iLEAD Plus

The iLEAD Plus Program is a global-facing leadership program that is tailored to develop a student’s unique capabilities and goals.

It is an experiential three-stage program designed to connect students with local, national and international networks to accelerate professional development and future career readiness.

Open to all University of Newcastle students, it combines practical workshops, interactive online learning, personal mentorship, professional placement, and a range of global experience opportunities. Each stage has been designed to equip, test and demonstrate the skills and experiences that students will need to be effective and globally aware leaders of tomorrow.


The iLEAD Plus program will help you to develop your leadership capabilities and achieve your goals through interactive training, mentorship, and experience. As such, you will expand your skills and knowledge across six agilities, all designed to help you develop your global awareness, ability for self-reflection and creative thinking.

New Media Literacy

Fluency in using different technology-based communication tools and the ability to assess, develop and utilise new media for virtual collaboration.

Build Relationships with Influence

Multi-dimensional communication and negotiation skills, developing networks of contacts, developing the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams to achieve shared goals, and adapting to social and emotional cues in others.

Leveraging and Valuing Diversity

Demonstrating cross-cultural competency, social intelligence and the ability to adapt to complex social environments.

Global Citizen

Has diversity in experiences across local, national and international settings. Understands the importance of creating opportunities for solving social, environmental, and economic problems sustainably.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Understands the foundations of creative and adaptive thinking and how this is applied to generate innovative solutions to problems.


Relating to others, intervening in situations and adjusting actions relevant to the context e.g. being a leader or a member of a team. Being flexible in how to project and locate oneself with others.

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

4 - Quality education5 - Gender Equality8 - Decent work and economic growth10 - Reduced inequalities

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.