Leadership in Australia has seen some interesting times recently and it's prompted a lot of discussion as to what makes a good leader. It's also contributed to a wider debate as to what we need to do to ensure our young people understand the qualities of positive leadership to secure a strong future for them as individuals, our country and the wider world.
In recognition of the importance of our future leaders, the Halogen Foundation is hosting National Young Leaders Day in Sydney on November 27. This is an annual event launched in 1997 to develop strong leadership values within young Australians. The day includes keynote talks, multimedia presentations and interactive learning that promotes specific outcomes for young people who aspire to lead well.
This event will involve approximately 2300 secondary school students from 150 government and private schools across NSW who will each have the opportunity to participate in a day of leadership development, keynote speakers and motivational insights.
The speakers attending this event are some of the most renowned leaders in fields such as sport, science, entrepreneurship and social justice. Headlining the day at this 2015 event is Premier Mike Baird and keynote talks will also be given by leadership experts Avril Henry, Jack Manning Bancroft, Jessica Fox and Dr Amantha Imber.
In addition to listening to the impressive line-up of speakers, the students will have the opportunity to explore leadership and learning opportunities at the National Young Leaders Day Expo which will be open during morning tea and lunch. At the Expo, volunteer groups, charities and career advisers will be on hand to provide information on future career and study options in addition to some ideas on how students can put their leadership skills into practice through activities such as volunteering.
One of the key features of the day is the 10,000 Ideas Video Project where students will have the chance to pitch their dream for a better world for inclusion in an inspiring piece of film which demonstrates the leadership capability that exists in this next generation of Australian leaders.
The National Young Leaders Day will kick off at the State Sports Centre, Sydney Olympic Park at 9:00am and concludes at 2:30pm.