Singapore University of Social Sciences

Influential and Facilitative Leadership for Advocacy

Influential and Facilitative Leadership for Advocacy (OST362)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Student SUcceSS Centre


This course provides participants with tools to harness team creativity to generate original ideas from team members in order to arrive at a consensus. This is achieved through a combination of classroom instruction and experiential activities, during which students will learn about the attributes of a facilitative leader through acquiring and practicing facilitation skills such as active listening, questioning techniques, and convergent and divergent facilitation skills. The theoretical principles and underpinnings of influencing others would be explored in this course to provide the conceptual understanding and skills for leaders to advocate for causes that would impact others for social good. The experiential teaching and learning approach is adopted throughout the course via role play and experimentation, active feedback, and reflective thinking.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Principles of Influence
  • Facilitating great meetings
  • Facilitative Leadership- the FNS 4D Model
  • Decision making continuum
  • Skills for facilitative leaders
  • Creating safe space and inclusive teams
  • Managing difficult situations
  • Leading debriefing effectively
  • Facilitation methodologies for small groups
  • Facilitation methodologies for large groups
  • Adapting face-to-face facilitation in virtual contexts
  • Applying strengths of a facilitative leader.

Learning Outcome

  • Illustrate key attributes of influential facilitative leadership.
  • Relate observations to principles of influence.
  • Examine key considerations in designing and facilitating effective team meetings.
  • Employ appropriate tools and skills to facilitate dialogue and meetings to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Formulate a facilitation plan appropriate that address context, challenges and achieve desired outcomes
  • Appraise the effectiveness of a facilitation process.
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