TWTS COURSE PROFILE

Course Overview

TWTS teaches students how to be successful leaders. Structured thematically around topics such as self-understanding, positive values, servant leadership, EQ and cross-cultural communication, TWTS focuses on students’ holistic development. Seasoned business executives and experts in international education collaborate to build the TWTS curriculum and teach TWTS courses, resulting in a program rich in practical experience, real-world professional skills and mentorship opportunities.

Graduates have a solid understanding of themselves as significant and responsible individuals, and understand their personal and corporate responsibility to others. They become positive influencers in their daily lives and chosen professions, and are recognized for their personal character, employability, social responsibility, and cross-cultural skills. Currently TWTS courses operate in 24 leading universities, including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Hong Kong University.

  Course Description
The Way To Success introduces students to the concepts of servanthood, integrity and soft skills leadership in both theory and practice. The curriculum focuses on the identification and integration of soft skills and how these can be utilized to impact the student personally and their spheres of influence.
  Objectives

At the completion of this course students will have obtained:

 

  • An increased ability to manage adversity and overcome life’s challenges.
  • A positive outlook on themselves an the world around them.
  • Soft skills for  interacting effectively and harmoniously with other people.
  • Inspiration and strategies to make a positive contribution to their community.
  • Increased focus on serving others’ needs.
  TWTS Course Formats

To accommodate for the specific needs of each university, The Way To Success is offered in the following formats:

 

  • Semester Credit Course
  • 6-9 Week Workshop Series
  • 2 Weekend Intensive
  • 1 Week Intensive
  • 2 Week Summer Program
  Special Features
  • Transformational: students increase their understanding of their life purpose and values while connecting deeply with others.
  • Group-Based Learning: Fixed small groups for mutual learning and building up a long term relational network.
  • Project-Based Service Learning: Application of core values, key principles and skill acquisition through a creative community service project.
  • Interactive and Multi-Channel Learning: Learning by interfacing with teachers and peers, and using many different formats to appeal to all learning styles.
  • Experiential Learning: Learning by putting core values, principles and skills into practice.
  • Positive: Learning in a joyful, encouraging environment.
  Prospective Students
This course is for students who want to better equip themselves to achieve their personal and professional goals. In particular, students who aspire to leadership will benefit greatly from this course.
 
  Sample Assessment

Students will be evaluated on the following criteria:

 

  • Class attendance & participation.
  • Self-reflection paper.
  • Research paper.
  • Group presentation.
  • Service learning project.
  Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Lectures
  • Small group discussions
  • Team building activities
  • Mentoring
  • Service learning project
  Topics
  • The Way To Success
  • Building Your Team
  • Personality Differences
  • Servant Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Effective Presentations
  • Project Development
  • Communicating With Impact
  • Trust and Integrity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Family of Origin
  • Career Development
  • Cultural Intelligence & Global Mindset
  • Time Management
  • Failing Forward