Leadership and Cultural Development in Thailand

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Spend a fun and fulfilling few weeks in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Thailand being challenged and building on your teamwork and leadership skills! Your time will be split between lectures at the Mahidol University International College, site visits, and team building activities, with the last few days being spent putting these new skills into practice by volunteering at a local village.

Spend a fun and fulfilling few weeks in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Thailand being challenged and building on your teamwork and leadership skills! Your time will be split between lectures at the Mahidol University International College, site visits, and team building activities, with the last few days being spent putting these new skills into practice by volunteering at a local village. 

Stimulating lecture topics may include Ethics in Asian Culture, Organisational Behaviour in Asia, Human Resource Management in Thailand / Asia, Cultural Behaviour, Entrepreneurship in Thailand / Asia, and other similar topics surrounding leadership and concepts relevant to Asia. Site visits are planned to follow the themes discussed in the lectures, and some of those may include visits to the Australian Embassy, NGOs, and locally-based international businesses, among other organisations.

As part of the program, the volunteer project at a small local village is to assist with community development. Volunteer work may include small construction projects and education for local school children. This will be combined with informal discussions with local leaders whom are not only involved with the growing tourism industry of the area, but are also working closely with local and national NGOs.

This program has been built to help students hone the skills needed to become not only great leaders, but also great team players. With these types of skills being so crucial for career-building, this program would be great for anyone!

Program Details:

Itinerary: Students will spend their first few days in Bangkok, either attending lectures, on site visits, or on team building exercises, while the last 3-5 days will be spent volunteering in a small, local village about an hour from Chiang Mai.

Timetable: Days will vary, but generally the morning will be spent attending lectures, and the afternoons will be for site visits. These days will be broken up by facilitated team building activities and one or two “free” days. When in the small village in Chiang Mai, students’ time will be spent volunteering.

Program Availability: Two intakes per year (only) of 20 students each intake. Each intake will have a maximum of 20 students and a minimum of 10 students enrolled to run the program. January and July intakes only. Places on the project are given on a first come, first served basis.

Location: Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand

Project Duration: 17 days

Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator

Excursions: Lectures and excursions have been included in this program. You may visit an array of different organisations, from hotels working with both Asian and western customers, to the World Bank and others.

Minimum Age: 18+

Language: English, with a basic Thai language class upon arrival