Key dates

We have an existing online training package to offer you in Semester 1, 2021. The training as its highly interactive and builds on an experiential learnings' modules of collaboration.

Monday 8 March Expressions of Interest (EOI) close
Tuesday 16 March Welcome Induction session (Zoom), 12pm-1pm
Thursday 18 March Last day to opt in and enrol into the program
Monday 29 MarchWorkshop 1:
Create meaningful leadership goals. Facilitated by Hellen Cohen
Wednesday 21 AprilWorkshop 2:
Interaction between Personality, Culture and Leadership.
Facilitated by Dr Kotryna Fraser and Dr Heather Douglas.
Thursday 29 AprilWorkshop 3:
What it means to be a leader and global citizen in today’s world?
Facilitated by Associate Professor Ashish Malik and Dr Patricia Johnson
Monday 3 MayWorkshop 4: New Media Literacy
How to leverage your message through digital platforms?
Facilitated by Dr Gary Ellem
Wednesday 12 MayWorkshop 5: Intercultural Competence the secret ingredients to be future ready.
Facilitator: Prof. Stefania Paolini
Guest speakers: Leo Dynevor and Dr Elsa Licumba
Friday 14 MayInteractive session:
Guidance on your journey in how to unpack your goals and action plans.
Facilitator: Hellen Cohen
Tuesday 18 MayWorkshop 6:
Discover the entrepreneurial mindset within you.
Facilitator: Richard Berry
Monday 24 May

All completion requirements due.

  • Workshop attendance (minimum 4) and make up for any missed workshops (max2).
  • Capstone Essay Due (500-700 words)
  • Program feedback survey due

For those progressing to Stage 2:

  • Submits EOI form (Stage 2) and mentor preference form
Thursday 27 MayiLEAD Plus Networking and Celebration Event
Friday 4 JuneiLEAD Plus Stage 1 concludes for Semester 1

Optional activities:

These activities are optional. While these do not form part of your formal completion requirements of Stage 1, we encourage you to attend and share your insights with your fellow iLEAD Plus participants. These seminars are open to all students across the three stages and offers a great networking opportunity.

Thursday 1 AprilSeminar: How to boost your employability skills as an emergent leader.
Facilitated by Monique Kassi
Tuesday 25 MaySeminar: Capitalise on your iLEAD Plus journey and learn how to articulate your experience
Facilitated by Greg Ward
Semester WeekDateMilestone
Week 122 FebInvitation to Stage 2
Week 2 1 MarInvitation to Stage 2
Week 38 Mar
10 Mar
11 Mar
Information Session
Workshop 1: Storytelling and How to Pitch
Applications Open/Proposal Preparation
Week 417 Mar
19 Mar
Information Session
Workshop 1: Storytelling and How to Pitch
Applications Open/Proposal Preparation
Week 522 MarApplications Open/Proposal Preparation
Week 64 AprApplications Close
Semester Recess Applications Assessment and Scheduling of Pitch Sessions
Week 719 AprPitch Sessions
Week 826 AprStart of Stage 2 Experiential Learning Experience
Week 93 MayStage 2 Experiential Learning Experience
Week 1010 MayStage 2 Experiential Learning Experience
Week 1117 MayStage 2 Experiential Learning Experience
Week 1224 MayReflective Journal Preparation
Week 1227 MayCelebration and Networking Night
Week 134 JuneReflective Journal Submission
Monday 8 MarchOnline Introductory session
Wednesday 10 MarchOnline Introductory session
Monday 15 MarchResearch Commences
Wednesday 24 MarchFirst Module:  Defining success in relation to goals and insights and learning from mentoring and coaching engagements
Monday 29 MarchSelf-directed proposal preparation
Friday 19 MarchSecond Module: How to make your idea reality
Monday 26 AprilProposal Pitch
Monday 3 MayImplementation commences
Friday 21 MayDocumentation
Thursday 27 MayiLEAD Celebration and Networking Event
Monday 31 May

Presentation of leadership project to the Community of Practice

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.