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iLEAD
PROGRAM HANDBOOK

ABOUT iLEAD
iLEAD is the University of Newcastles International Leadership Experience
and Development Program. It is an exceptional opportunity for University of
Newcastle students to gain experience and skills in the areas of leadership
and international awareness.
As part of the program students will:

Attend dynamic, interactive lectures with real world take home


messages.

Hear from highly respected international figures people who are


famous in their fields of expertise, who have travelled the world,
who have led and been part of significant international events and
organisations.

Have the opportunity of taking part in countless events domestically or


around the world.

The flexible delivery allows students to design an individual path through


the program, and complete the program at an individual pace.
Program completion will be recorded on the students Australian Higher
Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS), and is a highly valuable addition to
a students resume on completion of their studies.

THE PROGRAM THEMES


Students gain leadership experience, skills and competencies under the
following themes:

Leadership in an International Context covers the fundamentals


of leadership and the skills it requires in the context of intercultural
communication and cross-cultural environments

International Awareness covers understanding and critical analysis of


global issues and the role of international frameworks

Community, Diversity and Pluralism covers the concepts of belonging


to, and playing a role in, a community; and cultural pluralism in
employment and community environments

ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO JOIN


All students currently enrolled at the University of Newcastle are eligible
to take part in the iLEAD Program. Students need to complete the Online
Induction found on the iLEAD Website. After completing the induction
students enrol in the iLEAD Blackboard site.
www.newcastle.edu.au/ilead

THE iLEAD PROGRAM


I N T E R N AT I O N A L
LEADERSHIP
SERIES (4)

SKILL BUILDING
LECTURES (9)

PORTFOLIO

COMPLETION
CEREMONY

C E R T I F I C AT E
OF
COMPLETION

1 0 0 AC T I V I T Y
POINTS

iLEAD AT A GLANCE
INTERNATIONAL LEADERS SERIES (ILS)
High-profile distinguished leaders and speakers with international and
domestic experience will present on varying topics of leadership. These
events are an excellent networking opportunity and allow students to
engage with notable leaders. Students are required to attend a minimum
number of 4 ILS lectures throughout the program.

SKILL BUILDING LECTURES


Skill building lectures involve interactive and dynamic University academics
and external speakers delivering engaging hands on and practical lectures
that integrate the three iLEAD themes. Students are required to attend a
minimum number of 9 Skill Building lectures throughout the program.

ACTIVITIES

In order to complete the program, students must accrue a certain number of


points of experience through participation in a range of selected activities.
Students can only participate in a non-paid structured task with a respected
government or non-government organisation.
Examples can be found below:

Student exchange

International short courses or study tour

International internships/placements

Learning a language

Approved academic units

Serving on the executive of a club/society

Local Community project work/volunteering

THE iLEAD SHORT PROGRAM


I N T E R N AT I O N A L
LEADERSHIP
SERIES (1)

SKILL BUILDING
LECTURES (3)

PORTFOLIO

COMPLETION
CEREMONY

C E R T I F I C AT E
OF
COMPLETION

5 0 AC T I V I T Y
POINTS

THE iLEAD SHORT PROGRAM


This program is for students that are studying at the University of Newcastle
for up to a maximum of one year. This includes inbound Study Abroad
and Exchange, and postgraduate coursework students. The structure
and steps in the program are identical to the full version, however the
lecture participation and iLEAD points have been reduced. To complete the
program, students are required to attend a minimum of one International
Leadership Series (ILS) events, three skill building lectures, and acquire 50 iLEAD
points.

iLEAD POINTS TABLE


10 POINTS

20 POINTS

30 POINTS

iLEAD approved
academic course

Undertake a
leadership role in an
on-campus or offcampus association or
organisation for 1 year

Inbound study abroad


& exchange students

(see approved list,


maximum 3 courses)

Community participation
domestic or international
(5-19 hours)

iLEAD sactioned
attendance at an event,
seminar or conference
Undertake a language
course
(Maximum 3 courses)

40 POINTS
Community participation
domestic or international
(40-49 hours)

Participate in an
approved international
conference
Community
participation domestic
or international
(20-29 hours)

50 POINTS
Community
participation domestic
or international
(50-59 hours)

Participate in an
overseas short course
(2-8 weeks)

Community participation
domestic or internatonal
(30-39 hours)

60 POINTS
International
Experience (outbound)
(1 Semester)

Community
participation domestic
or international
(>60 hours)

Community participation - domestic or international


Internships / placements/ pracs / advertised volunteer opportunities / general volunteering
(Students can only participate in a non-paid structured task with a respected
government or non-government organisation)
Undertake a language course
Can be a University course or through an external provider WEA, TAFE

Undertake a leadership role in an on-campus or off-campus association or organisation


Hold an executive position (e.g. President, Secretary, Treasurer) for an association or
organisation

iLEAD POINTS TABLE


The iLEAD Points table will help you determine how many points you are entitled
to after you complete an Activity.
NOTE: Students can claim no more than 60 points for participating in the same
activity. e.g. undertaking a leadership role in an on-campus association for a
maximum of 3 years (3 x 20 points = 60 points)
TIP: Always keep a log book adding up the number of hours you are volunteering.
Then when you have completed the Activity, use the points table to work out how
many points you receive

CREATING THE iLEAD PORTFOLIO


Students are required to present a portfolio on completion of the program.
The portfolio will include:

An iLEAD checklist (see page 11)

An iLEAD Attendance and Critical Analysis Summary sheet from each of


the Skill Building Lectures and ILS events attended. (see page 12)

An iLEAD Activity Critical Analysis Summary for each Activity with a


Supervisors signature OR evidence of participation e.g. transcript,
external letter etc. (see page 13)

ATTENDING THE iLEAD


COMPLETION CEREMONY
The iLEAD Completion Ceremony will include the following:
1. Presentation of iLEAD Certificates
2. Special Awards presented to the highest achieving students.
Students will have the opportunity to complete the program at the following
levels:

Certificate

Distinction

High Distinction

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
iLEAD Program Checklist
Your iLEAD Program Checklist should be at the front of your Portfolio.
Every time you complete an activity or attend a talk in the iLEAD program you are
required to record your participation on the iLEAD Program Checklist.

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
iLEAD Attendance and Critical Analysis Summary
You will have to complete this sheet after each talk you attend. Place this sheet in
your portfolio behind your Program Checklist.

iLEAD Attendance and Critical Analysis Summary

Complete immediately after the Lecture and place in your iLEAD Portfolio
iLEAD Skill-building Lecture
International Leaders Series (ILS) Event
Name of Lecture:

_______________________________________________

Presented by:

_______________________________________________

iLEAD Themes: Tick the theme(s) you think this talk relates to
Leadership in an
International Context

Models and styles of


leadership
Business/cultural acumen
and etiquette
Leadership skills
Intercultural communication

International Awareness

Global Business Issues


International Systems
World Paradigms
Critical global trends and
issues

Community, Integration
and Diversity

Citizenship and Social Responsibility


Cross Cultural Project
Management
Diverse Communities and
Integration

How did the talk relate to the iLEAD theme(s)?


_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
What are the main messages you will take away from this talk?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
I have attended the above mentioned iLEAD talk
Student:

__________________________________________________

Signature:

__________________________________________________

Date:

__________________________________________________

Record this activity on your iLEAD checklist


Place this sheet in your iLEAD portfolio

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
iLEAD Activity Critical Analysis Summary
You can use this sheet to prove you completed an Activity such as volunteering.
Place this sheet in your portfolio behind your Program Checklist.

iLEAD Activity Critical Analysis Summary


Name of Activity:

_______________________________________________

Organisation:

_______________________________________________

Number of Hours (if applicable):

___________________________________

iLEAD Themes: Tick the theme(s) you think this talk relates to
Leadership in an
International Context

Models and styles of


leadership
Business/cultural acumen
and etiquette
Leadership skills
Intercultural communication

International Awareness

Global Business Issues


International Systems
World Paradigms
Critical global trends and
issues

Community, Integration
and Diversity

Citizenship and Social Responsibility


Cross Cultural Project
Management
Diverse Communities and
Integration

How did the Activity relate to the iLEAD theme(s)?


_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
What are the main benefits you will take away from completing this Activity?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
I have completed the above mentioned Activity
Students Name / Signature:

_______________________________

Date: _____________

Supervisors Name / Signature: _______________________________ (Or evidence of participation)


Supervisors contact details (phone or email): _________________________________
Record this activity on your iLEAD checklist
Place this sheet in your iLEAD portfolio

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