She Leads High Conference

When:
8:45am to 3:30pm, 1 November 2018
Venue:
Ann Harding Conference Centre University of Canberra 24 University Dr S, Bruce ACT 2617
Cost:
$40

YWCA Canberra’s She Leads High Conference is a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10.

The event provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of leadership and explores topics such as social and emotional development, peer relationships and pressures, self-esteem, and body image. Upon completion, students will be empowered to start defining and developing their leadership pathways.

By the end of the day we want girls to:

  • know that it’s okay to Be Bold with who they are and what they want for themselves, their peers, and their communities
  • be shown that anyone can be a leader and that leadership requires people with all kinds of skills, interests, and backgrounds
  • gain tangible skills to begin or strengthen their leadership pathways
  • be given a safe space to share ideas and stories with like-minded people
  • have knowledge about the impact of gender bias on women’s leadership
  • be empowered and inspired to set goals and develop the skills to reach them.

The day will include interactive workshops, keynote speeches, and speed networking with incredible young women under the age of 25 who are leading in their communities.

By encouraging girls’ attendance, you will provide them with the opportunity to develop their leadership potential, and increase their capacity to take on leadership roles within their school environment and beyond.

This is a school excursion, and all students must attend with their teachers/school supervisors. The registration deadline is Friday 26 October 2018.

TO PURCHASE A TICKET, PLEASE HEAD TO OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE OR REQUEST AN INVOICE AT SHELEADS@YWCA-CANBERRA.ORG.AU

Key event details

  • When: 8:45am – 3:30pm, Thursday 1 November 2018
  • Where: Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra
  • Cost and inclusions: $40 per student. Registration includes a full day program of talks and workshops, morning tea and lunch, and a pen and activity booklet
  • Tickets available from our eventbrite page or by emailing the She Leads team at sheleads@ywca-canberra.org.au

Other important information

  • This is a school excursion, and all students must attend with their teachers/school supervisors.
  • There is a required ratio of one school supervisor to every six students.
  • Schools must return photography consent forms to She Leads for each registered student.
  • Transport needs to be organised independently by schools.

Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of the ACT Government, scholarship places for two Indigenous students are available. Please contact the She Leads team for more information, or to apply.

Program and speakers

Full program and speaker line-up will be released shortly, so watch this space for more details.

TIME ACTIVITY  
8:45 – 9:00 Arrivals Students will check in with YWCA Canberra staff, collect their name badges and find their seats.
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome Students will learn about what leadership is, what makes an effective leader and how leadership development can help to achieve goals.
9:30 – 10:00 1st Keynote A young woman under 25 will discuss her leadership journey, including how she started, the challenges she has faced, and her future aspirations. Students will have the opportunity to ask the keynote any questions relating to her experience and seek advice.
10:00 – 11:00 Workshops Workshops topics will be released shortly but will centre on social and emotional development, peer relationships and pressure, self-esteem/body image, working together and defining and developing a leadership journey.
11:00 – 11:30 Morning tea
11:30 – 12:00 2nd Keynote A young woman under 25 will discuss her leadership journey, including how she started, the challenges she has faced, and her future aspirations. Students will have the opportunity to ask the keynote any questions relating to her experience and seek advice.
12:00 – 1:15 Speed Networking session Students will learn the value of networking while interacting with young women under 25 from the Canberra community who are leading and making real change. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, seek advice and get inspired.
1:15 – 2:15 Lunch
2:15 – 3:15 Workshops Workshops topics will be released shortly but will centre on social and emotional development, peer relationships and pressure, self-esteem/body image, working together and defining and developing a leadership journey.
3:15 – 3:30 Closing Remarks Event day wrap up.

School Requirements

It is vital that teachers attend the event and provide appropriate supervision and care and ensure that each student arrives and departs safely. It is essential that there is one school supervisor for every six students attending. YWCA Canberra staff will not provide supervision of students and will not be responsible for the arrival or departure of students, or for their behaviour on the day.

Schools should treat this event as an excursion and will need to independently organise all necessary permission slips and transportation.

Schools are responsible for managing the allocation of places to interested students; there are 10 available places for each school. It is important that all students want to be there.

The day will feature a full program of speakers, workshops, and individual and group discussion and reflection. Students will get the most value from the day when they come prepared to engage with the topics, speakers, and fellow students.

For each registered student, a photography consent form will need to be completed and returned to the She Leads team. This is not the permission slip that should be used by teachers to gain guardian permission to take students to the event. Teachers should have access to their own school-specific permission slips and use those to gain guardian permission. Please email all the photography consent forms to sheleads@ywca-canberra.org.au.

Download the comprehensive Information Pack. 

Are you a young woman?

If you are a young woman interested in attending the She Leads High Conference, you will need to let your teacher or principal know that you want to come along to the event as soon as you can. Your school may be sending other students too, or they may not yet know about this event.

You will need to treat this event like any other school excursion, which means having your guardians sign your school permission slip, and organising transportation to and from the event through your school.

You and your guardian will also need to complete the photography consent form, which needs to be returned to the She Leads team prior to the event. Please give the photography consent form to your teacher, who will then provide the forms to us.

TO PURCHASE A TICKET, PLEASE HEAD TO OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE OR REQUEST AN INVOICE AT SHELEADS@YWCA-CANBERRA.ORG.AU

Further information 

For further details relating to the event, or for any queries please contact the She Leads team at sheleads@ywca-canberra.org.au or call YWCA Canberra on (02) 6175 9900.

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