Leadership Development (The Leadership GPS)

What is it?

Often students progressing through to higher education levels, the workforce or community life find they are on a steep learning curve  with regards to working  with others. These programs introduce students to leadership concepts and give them direct practice, experience and feedback at leading others. They actively explore responsibility for choices and actions and how those impact on those around them. The leadership skills are relevant  to their current environment, and will also help prepare them to cope and thrive as they progress to new environments.

Modules and  Content:

Personal Leadership

  •          Above and Below the line behaviours
  •          Understanding assumptions and biases
  •          Taking responsibility for understanding others’ perspectives
  •          Taking responsibility for one’s own actions

Leadership Mindset and Psychology

  •          What is leadership
  •          Leadership traits
  •          Who are leaders
  •          Leadership qualities

Style and Strategy

  •           Different Leadership Styles and Models
  •           Coaching and Mentoring (both being coached and coaching others)
  •           Secondary Leadership and Followership
  •           Motivating and Inspiring Others

Global Leadership

  •           Identify values and right of groups such as peers, communities, corporations, cultural group and governments
  •           Power in Leadership
  •           Ethical issues and Obligations in Leadership
  •           Intercultural understanding and leadership


Literacy and numeracy and career planning skills are essential to help prepare young people for the transition to work or further education. In addition, young people need a broad range of social skills, coping and problem solving strategies that are tied to a sense of optimism and positive self-esteem. (Knight, 2007).

Knight, C. (2007). A resilience framework: Perspectives for educators. Health Education, 107(6), 543–555.