Sow, Sprout, Soar


Hello Future Leaders

We live in exciting but challenging times, as there are disruptive developments in technology which make our lives better but also leads to increased uncertainty around the world. To navigate such a volatile environment, you have to start thinking of empowering yourself with life skills, with leadership being at the forefront within your chosen domains.

By attending this year’s SMU Leadership Symposium, we hope it will prepare you to face the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. We’ll take you along the journey of leadership with a growth mindset, guided by our theme of “Sow, Sprout, Soar.” Like a plant which grows from a seedling to a towering plant, the symposium will lay the foundational skills and knowledge to kick start your leadership journey and enable you to make meaningful impact to the community.

“A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.“ –Joel Barker


Prof Timothy Clark

Provost, Singapore Management University (SMU)

Soo Kok Leng

Chairman, CapitaLand Commercial Trust

Josephus Tan

Managing Director, Invictus Law Corporation

Carrie Tan

Founding Executive Director, Daughters of Tomorrow

Daniel Boey

Fashion Director & Creative Architect

M Valluvan Nandeeshwar

Naval Officer, Republic of Singapore Navy



10 Dec

Day 01.


11 Dec

Day 02.


Past Symposium Highlights


“The symposium provides a new perspective to leadership and really helps to reshape how we think about leadership.”

– Tan Wei Yang, SMU student

“It’s very informative and the keynote speakers and workshop speakers are very intriguing with their speeches and stories.”

– Denry Teo, SMU student

“I have learnt a lot through this symposium and it was extremely insightful and meaningful.”

– Christina Tio, Raffles Institution student

“This symposium has definitely gave us many insightful and showed us various dimensions of how to be a good leader.”

– Goh Jia Yang, Pioneer Junior College student

“Apart from factual knowledge and information, the strength lies in 2 days of reflective journey with like-minded people.”

– Kelvin Fan, SMU student

“Yes i benefitted alot and it made me ponder about my leadership abilities.”

– Jerilyn Tan, SMU student

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