire you in your pursuit of personal growth & leadership development?"

 

Essay Guidelines

- Use Microsoft Word for writing.

- More than 300 words, not exceeding 600 words.

- Use Times New Roman font size 14.Submit the application, resume/CV, and the essay in PDF format.


Important Dates

● Application Period: until 31 May 2024

● Announcement of Essay Round Results : 3 June 2024

● Online Interview Sessions : 8 June 2024

● Announcement of Interview Round Results  : 11 June 2024

● Confirmation by Selected Candidates : 11-16 June 2024

 

Contact Us

Andrea Boon Lin Yi: +60 19-750 9079 (Program Coordinator in Malaysia)

Facebook: International Kingdom

Instagram: international.kingdom

E-mail: support@internationalkingdomthailand.com


Program Itinerary in Cambridge, UK



Course and Workshop Details

Session

Agenda

Book Workshop

1

Introduction to Leadership

 

●       Program overview.

●       Ice breaking session

●       Leadership skills overview.

●       Workshop: Effective Communication and Public Speaking.

“Leaders Eat Last”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.

2

Personal Development 

●       Workshop: Time Management and Productivity.

●       Workshop: Goal Setting and Self-Motivation.

●       Group Activity: Goal-setting exercises.

“Mindset”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.

3

Business and Entrepreneurship 

●       Workshop: Decision-making and Problem-solving.

●       Workshop: Entrepreneurship Basics and Startup Strategies.

●       Group Activity: Case study on startup success.

 “Dare to Lead”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.

4

Scholarship Guidance 

 

●       Workshop: Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness.

●       Workshop: Scholarship Application Strategies and Tips.

●       Group Activity: Personal statement writing practice

“Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.

5

University of Cambridge Discovery

 

Explore and discover what makes the University of Cambridge unique and what it has to offer as one of the best in the world.

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.

6

Communication Skills

●       Workshop: Verbal and Non-verbal Communication.

●       Workshop: Active Listening.

●       Workshop: Constructive Feedback and Empathy.

“Atomic Habits”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.

7

Emotional Intelligence

 

 

●       Workshop: Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation.

●       Workshop: Recognizing and Managing Emotions in Others.

●       Workshop: Building Strong Relationships.

 

“12 Rules for Life”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.

8

Teamwork and Collaboration

Workshop: Conflict Resolution and Problem-solving in a Team Setting.

 Workshop: Effective Teamwork and Leadership in Group Projects.

“How to Win Friends and Influence People”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.

9

Adaptability and Resilience

 

Workshop: Handling Change and Uncertainty.

 Workshop: Stress Management and Mental Resilience.

 Workshop: Encouraging Creative Thinking.

“Rich Dad Poor Dad”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.

10

Leadership and Influence

●        Workshop: Motivating and Inspiring Others.

●        Workshop: Ethical Leadership and Decision-making.

●        Program Wrap-up and Action Planning.

●       Closing Ceremony

“The Laws of Human Nature”

Discussing lessons from the book, reflecting on how we’ve applied these lessons in our lives, and making necessary adjustments.


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