Future Leaders from Corinda State High School Join UQ Global Leadership Workshop

Corinda State High School
Photo Credit: Corinda State High School/Facebook

Five achievers from Corinda State High School who have the potential to be future leaders of Brisbane joined the Global Competence through Leadership workshop for Year 10 and Year 11 students held at the University of Queensland in St Lucia. 

Eloise, Olivia, Jenny, Winta, and Sara have been given the opportunity to become part of the valuable event and learn from industry experts about discovering their strengths and improving their leadership skills, critical and creative thinking and intercultural understanding. 

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“We completed three sessions run by university professors and lecturers who explained the psychology of leadership, and the concept of embracing the highest self, as well as the importance of creating actionable plans to real life problems,” Olivia, a Year 11 student, said.

“We practiced planning business approaches to solving sustainability and societal issues in a team setting and got the opportunity to meet and interact with other like-minded students.” 

Corinda State High school
Photo Credit: Corinda State High School / Facebook

The Global Competence through Leadership workshop was held through the initiatives of the Department of Education International and the State Schools Division.

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The workshop covered the following priorities:

  • support young people to respond positively to a connected, diverse and rapidly changing
  • world
  • prepare students for more internationally competitive work opportunities
  • provide high-quality teaching and learning programs focused on global competence
  • create opportunities that take our leaders, teachers, and students to the world, and bring
  • the world into Queensland schools
  • promote Queensland as a preferred destination for international students

Becoming a globally competent leader needs a multi-dimensional approach to enhancing one’s skills, knowledge, values, and attitudes as actions and decisions will have an implication on a generation. The concepts imparted to the workshop participants are also in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.