Minor Inclusive and Emergent Leadership: Empowering Yourself And Others To Reduce Social Inequalities

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10 weeks
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The teaching methods are based on Service Learning and experience based learning. In addition, the content focusses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (e.g. 4; quality education, 10; reduced inequalities), inclusive leadership, interpersonal skills and mentoring.
The course will teach students about the complexities in our communities and will help them understand not everyone is presented with the same chances in life. People’s chances strongly depend on social, cultural economic and psychological capital. Your outlook on life is often dependant on these factors, which in turn influences your positioning in the world. This minor aims to shed light on these different chances.
Four important elements are part of this minor:

  1. Theory: During the lectures important theories will be explained regarding the teaching methods, the SDGs and leadership.
  2. Preparation: Training will be provided about, for example, mentoring, creating safe spaces, opening up to different world views. This will also help learn more about yourself. In this phase the personal learning goals will also be defined.
  3. Experience: The actual interaction with your mentee. A mentor-mentee experience based on mutual respect and relationships.
  4. Reflection: This will start early on in the minor and focusses on understanding your mentee, analysing and evaluating your own position and creating mutual understandings.

Learning objectives

After this minor the student is able to:

  1. Understand the devastating effect of social inequality
  2. Explain the importance of inclusive leadership in tackling social inequality
  3. Understand differences between students and mentees in how they view the world
  4. Demonstrate the development a growth mindset.
  5. Implement their (newly acquired) interpersonal skills (empathy, collaborating, communicating, and leadership).
  6. Present an enhanced feeling of cohesion and solidarity.

Additionally, personal learning goals will be created at the start of the minor.

Special aspects

Students should have aquired at least 120 EC and be flexible in their availability. The student should be able to understand at least basic Dutch. It is also important to understand the Dutch context well, for this reason we do not accept exchange students without sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language or culture.

Overview content per week

Week 1-3: Theory and training
Week 4: Midterm and Kick-off, meet the mentees
Week 5-9: Experience and reflection
Week 10: Reflection and end presentations

Teaching methods

  • Lectures/Seminars
  • Workshops and Skills Training
  • Mentor-mentee sessions
  • Intervision and feedback sessions

Teaching materials 

A reading list will be made available which will focus on the theory-part of the course.


Method of examination

Examination is based on written assignments and (video) presentations.

Composition of final grade

  • Attendance (pass/fail) – no resit
  • Reflection portfolio (50%) – resit possible
  • Intervision preparation (20%) – no resit
  • Final (video) presentation (30%) – no resit

Feedback method

  • Weekly feedback session with faculty staff after week 3
  • Intervision sessions between students supported by faculty staff after week 3
  • Written / oral feedback on reflection portfolio
  • Feedback after presentation

Contact person

Gera Noordzij

+31 620409347

Location: Erasmus University College (EUC) 3rd floor

Faculty website

Broadening minor
Minor code
10 weeks
Contributing study programmes
Erasmus University College
Study points (EC)
Instruction language
Erasmus University College, Rotterdam

meeting location with mentee