Unlock the potential of your future leaders
Student leadership is recognised as an important aspect of teenager development. Allowing students to experience and take a lead in decision making, problem solving and collaborative projects helps them develop skills that will stay with them into adulthood.
The Future Leaders Program provides students from multiple schools with the chance to learn and develop leadership skills together. Drawing on proven leadership strategies, our program allows students to discover the difference between popularity and leadership in an engaging, motivating and enjoyable environment.
Students exhibiting leadership potential will take part in a range of workshops and outdoor activities designed to build their knowledge and experience of communication, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, goal setting and action planning.
Who should attend?
The program is suited to any student with a desire to lead, especially those in Stages 4 and 5. This may be SRC members, prefects, sporting club captains or any student demonstrating leadership potential.
There is no minimum or maximum number of students per school required to attend. However, for group dynamics, a team of approximately 10 students per school is ideal.
At least one teacher per school group is required to attend (more may be required for larger groups). Teachers attend the program free-of-charge.
Over the 3-day program, students explore the following educational outcomes:
- Goal setting and action planning
- Communication and listening skills
- Problem solving and critical and creative thinking
- Group dynamics and teamwork
- Decision making and dispute resolution.
Students participate in a range of theory sessions and outdoor education activities that focus on leadership skills.
Working in teams, students also design a School Action Plan that addresses a key school or community issue that is identified by the students prior to arrival at camp. During their camp experience, students reflect on their learning and apply their knowledge in order to develop the plan. At the conclusion of the program, each team presents their School Action Plan to the school community and are encouraged to implement their ideas on return to school. Principals and parents/caregivers are invited to attend the final session of the program.
For specific details about the program content, including our approach to student leadership development, program objectives, workshop outcomes and a sample 3-day program, view the:
Dates and costs in 2017
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Note: Schools with groups of 30 or more may book an individual school program. Please contact the Sport and Recreation Centre you are interested in attending if you would like to arrange a booking.