Leadership Program for Students: Leading with Impact
Leadership is a choice and it comes in many different forms. At ACU, students are encouraged to participate in the leadership program known as Leading with Impact, which has been developed in line with ACU’s Mission and the achievement of ACU graduate attributes. The program aims to develop leaders who are strategic in their thinking, display empathy and are adaptable in a complex, pluralistic environment.
Leading with Impact is flexible, customisable and recognised upon graduation with the ACU Leadership Program Certificate.
Students start their leadership learning journey with a better understanding of themselves and others; followed by an understanding of the different leadership styles; awareness of local and international social issues; embedding resilience; and demonstrating the capacity to inspire and empower others through engagement with industry and communities.
The program offerings are listed in the Leadership Framework which groups leadership activities into five leadership domains and three recognition levels. Some activities are administered internally by ACU and others are external to ACU.
Leadership Domains Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart
Students can participate and complete any leadership activity across the framework however at least one leadership activity per domain per level must be completed to be eligible for the ACU Leadership Program Certificate. The certificate will only recognise completions on a progression basis, from Bronze > Silver > Gold.
Additional leadership activities that fit within the ACU Leadership Program will be included over time and published on the Leadership Framework.
Students need to register for individual activities within the Leadership Framework. Registering and completing any of the recognised leadership activities will automatically register the student in the Leadership Program.
All ACU students can participate in Leading with Impact at any stage during their study and accumulate points towards their Leadership Program Certificate. Please note cost, availability and requirements are varied depending on the activity selected.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Office of Student Success at firstname.lastname@example.org.