The University of Newcastle, Australia

Completing iLEAD Plus

With iLEAD Plus, we are committed to inspiring and building a community of leaders.

We want to show you how to inspire others, create change, think differently, communicate your goals and vision, learn with a mentor, make difficult decisions, and implement plans.

Within this vibrant leadership-learning community, students are motivated to develop their existing talents, find new ones, and to explore their beliefs and values. Cultivate the capabilities to lead including ethical decision-making, effective communication, the ability to action new ideas, reflecting on diverse viewpoints, personal growth, respectful team-building, and more.

Emerging as confident and competent leaders, students are encouraged to make positive change at the University of Newcastle and in the global community; building a better world for self and others.

Stage 1 Completion Requirements

Stage 1 Completion Requirements

  • Participate in one Induction Session
  • Participate in Workshop 1 – Create meaningful leadership goals
  • Participate in Workshop 2 – What it means to be a leader and global citizen
  • Participate in Workshop 3 – Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Participate in Workshop 4 – New Media Literacy
  • Complete the iLEAD Plus Agilities Pre-Workshops (Stage 1) Self-Assessment Test
  • Submit the Mentor Preferences Form to inform the formal matching process after the Meet & Greet event
  • Submit the Mentoring Partnership Agreement - after first mentoring meeting
  • Provide evidence of active participation in mentoring meetings - use journal entry in Blackboard to submit one 500-word Mentoring Journey Reflection
  • Provide evidence of active participation in mentoring meetings - posting one Mentor/Mentee selfie posted to social media
  • Provide evidence of establishment of leadership goals - included in second journal entry (after second workshop)
  • Complete iLEAD Plus Agilities Post-Workshops (Stage 1) Self-Assessment Test.
Stage 2 Completion Requirements

Stage 2 Completion Requirements

  • Submit Project Proposal
  • Complete chosen Stage 2 Specialisation
  • Active participation at Community of Practice Session (pre activity)
  • Active participation at Community of Practice Session (post activity)
  • Submission of Mentoring Partnership Agreement via Blackboard (if applicable)
  • Post agilities skills assessment
  • Submission of a resource for sharing with Community of Practice.
Stage 3 Completion Requirements

Stage 3 Completion Requirements

The iLEAD Plus Scholars Stage 3 experience is currently under construction in 2020, so we can further develop the stage and offer a better scholarship experience for our leaders.

Stage 3 was offered the first time in 2019 as part of a pilot program, and we are now seeking feedback from participants, looking at ways we can enhance the leadership development opportunities and experiences for our future participants. We want to deliver more for our future leaders.

Opportunity to be involved in shaping iLEAD Scholars Stage 3

If you would like to feed back into the design and redevelopment of Stage 3, please register your details on our iLEAD Plus Think Tank database, and we may contact you to be involved in surveys, focus groups, or other feedback forums to share your ideas and help to shape Stage 3 of the program. Participation in the Think Tank is voluntary and feedback will remain anonymous in reports or program design documentation.

While our program is undergoing a face lift, we are still committed to delivering enriching leadership experiences and have two exciting scholarship opportunities that will be available to our iLEAD Plus community in 2020. Further information about the application process and criteria for each scholarship will be made available in late April 2020 and applications will open in early July 2020.

mitsui Mitsui  Educational Foundation Scholarship – Bilateral insights of Japan Tour

What: Fully funded and escorted 21 day tour of Japan

When: Mid November 2020

  • Visit to Mitsui & Co and subsidiaries headquarters
  • Gain insights into international trade, relations and diplomacy through site visits to leading Japanese industries
  • Briefing on bilateral relations from Australian Ambassador to Japan
  • Visit Keio University and attend a guest lecture
  • Experience authentic Japanese life through a homestay placement
  • Tour historic, cultural and naturally significant tourist sites.

For a look at the past recipients experiences of the Mitsui Educational Foundation Scholarship and to learn more about Mitsui & Co, click here.

How to apply: detailed application information will be available late April 2020 and applications will open in early July 2020.

global voices

Global Voices UN Climate Negotiations COP - Glasgow, UK

What: Fully funded and escorted attendance at the COP world summit in Glasgow, United Kingdom

When: early November 2020

  • Meet with Australian delegates and parliamentary officials in Canberra
  • Research and draft a policy paper aligned to themes of the 2020 Climate negotiations
  • Attend the UN Climate Negotiations Summit as part of an official Australian youth delegation
  • Participate in diplomatic discussions, roundtables and meetings
  • For a look at past delegate experiences attending the UN Climate Delegations, and to learn more about Global Voices visit the website.

For a look at past delegate experiences attending the UN Climate Delegations, and to learn more about Global Voices visit the website here.

How to apply: detailed application information will be available late April 2020 and applications will open in early July 2020.