360° Leadership Programme
Are you in your first or second year of study at The University of Auckland? The 360° Leadership Programme can help you grow your leadership capabilities.
The 360° Leadership Programme is a development programme designed for current students in their first or second year of study at The University of Auckland.
The programme is for students who want to grow their leadership capabilities and apply what they learn in a real world context.
Watch the video below to hear from students who've taken part in the programme.
Katya Curran - A future leader graduates
“Thought provoking, fun, interesting, challenging, scary, inspiring.”
“It challenged our thinking processes and helped to re-evaluate perceptions of leadership.”
“It’s very 360. It encompasses a wide range of ideas revolving around leadership that you wouldn’t have known plays a role in leadership. It’s not your typical leadership course where all you do is teamwork games. This course sits you down and makes you think.”
“The Programme really opens your mind to the extent of ‘leadership’ and all its dimensions.”
“Completely relatable and applicable to every aspect of life.”
“Don’t go into the programme expecting to come out a polished diamond at the end. This programme completely shifts your perspective of leadership. It makes you think critically.”
- To facilitate students’ contribution to creating a vibrant, engaging and exciting University environment.
- To support and develop leadership in the students who are actively contributing to the University community.
- To support students in the development of a more globally connected leadership.
- To facilitate stronger leadership relationships and learning between international and New Zealand students.
- The programme is designed to challenge. Rather than be given a ‘how to’ guide on leadership, this programme will introduce new leadership ideas and enable you to experiment with new ways of behaving.
- Over the course of the six month programme, you’ll complete five workshops. At these workshops you’ll be introduced to fresh ideas on the challenges of leadership and take part in a number of experiential activities which will encourage active discussion.
- In between workshops there is some project-based work as an opportunity to test out and practice new concepts.
- The 360° Leadership Programme is delivered by facilitators from the New Zealand Leadership Institute, who run a range of leadership courses, drawing on the experiences of leaders from within the University and across the public and private sectors.
The theme of the programme is “Understanding and developing your leadership identity”. As a future leader, you'll be enabled to more effectively understand and engage with complexity and difference of perspective, while refining your leadership in the University community.
"Understanding and developing your leadership identity"
This theme is underpinned by a series of questions that you will explore throughout the programme:
Who am I? What values, experiences and views do I hold?
Who are we as a leadership group? How are we going to connect and create stronger leadership relationships?
Where am I?
What’s the context for my leadership? What’s my sense of place?
What’s my leadership for?
This identity and place can be thought about in relation to the following contexts:
- As a student
- Within clubs and associations
- Within the wider University community
- In the community
- As a citizen of the world
In investigating the ways in which place informs your leadership identity, you will become more aware of your own boundaries and assumptions. You will become more adept at challenging your ‘truths’. In doing so, you will construct different options for how you believe that you and others can enact leadership within these contexts.
This theme provides a foundation on which to construct a different set of leadership practices, enabling you to more effectively understand and engage with complexity and difference of perspective. There will also be significant opportunities to construct experiences that investigate leadership in different places and interactions with others who can also describe how identity and place have influenced their leadership.
You are required to attend all workshops in full.
|Workshop format||2013 dates and times|
|Friday 24 - Saturday 25 May, 9am-5pm|
|Saturday 20 July, 9am-5pm|
||Saturday 17 August, 9am-5pm|
|Friday 13 - Saturday 14 September, 9am-5pm
(end of mid-semester break)
||Saturday 19 October, 9am-5pm|
The programme is open to first and second year undergraduate students, both domestic and international. We want applicants who are actively involved in extra-curricular activities (either in clubs, societies and associations on campus), or who volunteer their time at the University or in the community. It is in these activities that you’ll be testing out your leadership skills, during and after the programme.
As an applicant, you need to address the following criteria which will be considered by the selection panel:
- Leadership context — you should be able to tell us your leadership context (the place that you are able to actively use and apply your learning during the programme), and articulate your ongoing commitment to it.
Readiness and openness to learning and growing — you must demonstrate that you are:
- Open to challenge.
- Willing to be honest and open.
- Willing to actively bring your challenges and stories into the programme.
- Motivated to test new ideas and share those experiments.
- Desire to make an impact — you should be able to articulate some ideas around your aspirations, the change you wish to see, and the way you see leadership helping you to make this impact.
- Self-management — you should be able to balance your current studies and any other commitments with this programme. This course requires a significant commitment.
The programme fee is $150. Some scholarships may be available to successful applicants.
Applications for the 2013 programme have closed.
For general enquiries, please email email@example.com.
For more information about the programme, please contact:
Student Support Administrator
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88017