We require that you have at least a year left of your study to be able to complete the program. You should have time to commit to participating in workshops between weeks one and ten as well as the ability to commit to a minimum of 20 hours volunteering.
Learning Component (60 points total)
Leadership Workshops (50 points) + Online Personal Reflections (10 points)
- 2 x Core Workshops (20 points total)
- 3 x Elective workshops (30 points)
- Online Reflective Journals (10 points)
Community Engagement (40 points total)
- Minimum of 20 hours of volunteering either within the university, a not-for-profit organisation, or delivering your own community initiative.
The learning component comprises of two key sections: workshops and self reflection.
Workshops: A series of interactive skills based workshops and lectures delivered by staff from across the university with broad expertise and experience. You will complete two core modules and choose from a range of elective modules covering aspects of personal and professional development, community mindedness and impact, global citizenship and leadership theories and practice. Preview the different workshops in the program to see what might interest or benefit you.
Attendance to all workshops is booked via www.unswthehub.eventbrite.com.au
Self reflection: In addition, you will complete two 350 word guided self-reflections at enrolment and completion of the program to demonstrate how your skills and experience develop during the program.
You will be required to source your own volunteering experience as this will also develop your leadership capabilities, however guidance and resources will be provided. Please see the Program Guidelines for further details.
Students in the past have volunteered in a very wide variety of contexts including disability support, care for the elderly, environmental work, education, fundraising and event planning and many more.
Students should note that not all campus based volunteering activities are eligible for use as part of the Leadership Program, and any eligible for recognition on AHEGS won't be listed separately if counted towards the Leadership Program.
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