Leadership Labs

Find the leader within you. Define the world around you.

Applications for Semester 1 of 2017 are closed.  We plan to run Leadership Labs in Semester 2 of 2017, so keep an eye out for applications opening towards the end of Semester 1.

Leadership Labs was modeled after a course designed for MBA students at Stanford University. Arc@UNSW has secured expert facilitators to help you grow personally and professionally.  The 8 week, highly interactive course tackles important topics you won't find in the classroom. Participants are challenged through hands on activities while giving you an opportunity to expand your network amidst an incredible cohort of students and outstanding facilitators. 

Topics include: Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Management, Assertiveness, Ethics & the Responsibility of Leadership, Unconscious Bias, and more. All sessions are mandatory (barring a prearranged excused absence) and students are rewarded with a Certificate of Completion as well as leadership development that you won't get anywhere else.

Schedule for Semester 1 of 2017 (Week 1 through Week 8)

All sessions are on Wednesdays from 4:00-7:15pm at UNSW, unless noted:

Orientation: March 1 (4-6:00pm)
Session 1: March 8 - Knowing your Strengths
Session 2: March 15 - Conflict Management
Session 3: March 22 - Emotional Intelligence
Session 4: March 29 - Decision Making
Session 5: April 5 - Resilience 
Session 6: April 12 - Networking
Celebration/Close: April 26 (4pm start)

We are excited to welcome back a couple of our prized facilitators from 2016's Leadership Labs and introduce you to some exciting new facilitators next semester.


"I came out of Leadership Labs way more self aware. This program did wonders in kickstarting my journey towards becoming a leader in my own right. My favourite part was how insight into every week's focus could tangibly change how I behaved in my daily interactions."  

– Participant from Sem 1, 2016 

"Meeting other leaders from UNSW's student base is one the greatest things about Arc's leadership labs. You meet people with an array of personalities, experiences, degree backgrounds and leadership styles. Thus, you learn from each others experiences and views whilst unveiling your own clear-cut personal path to becoming a successful and impactful leader."  

– Participant from Sem 1, 2016 

"More than anything, the labs helped me learn about myself: My strengths, my conflict resolution style, my emotional intelligence. Now I feel like I can go out into the world knowing my skills and knowing how to use them to my advantage." 

– Participant from Sem 2, 2016 

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