Youth Leadership and Ambassadorship

This course will provide leadership training experience that will help you develop critical skills to become actively and effectively involved within communities and respective work places. Theoretical and contemporary approaches to leadership and ambassadorship will be explored using applied case-based approaches.

In this course, you will acquire knowledge on leadership qualities that strengthen the confidence and capacities of young leaders who can generate solutions aligned with their values, while addressing root causes and systemic challenges. You may be required to attend a local community meeting (or alternative).

In addition, this course provides an option to gain international leadership perspective via a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) designed field trip to Geneva, Switzerland offering students a full immersion into multilateral working environment.

In line with UNITAR’s mandate, the main purpose of the trip is to enhance student’s knowledge and skills related to international leadership affairs and diplomacy. This will enable you to work more effectively and efficiently in multilateral settings, and a higher willingness to cooperate across borders.

Finally, the course will provide a platform for youths to lead and promote mutual understanding while building leadership skills to make a difference in their communities.

Students at the end of the elective will receive a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) certificate which will enhance their employability and graduate profile.

Contact Hours

3 hours per week (including teaching and workshops)

Recognition

Students at the end of the elective will receive a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) certificate which will enhance their employability and graduate profile.

This course is worth 10 credit points towards your program at The University of Newcastle. Please check with your Program Conveyner to ensure that this elective fits within your program requirements.