LEAD: Lead. 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 earn 60 Leadership Points through these activities, LEAD can be included on your VU Extra Transcript.

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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 journey is a compulsory 3.5 hour workshop where 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 an online Bystander Awareness and Action module (approx. 3 hours).

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

You can have the LEAD program recognised on your VU Extra transcript by earning 60 leadership Points (LP) through various activities while you study.   

Leadership workshops 

Earn 30 points by attending your choice of the following:

Leadership activities

Earn 30 points through skill-building activities such as:

  • serving as a VU Club or Society Executive (30 LP)
  • volunteering (one LP per hour)
  • completing an eligible student-led project (30 LP)
  • chairing or presenting at a Student Leadership Council meeting (five LP each)
  • participating in the Industry Mentoring program (10 LP)
  • completing an accredited Mental Health First Aid training program (10 LP).

To have LEAD 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: 8 July 2019
  • End of year graduation: 11 November 2019.

Read the VU Extra Transcript policy for more information.