Future Leaders Program
Science Future Leaders 2022
If you are passionate about science and aspire to make a difference in the world, then the Science Future Leaders Program is for you.
The Science Future Leaders Program has been developed to identify and cultivate the science leaders of the future.
Activities undertaken during the year-long program will assist you in developing a range of skills relevant to leadership in your studies and career. Activities include a 2-day induction workshop, a series of leadership workshops, and the opportunity to practice leadership within the university, your chosen profession, and/or wider community.
As a participant, you can expect to:
- develop further and gain a deeper understanding of your leadership style and harness your leadership potential through skills training and fun-filled team-building games and activities;
- engage with the broader community by putting leadership into practice;
- foster your personal and professional networks through engagement with your peers, senior members of the Faculty and University, as well as leaders in science, industry and the broader community;
- develop and challenge yourself; and
- enhance your CV through the experience and new skills gained.
To complete the program, you will need to commit to the following:
- Attend the 2-day induction workshop in February 2022;
- Attend 6 evening leadership workshops held during the year;
- Attend the celebration dinner at the end of the program held in November 2022.
Please note: If you are unable to commit to attending/participating in any of the above, please do not apply.
The two-day induction workshop will take place over two days between 14 February to 20 February 2022. As soon as we know the exact date, we will publish it here. At this workshop, you will learn how to identify and make the most out of your leadership style through leadership training and team building activities. Note: The induction workshop is held at one of the Monash campuses, and runs 9 am to 5 pm each day. We will provide lunch and dinner, and the students are required to provide their own breakfast and accommodation during this time.
Six evening workshops will be held during the year (one in each semester) and are designed to revisit and build on theory and practice built during the induction workshop. These leadership workshops are also designed to provide you with the opportunity to discover what leadership encompasses across a wide range of contexts, and to learn the secrets of success from inspiring leaders from diverse backgrounds.
Leadership in action
As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to put your leadership training into action by demonstrating leadership in the university, your chosen profession and/or the wider community through a group project.
On completion of the program you'll have a chance to celebrate and share your achievements at a special dinner in November. You will get to hear from guest speakers about their leadership journey, as well as receive a certificate in recognition of your participation in the program.
|Week of 14 February||Induction workshop, 9am – 5pm (2 days)|
|Week of 14 March||Leadership workshop 1 (week 3, S1), 6-8pm|
|Week of 4 April||Leadership workshop 2 (week 6, S1), 6-8pm|
|Week of 2 May||Leadership workshop 3 (week 9, S1), 6-8pm|
|Week of 8 August||Leadership workshop 4 (week 3, S2), 6-8pm|
|Week of 29 August||Leadership workshop 5 (week 6, S2), 6-8pm|
|Week of 19 September||Leadership workshop 6 (week 9, S2), 6-8pm|
|End of November||Celebration Dinner|
Please note: The mode of the delivery (face-to-face vs Zoom) or some of the above dates might change due to state of COVID situation.
Entry requirements and exclusions
To qualify for the program, you must be enrolled in the second year or above of a science degree in 2022, including cross-faculty double degrees (but excluding BSc Advanced Global Challenges).
You are welcome to apply for Ancora Imparo, but if you are accepted into the Future Leaders Program, you must elect to do one or the other (i.e. you cannot do both).
Entry into the unit will be based on:
- past contribution to, and involvement in, university/community leadership activities;
- satisfactory academic progress;
- student responses to selection questions in the application form and
an interview video.
There is a quota of 30 students per year.
Application form and due date
To apply for this program has two steps:
- The first step requires you to fill out the form to express your interest and share some of your past involvements in volunteering and leadership activities. This is due on 7 November 2021.
- You will then be emailed the link for the second step, which asks you to record a short video answering interview questions. The videos are due on 21 November 2021.
Selection process timeline
25 October 2021
7 November 2021
21 November 2021
Applicants video interview due
Week of 6 December 2021
Applicants notified of outcome
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