About the program

Stage 1 Emerging Leaders

Stage 1 consists of four engaging and contemporary workshops facilitated by experts from their specific fields. They are designed to provide you with a strong theoretical framework on what leadership is, and how to create meaningful leadership goals for your future.

Create Meaningful Leadership Goals - You will engage in an independent and collaborative process in how to set attainable and sustainable leadership goals. The module is highly interactive and will inspire you to share your ideas and experiences, as well as engage in reflective practice.

Global Citizenship - You will identify and discuss global issues and the impact they have at a personal and professional level - in local, national and international contexts. You will collaboratively explore these issues and consider how these can be addressed as an effective leader and global citizen.

Entrepreneurial Mindset - In this highly interactive workshop delivered by the Integrated Innovation Network (I2N), you will explore and experiment with innovative approaches to problem solving and consider the importance of ethical and sustainable thinking in innovation. As a leading driver of economic and business growth, I2N cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset that is behind many of the region's most innovative businesses and leaders.

New Media Literacy - This highly contemporary workshop sets up the foundation for how you approach your own professional brand and messaging in the digital space. The workshop is designed to give you a better understanding of the use of technology and media in achieving your leadership and professional goals.

Stage 2 Launching Leaders

In Stage 2, you will identify a leadership specialisation you would like to pursue in order to build on your individual goals that you have set during Stage 1. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge to support your global citizenship and leaderships agilities.

The Stage 2 opportunities will:

  • Introduce you to the concept of international and transformative leadership, providing a critical reflection on local and global issues and encouraging you to adopt different perspectives
  • Present experiences in developing, implementing and delivering real solutions to unique needs within local and global communities
  • Build communication and relationship building skills, develop networks of contacts and leadership positioning, develop the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams to achieve shared goals

Stage 3 iLEAD Plus Scholars

Stage 3 continues to build on the agilities developed during Stage 1 and 2 through a supported self-directed project. Drawing on personal leadership goals, you develop projects across an individual timeline, focusing on specific leadership capabilities.

Once you qualify, you will become part of a global network of iLEAD Plus Scholars, which will continue to open doors to further opportunities.

Why Join Us?

iLEAD Plus is tailored to your unique leadership goals, and both expands and deepens your connections to the University of Newcastle's global network of alumni. Build the skills, traits and perspectives you need to be the leader of tomorrow.

This multi-stage program starts by building your leadership skills. Opening up a broad range of exciting opportunities through mentoring and leadership experiences both in Australia and around the world.

Join us now!

Apply APPLY: Expression of interest for Stage 1 Semester 2, 2021 is open

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.