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Leadership Academy (Year 11 and 12)

Age Group:
Grades 11 and 12
Number of Students:
up to 300 students
Program Length:
Half to full-day workshop
Core Themes:
Leadership, integrity, collaboration and community
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This workshop aims to tackle the challenges, burdens, and insecurities that young people feel hold them back in their transition to adulthood. We aim to equip students with a self-awareness surrounding strategies for building resilience, confidence, and adaptability, in order to help them cope with adversity and thrive through challenging years of their lives. We work with students to develop a positive, action-focussed mindset, empowering them to set and achieve their goals through research-backed strategies, and to foster stronger relationships, classrooms, and communities through values-based leadership.

This program has the following objectives:

  • Challenge students to consider their responsibility as a current leader and influencer within the community
  • Empower students to lead with integrity to build a stronger positive classroom and community through trust
  • Build confidence in students to be able set and achieve their goals beyond school
  • Equip students with flexibility and adaptability to empower them to leave school feeling prepared to deal with adversity and obstacles
  • Explore the challenges that are holding students back from their leadership potential and develop strategies to support
  • Identify personal and professional values students look for in the community and in themselves and if they are leading with integrity
  • Transition students' mindset with critical thinking skills to becoming action based, when they see a problem they feel empowered to act.

All workshops have the following key YLAA outcomes:

  • Students participate in an experiential, learner-centred workshop
  • Small and large group debriefs facilitate building group consensus surrounding which direction students would like the workshop to lead into 
  • A welcoming space of emotional safety and understanding is created, facilitating an environment where students feel comfortable sharing with the group
  • Programs are delivered in with a sustainable approach in mind considering both impact and environment

Additional Note: This program was designed and developed following consultation and recommendations provided by YLAA's Youth Advisory Board - As our organisation continues to evolve, we want to make sure that we continue to represent and empower the voices of youth in their own affairs, that’s why we have created our first Youth Advisory Board - not only to ensure that our students’ interests are at the core of every aspect of our organisation, but also to give the young people we serve the opportunity to develop themselves personally, whilst contributing to our mission of ensuring a sustainable future for all youth.

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YLAA understands and take the responsibility of delivering high quality, high impact programs very seriously - this is why there is a consultation periods with your school and our team to determine how we can work together to deliver a tailor made program meeting your objectives. Please fill out the form below and one our representatives will give you a call within 48 hours.