Student Leadership Summit

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Learn. Develop. Lead.

Being a Student Leader can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your time at uni, and comes hand-in-hand with new challenges and opportunities. 

Arc is bringing you the Student Leadership Summit, where you'll hear from a range of Arc staff, student leaders and external trainers to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to maximise your impact as a Student Leader.

You'll have the freedom to customise your Summit experience by choosing the workshops, discussion groups, keynotes and panels you wish to attend - you can read more about each session below.


WHERE | Online, some sessions available in person at the Roundhouse

WHEN | MON 14 DEC & TUE 15 DEC

In her time at UNSW, Teela was the first Aboriginal person to be elected on the UNSW Law Society as Vice-President (Social Justice). In this session, Teela will talk to us about how she identified gaps in opportunities for Aboriginal students studying law and how she filled those gaps herself. She will give us all an insight into the value of using your student position for good and why, when you see something wrong, it’s not good enough to just note it, you must do something about it. 


Teela Reid is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman born and raised in Gilgandra western NSW. Teela is lawyer, activist and storyteller who is committed to eliminating systemic racism in our society. Currently, she is a Sydney-based solicitor with experience practicing in criminal and civil law. She is the 2020 recipient of the UNSW Young Achiever for her role in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and is a leading advocate behind the Walama Court, a proposal to establish an Aboriginal sentencing court at the NSW.

Unique Value Proposition: Engaging New Audiences

How can you stand out from the crowd? What do you do differently and how do you create value for others? To answer these questions isn’t easy, but understanding what makes your organisation special will magnetise others who share your vision. Lydia & Mitch bring you a marketing masterclass where you can discover how to attract and retain members.

Presented by Mitch McBurnie (Arc Marketing Manager) & Lydia Morgan (Arc Communications Coordinator)

Contributes to the Events & Sponsorship Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Conflict Management

Strongly recommended for roles with specific grievance responsibilities.

This workshop is focused on promoting critical self-reflection of current personal conflict management mindsets and strategies in order to identify opportunities for development and change. This will be supported by the presentation of several key interpersonal communication techniques that focus on the constructive and confident expression of opinions, while remaining empathetic and genuine.

Specially, the workshop will include:

1. Discussion of the value that conflict affords us. If managed well it is a fantastic vehicle to learn more about ourselves, about others, increase team cohesion and realise more in-depth knowledge of topics, people and issues

2. Consideration of how biases, stereotypes and preconceived ideas limit our thinking and negatively impact our ability to effectively deal with conflict scenarios

3. Develop empathy and rapport as the foundation for effective conflict resolution

4. Understand how to effectively convey requests and say no in a constructive and clear way

5. Consideration of how body language, tone and word choice all combine to impact the effectiveness of our communications

6. Make use of the simple “START, STOP & KEEP” framework to identify specific actions to improve conflict management practices

Presented by Mark Bramwell (Bramwell Solutions)

Contributes to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Badge, Workplace Development Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Advanced Club Management

Managing a club and the people within can be a complicated affair. All the finer details of Club management such as team culture, making difficult decisions, the growth stages of a club, managing personal vs professional separation and so on require nuanced discussion to properly understand. There is no such thing as an easy answer when it comes to these topics, but this training session will help you decide the best path to take. 

At Advanced Club Management training, you will learn, discuss and gain insight into the more complex situations an executive could find themselves in to ensure you can have the confidence to lead your club and those relying on you. 

Presented by Stephen Guo (Arc Clubs Officer)

Contributes to the Team Management Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Motivation & Teamwork

How do you stay motivated and where does motivation come from? In this workshop, you will learn about the six intrinsic drivers of motivation, self-assess where you are performing at your best and develop an action plan to feel better and stay on track over the 2020/2021 year ahead. You will learn how to:

1. Describe the 4-stages of team formation: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing (from Dr Bruce Tuckman)

2. Describe the 6-drivers of motivation

3. Assess their personal motivation hierarchy across the 6-drivers of motivation

4. Understand and empathize with the needs of peers and students

5. Motivate individuals and teams by applying actions from each of the 6-drivers 

Presented by Josh Farr (Campus Consultancy)

Contributes to the Team Management Badge and All-Rounder Badge

Leadership Strengths, Values & Purpose

Discover your leadership purpose by exploring your strengths and values. This experience is an opportunity to develop greater self-awareness, confidence and authenticity. These skills are not only valuable for your current leadership role but also relevant for your future employability.

To make the most out of the session you will be required to complete an online module (approx. 60 minutes) prior to the workshop. You will have access to this pre-work from Wednesday 9 December and instructions will be emailed to you.

Brought to you by UNSW's Student Development Team.

Contributes to the Team Management Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Looking after the wellbeing of your team

To thrive as a team, we need thriving team members. That means that the mental health and wellbeing of your team matters. In this workshop we will be exploring why it is important to not just look after but to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of your team and how you can make this happen. We will challenge the way you typical envision wellbeing and you will leave feeling empowered to lead and inspire a thriving team

Presented by Kasey Miles (Arc Wellbeing and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator)

Contributes to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Badge,Team Management Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Goal Setting

Did you know, according to Inc. Magazine, you can increase your likelihood of achieving a goal by 76% if you follow 3 core steps? In this workshop, you will learn not just how to set S.M.A.R.T.(E.R.) goals, but also the psychology behind goal-setting, how to motivate yourself & transform dreams into results. You will take action in real-time in the workshop & see how much can be achieved in all aspects of your life. Outcomes:

1. Identify the 8 major categories of fulfillment in life

2. Develop S.M.A.R.T.(E.R.) goals for 2020

3. Apply the goal-setting framework to your role as a student leader

4. Create a 10-day plan of action to kick-start your progress

Presented by Josh Farr from Campus Consultancy

Contributes to the Team Management Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Cultural Competency

The UNSW Welfare and People of Colour collectives will be presenting a cultural awareness workshop as part of Arc’s Student Leadership Summit. This session will kickstart a conversation about race and racism as we explore how to facilitate safe spaces for people of colour from a variety of backgrounds. We will aim to develop literacy and empathy around issues pertaining to race to allow student leaders to confidently support people of colour. We will also equip student leaders with the tools needed to handle disclosures of discrimination, manage grievances, and pursue accountability. Key topics that will also be addressed are:

1. Understanding boundaries

2. Microaggressions

3. Active bystander responses

Presented by Dorene Shankaran (2020 SRC Ethno-cultural Officer) and Nayonika Bhattacharya (2020 SRC Welfare Officer)

Contributes to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Consent and Events

As leaders of various student groups, you will run a number of events to get people together and to have discussions about the future of your group. But where there are groups of people and there is alcohol, sometimes there is inappropriate behaviour. This workshop will equip you on:

1. The basics of consent and sexual misconduct

2. How to recognise inappropriate behaviour

3. How to respond to innappropriate behaviour

4. How to ensure that your events are safe for all

5. How to support survivors in your student groups

Presented by Angela Griffin (Arc Project Officer, 2019 SRC President)

Contributes to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Badge, Events & Sponsorship Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Strategy: Mission, Vision, Values

What are your goals for 2021? In this workshop, you will learn about how to identify your vision, your mission and your values as an individual, as a team, and how to turn them into tangible goals and action plans. You will leave with a clear path ahead as well as new techniques to effectively, delegate, decide and drive growth for the year ahead. If you are looking to grow your club next year, this is the workshop for you!

Presented by Josh Farr (Campus Consultancy)

Contributes to the Team Management Badge, Workplace Development Badge and All-Rounder Badge


In Design: Simple design skills for student groups 

Want to make your promo pop? Deck your stall out in slick signage? Become an aesthetic superstar? Everyone knows that the first step to getting your idea, message or offering seen is making it look GOOD, which is why we're here to equip you with the digital design basics to help you bring your look to life. Over the course of this 45 minute session, Arc Senior Designer Tom will show you some behind-the-scenes of the Arc design process and get you started with the Adobe tools, tricks and templates you need to take your project to the next level. 

Presented by Lydia Morgan (Arc Communications Coordinator) and Tom Bell (Arc Senior Designer)

Contributes to the Events & Sponsorship Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Event and Risk Management

Get the rundown on how to successfully organise your next event including purposeful planning, communication, organisation platforms and how best to assess risk.

Presented by Sarah Moore (Arc Clubs Coordinator)

Contributes to the Events & Sponsorship Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Sponsorship 101

How do you create win-win partnerships and maximise the growth of your sponsorship portfolio? In this workshop, student leaders will learn how to be more confident in searching for, creating and maintaining partnerships (pro-bono and in-kind) as well as sponsorships, and how to leverage those networks to benefit the student group and add value to their members. You will learn how to:

1. Develop their group’s stakeholder map to identify potential partners

2. Show why engaging with stakeholders is valuable for members & the group

3. Identify value that you can deliver to the stakeholder in return

4. Create Key Performance Indicators for stakeholder relationships

5. Create an action plan for engaging with new partners & potential sponsors

Presented by Josh Farr (Campus Consultancy)

Contributes to the Events & Sponsorship Badge and All-Rounder Badge


LinkedIn Workshop

Linkedin is the world's leading social network for professionals wishing to connect with other professionals. It is a veritable global rolodex - forget the business cards and internet searches - find who you need and build your career on Linkedin!

With hundreds of millions of business professionals around the world using it and several million users in Australia alone, if you are looking for ways to connect with and market to other business professionals, this is the social network for you if you are a student building your career and understand its not always what you know but who you know.

What we'll cover:.

1. Top tips on setting up a top notch Linkedin profile (and how to adjust yours if you already have one)

2. The differences between free and paid accounts and whether you should pay How to find people you may wish to connect with and the RIGHT WAY to request a connection on Linkedin

3. How to quickly and easily locate and segment your contacts in Linkedin

4. The difference between recommendations and endorsements & why Linkedin is the best place to solicit testimonials online

5. Your options for posting on Linkedin and why you should - status updates + articles What are company pages on Linkedin and how to get started (different from a profile)

6. What are Linkedin Groups and how to find relevant groups to connect with

7. And more

Presented by Yvette Adams (The Training Collective)

Contributes to the Workplace Development Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Speaking, Presenting and Networking

Public speaking is becoming a long-lost art form. Mitch will coach you through the manner, matter and method of your unique speaking style so that you can unlock a confident and authentic voice. Then once you feel good in front of an audience you’re ready to work the crowd with skills in body-language and networking.

Presented by Mitch McBurnie (Arc Marketing Manager)

Contributes to the TWorkplace Development Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Running effective meetings

Have you ever been in a really effective meeting? In a meeting that’s well designed, well lead and well followed up, results are clear, roles are appropriately spread and participants are engaged in the learning and planning process. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge, skills and mindsets required to make meetings as effective as possible. You will learn how to create an environment that is inclusive and where all voices are heard. If you’re ready to look forward to your meetings in 2021, this is a great workshop to check out. 

Presented by Josh Farr (Campus Consultancy)

Contributes to the Team Management Badge, Workplace Development Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Club Grievance Officer Training

Strongly recommended for Club Executives with specific grievance responsibilities.

As a Club grievance officer, you are someone who takes on a lot of responsibility. In a perfect world, no one would need to contact the grievance officer because there would be no conflict in your club, however, in this not-so perfect world, this session will prepare you to handle any sort of conflict that might come your way.

We will cover the following topics:

1. How to be a good grievance officer

2. Practical playing out of possible grievances

3. How to progress grievances

4. When to hand the grievance to someone else

5. How to know when to conflict off grievances

6. How to investigate grievances

Presented by Angela Griffin (Arc Project Officer, 2019 SRC President)

Contributes to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Badge and All-Rounder Badge


LGBTQIA+ Awareness

Queer issues in the spaces of UNSW club and societies can be intimidating and confusing to navigate. Addressing topics such as gender and sexuality-related politics, pronouns, inclusive language, can be difficult without a queer lived experience. However, students with years of experience in this area with strong knowledge in this topic have banded together to help you navigate this landscape. This training will assist you in creating a more inclusive space and addressing gendered and sexuality-related biases.

Presented by Indi Sofyer (2020 SRC Queer Officer) and Leo Shaw-Voysey (Arc Student Development Committee Convenor)

Contributes to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Badge and All-Rounder Badge


Finance, grants and funding

How confident are you in estimating your club's running expenses, building a budget, understanding available sources of funding and accessing them? This workshop is designed in alignment with Arc @ UNSW's funding policies to empower leaders to maximize the value delivered to their students, support innovative ideas coming to life while meeting financial requirements necessary for the long term success of the student clubs. If you're ready for money to be a tool that empowers rather than a concern that creates stress, join us for this workshop!

Presented by Josh Farr (Campus Consultancy)

Contributes to the Events & Sponsorship Badge and All-Rounder Badge

Careers Panel: Translating student leadership into a career

Being a student leader is a rewarding experience in so many ways, but how can you translate those experiences into something employable? Join our incredible panelists to discuss how student leadership experiences can be beneficial, not only to your uni life, but also to padding out that resume and giving you the confidence and experience to take on stellar careers. 

 

Panellists:

  • Nadhirah Daud, Associate at Boston Consulting Group and 2018/19 Arc Board Chair
  • Chris Antonini, Associate Director Product Implementation at Optus
  • Farhana Laffernis, Diversity Project Officer at UNSW EDI Division
  • Dennis Seo, Manager of UNSW Global Careers and Employability Experiences


Discussion Groups

Join a small discussion group to meet other student leaders, learn how other student groups have responded to different challenges, and work together to brainstorm strategies to take in 2021.

Sign up to one of the discussion topics below. All discussion groups will be running simultaneously and attendees will be assigned to small facilitated discussion groups.

Student Engagement & Events

This year, many student groups have found it difficult to engage students as their presence has been limited to online spaces.

For this session, we will discuss how your student group has engaged students during this COVID-19 affected period through events and other initiatives. We will talk about how successful these were and how you might have done things differently.

We will go on to talk about what events and initiatives will look like in 2021 to engage new students and maintain engagement with returning students, and brainstorm some ideas for how to combat challenges you found in 2020.

Fundraising & Sponsorship 

In this session, we will discuss how fundraising and sponsorship was affected by the pandemic. We will talk about our plans for raising funds in 2021 as well as how we plan to confront potential fundraising challenges.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

In this session, we will talk about the value of engaging members of a diverse cultural, linguistic, gender and other backgrounds. We will brainstorm strategies to ensure that all people can be a part of your student group and talk openly about some of the challenges.

We're excited to be able to offer a range of digital badges to those attending the Student Leadership Summit. 


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Badge

Requirements: Attend at least 4 of the following sessions

  • Conflict Management
  • Looking after the wellbeing of your team
  • Cultural Competency
  • Consent and events
  • Club Grievance officer training
  • LGBT Awareness


Team Management Badge

Requirements: Attend at least 4 of the following sessions

  • Advanced Club Management
  • Motivation & Teamwork
  • Leadership Strengths, Values & Purpose
  • Looking after the wellbeing of your team
  • Goal Setting
  • Strategy: Mission, Vision, Values
  • Speaking, presenting, networking


Events & Sponsorship Badge

Requirements: Attend at least 4 of the following sessions

  • Unique Value Proposition: Engaging New Audiences
  • Consent and events
  • In Design Skills
  • Events & Risk Management
  • Sponsorship 101
  • Finance, grants and funding


Workplace Development Badge

Requirements: Attend at least 3 of the following sessions

  • Conflict management
  • Leadership Strengths, Values & Purpose
  • Strategy: Mission, Vision, Values
  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Speaking, Presenting and Networking
  • Running effective meetings


All-Rounder Badge

Requirements: Attend at least 4 sessions, including at least one session from each of the other badge categories.

MONDAY MORNING

Summit Welcome & Keynote - Teela Reid: Using Your Leadership Position For Good (ONLINE 9:00-9:45AM)

Advanced club management (ONLINE 9:50-11:20AM)

Motivation & Teamwork (ONLINE 9:50-11:20AM)

Leadership Strengths, Values & Purpose (ONLINE 9:50-11:20AM)

Looking after the wellbeing of your team (CAMPUS 10:35-11:20AM)

Sponsorship 101 (ONLINE 11:35AM-1:05PM)

Cultural competency (ONLINE 11:35AM-12:20PM)

Club Grievance Officer Training (CAMPUS 12:35-1:20PM)

In Design: Simple design skills (ONLINE 12:35-1:20PM)

MONDAY AFTERNOON

Panel - Translating student leadership into a career (ONLINE 1:50-2:35PM)

Goal Setting (ONLINE 2:50-4:20PM)

Event & Risk Management (ONLINE 2:50-4:20PM)

Consent and Events (CAMPUS 2:50-3:35PM)

LinkedIn Workshop (ONLINE 2:50-3:50PM)

LGBTQIA+ Awareness (ONLINE 3:50-4:35PM)

Speaking, presenting, networking (ONLINE 3:50-4:35PM)

TUESDAY MORNING

Event & Risk management (CAMPUS 9:50-11:20AM)

Strategy: Mission, Vision, Values (ONLINE 9:50-11:20AM)

Leadership Strengths, Values & Purpose (ONLINE 11:35AM-1:05PM)

Running effective meetings (ONLINE 11:35AM-1:05PM)

Speaking, Presenting & Networking (CAMPUS 11:35AM-12:20PM)

Club Grievance officer training (ONLINE 11:35AM-12:20PM)

LGBTQIA+ Awareness (ONLINE 12:35-1:20PM)

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Discussion Group: Engagement & Events (ONLINE and CAMPUS GROUPS 1:50-2:35PM)

Discussion Group: Fundraising & Sponsorship (ONLINE and CAMPUS GROUPS 1:50-2:35PM)

Discussion Group: EDI (ONLINE and CAMPUS GROUPS 1:50-2:35PM)

Advanced club management (CAMPUS 2:50-4:20PM)

Finance, grants and funding (ONLINE 2:50-4:20PM)

Looking after the wellbeing of your team (ONLINE 2:50-3:35PM)

Cultural competency (ONLINE 3:50-4:35PM)

Consent and Events (ONLINE 3:50-4:35PM)

Questions?

Leadership Summit Team