Program for undergraduate students: Semester 2, 2017
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Student Leadership Program will be presented in Semester 2. The Program provides professional development and mentoring in leadership capabilities.
Undergraduate students who are in, or about to take up, leadership positions in ANU student organisations such as ANUSA, Senior Residents, Residents Committees and student clubs and societies are strongly encouraged to apply.
There are 18 places in the group. Applications close at midday on Friday 26 May 2017.
The program includes:
- six evening workshops on Wednesdays, 5.30 - 8.30 p.m. (dinner included)
- two one-day workshops on Saturdays, 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (lunch included)
- an evening meeting at which completion certificates will be presented to participants by the Vice-Chancellor.
Tuesday 8 August (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
Saturday 12 August (10am - 4pm)
Tuesday 22 August (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
Tuesday 29 August (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
Tuesday 19 September (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
Tuesday 3 October (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
Saturday 7 October (10am - 4pm)
Tuesday 17 October October (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
Please note that attendance at all sessions is a requirement for completing the Program.
The program defines leadership very broadly to include a wide range of different ways of energising, enabling, influencing and motivating people to pursue collective goals. On this broad definition, leadership can be exercised by people without formal leadership roles, one-to-one and in small groups & teams, and (in terms of organisational structures) upwards, downwards and sideways.
Workshops are tailored to the needs of each year's intake and designed to facilitate the development of participants' leadership capabilities. Central themes are the importance of:
- clarifying your guiding values and purposes as a leader
- developing your own styles of leadership - ones that are aligned with your values and with your strengths and personal qualities
- developing a range of leadership styles and approaches, and the situational judgement to choose the best approach for particular circumstances.
Topics covered in previous programs have included the following:
INFLUENCING AND MOTIVATING OTHERS
MODELS OF LEADERSHIP
LEADING & MANAGING YOURSELF
The program will introduce a systematic, mindful, action learning approach to leadership development.
Each session will comprise a series of interactive activities in which participants explore and clarify their ideas about leadership and practice a range of leadership skills. Participants will be encouraged to translate their reflections into action-plans for developing their leadership capabilities and to implement these plans between sessions.
Notes and readings will be provided for each session.
Students are assigned a senior member of staff of the university as a mentor.
Attending at least three meetings with the assigned mentor is a requirement for completing the Program.
Each participant will devise and conduct a leadership project in which they will play a leadership role in motivating a group to work together towards a positive change or development:
- in the ANU - within a particular area of the university (e.g. their course, a Residential Hall or Academic College, a club or society) or across the University
- or within the Canberra community
In 2017 some seed funding will be available to support some projects. PARSA and ANUSA will be administrating a pilot fund, similar to the Student Extracurricular Enrichment Fund (SEEF). Only participants in the Vice-Chancellor's Student Leadership Program will be able to apply for this funding. The introduction of this funding recognises the amount of work required to make these projects viable and the value of the projects themselves. Details of way to apply for funding will be advertised early in 2016.
It is a requirement for completing the Program that participants make significant headway in their project, but not necessarily complete it, within the timespan of the Program
Participants will be asked to present a brief account of their planned leadership project early in the Program and to report on their progress in the project towards the end of the Program.
Applicants must submit:
- a short CV, which includes includes information about education, employment, and positions of responsibility
- a brief project proposal (300 words).
The project proposal should contain the following three headings:
- Proposed topic
- Project Proposal (what you intend to do, and who you will be working with in the project)
- Project Objectives: indicate the overall objectives of the project and what you aim to achieve within the timescale of the Leadership Program.
To get ideas for projects applicants should contact one of the following four key people:
- James Connolly, ANUSA President: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alyssa Shaw, PARSA President: email@example.com
- Stephen Milnes, Deputy Director Student Experience (Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Student Experience and Career Development): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tania Willis, Deputy Director Access, Inclusion and Wellbeing (Access and Inclusion, Counselling Centre, Health Service): email@example.com
Applications close midday Friday 26 May, 2017
Selection finalised and applicants notified by Thursday 8 June, 2017
Applications to be sent to:
Ms Gina Diamond
Office of the Vice-Chancellor