Non Credit-bearing Summer Courses

In addition to credit-bearing courses, we are also committed to provide a range of workshops and professional development activities throughout summer. We are still in the process of finalising details for many of our non-credit bearing courses. We will update this page with available courses by 19 December 2020.

Our non-credit bearing courses are open to all ANU students. Students will not receive ANU course credit upon completion. Courses are free of charge, unless otherwise stated.

Summer Connections Personal Development Bootcamp

This series of FREE workshops and events delivered in partnership with Campus Consultancy will run across 4 weeks throughout January and February and is open to all ANU students.

Students are invited to attend one, some or all of the workshops and events. Registrations are essential

Participation in this personal development opportunity includes: 

  • Membership of an exclusive Facebook group which will provide resources and help to build your network
  • Access to a range of exclusive resources throughout the workshops including workbooks and e-books
  • The flexibility to attend one, some or all of the free events and/or workshops

The workshops and events included in the series are as follows:

Date Time (AEDT) Workshop/event title About
Monday, 18 January 2021 10am-11.30am Event 1: Welcome to Summer Connections: Personal Development Bootcamp Welcome to our 1st networking event in the Personal Development Bootcamp. At this event, you will be welcomed into the series, meet the many diverse and like-minded individuals who have signed up, as well as meet our facilitators from Campus Consultancy and the Personal Development Bootcamp project team who will be here for you throughout the series.
We'll be warming up with some networking activities including a virtual business card swap to grow your LinkedIn connections, we'll be sharing how to get the most out of this series and we'll have plenty of time to answer any questions you have. Perhaps most excitingly, this program puts you in the driver's seat so any ideas you have to make the series as valuable, enjoyable and memorable can be shared and worked on over the 4-weeks we have together.
If you have signed up and are excited to start this journey with us, we look forward to seeing you at the first event! 
Thursday, 21 January 2021 10am-11.30am Workshop 1: Personal Development Bootcamp: Self-Awareness & Values Workshop In this workshop, you will explore the concept of Ikigai to identify your strengths, values and what you enjoy most to help you craft your leadership identity. You will be challenged to think about where you can apply your strengths and develop new strengths in teams, projects and creative endeavors to support you as you prepare for your career.
Monday, 25 January 2021 10am-11.30am Workshop 2: Personal Development Bootcamp: Goal Setting Workshop Did you know, according to Inc. Magazine, you can increase your likelihood of achieving a goal by 76% if you follow 3 core steps? In this workshop, you will learn not just how to set S.M.A.R.T.(E.R.) goals, but also the psychology behind goal-setting, how to motivate yourself & transform dreams into results. You will take action in real-time in the workshop & see how much can be achieved in all aspects of your life.
Thursday, 28 January 2021 10am-11.30am Event 2: Canberra Alumni Entrepreneurs & Changemakers Event Welcome to our 2nd networking event in the Personal Development Bootcamp. At this event, you will meet entrepreneurs and social changemakers from the Canberra extended community. You will hear about the process it takes to start a business/social-enterprise, the common challenges when starting a business or venture of your own and get VIP access to the insights behind the minds that are creating opportunities in the entrepreneurial/start-up space in Canberra.
If you are looking to expand your network, rub (virtual) shoulders with social changemakers in the community and have thought about taking an entrepreneurial pathway during or after your time at university, this is the event for you!
Monday, 1 February 2021 10am-11.30am Workshop 3: Personal Development Bootcamp: Time & Energy Management Workshop In this workshop, you will learn how to utilize the 168-hours that all of us have each and every week. You will learn how to focus on high-importance tasks, overcome procrastination, get more done with less stress and increase your productivity. You will also learn about the four-domains of energy, PEMS, which stands for Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual energy. 
You will assess your own energy levels and identify key people in your life who can support you, as well as proactive steps you can take to increase each area.
Thursday, 4 February 2021 10am-11.30am Event 3: Employers & Leaders in the Canberra Community Event Welcome to our 3rd networking event in the Personal Development Bootcamp. In this event you will meet employers and leaders from the Canberra extended community to understand what companies and recruiters look for in a successful candidate, what common problems and mistakes candidates make (and how to avoid them), key skills and behaviours needed for the workplace and how to apply these lessons in your own job search.
If you are looking to expand your network, rub (virtual) shoulders with leaders in the community and get an edge for your job search, this event is for you
Friday, 5 February 2021 10am-11.30am Workshop 4: Personal Development Bootcamp: Leadership Archetypes Workshop Who is somebody that has had a positive impact on your life? How did they do? In this session, you will learn about 4-leadership archetypes based on the Visionary, Pacesetter, Coach and Relationship Builder. Leadership is a minute by minute choice, and after this workshop, you will be able to make an even more informed choice on how you want to lead in your life and how to thrive as a leader in 2021.
Thursday, 11 February 2021 6pm-7.30pm Event 4: Personal Development Bootcamp: Presentation Night & Graduation Event You've made it! Welcome to our 4th networking event in the Personal Development Bootcamp. In this event, we will be celebrating you - a graduate of the Personal Development Bootcamp program 2021. You will receive your certificate and complete a reflection activity to solidify your learnings and maximise your ability to translate them into long term habits and convey them with confidence to future employers. Well done again and we look forward to celebrating with you!




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