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Secondary Youth Leadership Conference

Designed to inspire, strengthen and empower high school leaders.

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The Event.

Run by youth, for youth, our Youth Leadership Conference is designed to inspire, strengthen and empower our future leaders.

This action-packed one-day event will consist of internationally-recognised speakers and team activities which focus on four key areas of immense importance for today’s young people.

These include an empowered, positive approach to leadership, creative ways to undertake teamwork, communication and coaching skills, and an opportunity to hear from successful entrepreneurs on how the pathway to creating a successful business can be achieved.

Highlights.

Objectives.

Youth Empowerment

Empower students to become engaged with their school and community as leaders.

Leadership Development

Prepare participants with leadership skills for the future.

Awareness

Assist students in becoming more aware of their ability to make an impact.

Teamwork Potential

Encourage youth to understand the power of collaborating instead of competing.

Safe Space

Create a safe space where students can be ambitious with no limitations.

Entrepreneurship

Help students become more aware of the opportunities that entrepreneurship brings.

Dates & Locations.

Major Events

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Melbourne
Coming soon!
Monday, 27th February 2023
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Venue TBA
Perth
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Thursday, 2nd March 2023
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Venue TBA
Adelaide
Coming soon!
Tuesday, 7th March 2023
Adelaide Convention Centre
Venue TBA
Brisbane
Coming soon!
Tuesday, 21st March 2023
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Venue TBA
Sydney
Coming soon!
Monday, 27th March 2023
ICC Sydney - Darling Harbour Theatre
Venue TBA

Regional Events

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YLAA's Conference was so well planned and delivered, challenging students to reflect on their own style of leadership and skills along the way such as public speaking and the importance of mindset in setting achievable goals.  The Changemaker Panel was incredible - inspiring students through such exceptional examples of achieving and having that chance for students to ask questions to other youth on their leadership journeys was incredibly beneficial.  Our students come back to school with not only motivation but the tools to turn a thought into a program benefiting our community.


Catherine, Head of Student Leadership

The YLAA Conference in 2021 inspired the young leaders from our school to dream big and think creativity. It encouraged them to consider the power that young people possess, and the ways in which they can use it to better the world. I would recommend this conference to any schools that wish to assist their student leaders with realising and following their passions.

Charlotte, Secondary Music and Maths Teacher

The SEDA College student leaders left the 2021 conference feeling motivated and inspired. Dynamic, diverse and entertaining presenters, coupled with the high energy levels in the room, ensured that our young people were engaged and enthusiastic throughout the day.


Dana, Director of Student Experiance

I loved seeing how enthusiastic my students were after the conference. They spoke all about their ideas on the train back home. They invited one of the guest speakers from the conference to our school and continued to make the reference of the conference throughout the year. It is most definitely a conference that will ignite a fire in your student leadership team


Nina Rihani, Secondary Coordinator

Greenacre Baptist Christian Community School

This was one of the best leadership days I have ever been to with our students. We all learned different things and all can bring them to the table when making our school a better place. It inspired us in different and similar ways that all enjoyed, students loved it and were excited to go to school to see what we can implement.


Annie Duong, Student Leadership and SRC Coordinator

"Creating meaningful change' was one of many inspiring messages embraced by our Student Leaders at the YLAA Conference in 2022. Dynamic yet humble, the speakers this year demonstrated that one person really can make a difference in this world, and that age is no barrier to achieving the extraordinary. This conference enabled our students to ignite their passion for leadership and was an outstanding reminder that opportunities abound, and it is up to them to make the most of what is in front of them. We cannot wait to include our Student Leaders in future conferences and encourage all schools to invest in their leaders by providing them with the opportunity to attend."


Amy Rowland, Student Leadership Coordinator