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.

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The LEAD Program is funded by the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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.

How long does it take?

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.

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 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.

Leadership workshops

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

  • Student Leadership Conference (10 LP)
  • 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: Leading remote teams (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:

  • serving as a VU Club or Society Executive (30 LP)
  • volunteering (1 LP per hour)
  • completing an eligible student-led project (30 LP)
  • attending Leadership Snacks (2 LP each)
  • participating in the Industry Mentoring program (10 LP)
  • completing an accredited Mental Health First Aid training program (10 LP)
  • serving as a Sport Team Manager – Unisport Nationals (30 LP).

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:

  • Mid-year graduation: 1 July 2021
  • End of year graduation: 1 November 2021.

Read the VU Extra Transcript policy for more information.

Contact us

Contact us for more information about the LEAD program.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9919 9141