LEAD Program

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LEAD: Learn. Evolve. Aspire. Develop.

The LEAD program is a free, interactive and engaging leadership training program for current students. It is designed to help you become a more effective leader, build important workplace skills and boost your employability through a combination of workshops, activities and online modules that you can complete over the course of your studies.

Once you have completed the requirements, the LEAD Program will be included on your VU Extra Transcript.

What will I learn?

The LEAD program focuses on:

  • developing your self-understanding
  • personal goal setting
  • listening, connecting and communicating
  • negotiating and networking
  • team roles and dynamics
  • leadership styles
  • practising your skills in the community.


The first part of your LEAD Program journey is introductory workshop LEAD - Your Leadership Journey (a compulsory 3.5 hour workshop). You will learn about different styles of leadership, the importance of communication, how to effectively plan to achieve goals and how to successfully lead yourself and others.

You will also need to complete the online Respect & Responsibility training (approximately 1 hour).

The rest of the program can be completed over the course of your studies and includes a range of workshops and activities that you can choose from based on your leadership goals.

What our students say

The LEAD Program has not only impacted me personally but I have met so many amazing people through this program. It has allowed me to gain more connections and learn about other people’s mindsets and outlooks on life and leadership. I would recommend the LEAD program to anyone I cross paths with.


LEAD has helped me develop valuable skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and time management, which are highly valued in both personal and professional settings.


I gained a deeper understanding about being a leader, which is to be able to actively communicate to team members, listen to them, and manage when conflicts arise.


VU Extra Transcript

The LEAD Program will be included on your VU Extra transcript once you have completed the minimum requirements of the program:

  • attending the introductory workshop LEAD: Your Leadership Journey
  • completing the online Bystander Awareness and Action module
  • earning 30 Leadership Points (LP) in the Leadership workshops section
  • earning 30 Leadership Points (LP) in the Leadership activities section.

If you would like to continue to develop your leadership skills, you can continue to earn Leadership Points by completing additional workshops and activities.

To have the LEAD Program recognised on your VU Extra Transcript in time for graduation, make sure you submit your evidence of completion by the following dates:

  • March graduation: 31 January 2024
  • September graduation: 31 July 2024

Read the VU Extra Transcript policy for more information.

Leadership workshops

Earn 30 points (or more) by attending a combination of the following:

  • LEAD workshop: Communication for leaders (10 LP)
  • LEAD workshop: Working with teams (10 LP)
  • LEAD workshop: Introduction to conflict management (10 LP)
  • LEAD workshop: The emotionally intelligent leader (10 LP)
  • LEAD workshop: Feedback to move forward (10 LP)
  • Learning Hub skill development workshop: Digital citizenship Level 1 (5 LP)
  • Learning Hub skill development workshop: Great presentations (5 LP).

Leadership activities

Earn 30 points (or more) through skill-building activities such as: