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Connect with the Griffith community in either paid or volunteer roles and gain skills and experience for your future career.
Student Leadership program
The Student Leadership Program helps selected students develop potential and build an engaging Griffith community.
Participants attend a two-day workshop (valued at over $300) and must undertake at least three unpaid leadership activities within a year. Participants also have the opportunity to attend additional workshops during the year. At the end of the program, leaders are invited to a celebration and are also awarded a digital badge and a certificate recognising their leadership contribution to the Griffith community.
Expressions of interest are sought in March each year, with training commencing in June. The Program runs from the start of July until the end of May the following year.
If you are a current leader, remember to complete your reflection form online after completing each of your activities.
About the leadership program
Students interested in playing an active role in the Griffith community can apply to join this program in 2020. When applications open in March 2020, you can submit your Expression of Interest form online. A free two-day training program will be offered to successful applicants in June 2020. Participants will then be expected to undertake leadership activities at a time that suits, during the period of trimester 2 and 3 of 2020 and Trimester 1, 2021.
Successful applicants must:
- be currently enrolled at Griffith and studying here for the full period of the program intake
- have a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or above
- have very good communication skills
- be genuinely interested in developing their leadership skills and contributing to the Griffith community through participation in student leadership activities.
Once you complete the training you must be willing to undertake three activities over the next year, where you can put your leadership skills into practice within the Griffith community.
Here are some examples of activities you could undertake:
- represent other students on University committees
- be involved in organising student clubs or associations
- assist with event management through the Griffith Mate program
- be a leader in orientation activities
- become a senior buddy through the Griffith Buddy Program
- perform as a mentor in a peer mentoring program
- initiate own activity to address student needs
You will be required to submit a brief online report about each activity. You will also have the option to attend workshop meetings during the year, which will focus on developing your personal leadership style and how your student leadership experiences can contribute to your future career.
- professional training free of charge
- demonstrated leadership experience for your resume, which may impress potential employers
- an opportunity to develop your own personal leadership style
- a certificate of completion that outlines your leadership activities and service to the Griffith community
- the satisfaction of helping other people.
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