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CDU Leadership Program

You are our future business, political and community leaders who will use the knowledge you gain from CDU to help shape a brighter future.

"You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable." - Cathy Freeman (Member of the Kuku Yalanji and Burri Gubba people)

The CDU Leadership Program facilitates development of values such as honesty, integrity and credibility through self-awareness, self-belief and strong principles. 

Some benefits of the program include:

  • developing leadership skills 
  • boosting your employability
  • learning from other inspirational leaders
  • receiving ongoing support from our leadership team
  • receiving recognition of your extra-curricular participation on your academic transcript
  • making new friends, learning about yourself and having fun.
  • Expressions of interest for the following conference opportunities are currently available:

    To register your interest, please read through the criteria below.

  • Have you come across leadership opportunities that you would like CDU to help fund? You can apply for the CDU Student Leadership Program Scholarships if the opportunity addresses the below criteria:

    • The topics/themes are aligned with the CDU values
    • It instills best practice in leadership, decision making, performance and strategy to enhance your leadership abilities
    • There are opportunities to build networks and collaborate across diverse disciplines
  • CDU provides scholarships to help towards the cost of attending a leadership conference. To apply you must:

    • Have already completed at least 40 credit points with CDU
    • Be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship
    • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa
    • Have some leadership experience with CDU, e.g. student group executive committee, student ambassadors etc; or in the community  e.g. volunteering, mentoring etc.
    • Demonstrate a desire and potential to lead and;
    • Demonstrate how attending the conference will contribute to your future plans.
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Contact Us

+ 61 8 8946 7678

studentgroupssupport@cdu.edu.au