LEAD Conference Archive

2019 Conference - Leading without a Title.

2019 Conference theme of 'Leading without a Title took place at Monday 29th April 2019 at Rydges Parramatta with 220 students in attendance.

The conference featured two keynote speakers, 6 breakout sessions, and alumni Q&A and end of day networking social hour with alumni, staff and students.
If you could change the world would you?
“Leadership 2.0”, “lateral leadership”, “the democratisation of leadership” – leading without a title goes by many names. It looks at a leadership approach that exerts influence without authority and causes valuable, positive change in the way we approach problems and innovate. In its essence, it is the power of individuals to harness the abilities of everyone involved by creatively shifting the way we think about the world, our organisational impact, the industry we work in, our communities or ourselves.

Keynotes included: Sam Turner and Dr.Jessica Gallagher.

External Facilitators included: LinkedIn, The Resilience Centre, Be what You Want, Work Life Balance Academy and Semi Permanent

2018 LEAD Conference – Become a game changer.

The 2018 conference theme of ‘Become a game changer’ took place on Friday 4 May.

This conference is about preparing yourself in today’s volatile world using the principles of transformative leadership to affect real change in your life, the way you think, your university, communities and beyond.  Pick up some ideas and insights on the concept of ‘buy-in’, collaborative decision making, leading through change, adapting to new situations, influencing others and having an open mindset – then take these skills and apply them to situations or problems that need a game changer. It covered a wide range of topics relevant to transformative leadership, including negotiation, influencing others, leading through change, the outward mindset and diversity and inclusion.

Keynotes included: Mark Digby, and Angela Lovegrove

External Facilitators included: he Arbinger Institute, Optus, nbn, the Laugh Masters Academy, LinkedIn and the FRANK team.

2017 LEAD Conference – Be a Change Maker

The 2017 conference theme of ‘be a change maker’ took place on Tuesday 11th April 2017 at Kingswood Campus.

It was a great day for our 170 student delegates, participating in break-out sessions, engaging with keynote speakers and networking with their peers in a professional context. This year's theme was "Be A Change Maker". Making sure our students know how to adapt and live in our rapidly changing world is one thing, but building our students to be part of that change and contribute positively to making the change better for our humanity and environment is another. This conference explored ideas surrounding entrepreneurship, innovation, humanitarianism, activism and advocacy and worked to build the aspirations of our student leaders to be part of 'better change'. Being able to make a change is a quality of leadership. In order to make a difference in our community, create social impact or to be a social innovator and entrepreneur we need to be able to create, embrace and make change.

Keynotes included: Tom Dawkins, and Dr Amanda Tattersall

External Facilitators included: LinkedIn, The Red Cross, New River Leadership & Laugh Masters Academy

Watch the 2017 LEAD Conference highlights

2016 LEAD Conference – Managing you

Watch the 2016 LEAD conference highlights.