Leadership Labs is part of Study Melbourne's flagship empowered program and is designed with a student-centred, strengths-based approach to capacity building and leadership skills development, social entrepreneurship, and volunteering.

Delivered by Campus Consultancy, Study Melbourne Leadership Labs includes a series of free events and streams designed to develop the leadership skills and growth mindsets of international students across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

If you are an international student with a Victorian education provider, who is passionate about expanding your networks, committed to developing your skills and eager to step up as a leader in the community, this is the program for you!

Volunteer to Lead (16-17 September 2023)

Join more than a dozen speakers, community leaders and special guests, as well as a whole cohort of students who aspire to increase their leadership skills and take the next steps as community volunteers and leaders.

Students who participate will:

  • Develop their leadership skills giving them an employability edge.
  • Prepare a personal action plan to increase your community involvement.
  • Network and meet a whole new peer group of likeminded, motivated students and local leaders.
  • Learn from some of the most inspiring leaders and influencers in Melbourne
  • Gain a Certificate of Completion and a digital badge that you can add to your resume and share on social media.

Connect (September - October 2023)

The CONNECT series includes four webinars and an in-person networking event at the end to achieve three goals:

  1. Create a sense of community for international students and alumni
  2. Develop students’ leadership skills and mindsets with engaging guest speakers
  3. Expand students’ networks with community leaders and their peers

For each online workshop our leadership expert - Josh Farr, will guide you through the leadership journey to be your own leader. The online events will have special guests to connect with the students and speak about their experiences.

Join us for all four online workshops and the networking event in person at the end of the program where you can network with your peers and guest speakers!

Our workshops are:

  • Online Workshop 1: Leadership Mindsets (Thursday, 21 September)
  • Online Workshop 2: Self Awareness (Tuesday, 26 September)
  • Online Workshop 3: Teamwork (Thursday, 5 October)
  • Online Workshop 4: Managing up and Influencing (Thursday, 12 October)
  • In-person Meet Up: Networking event (Thursday, 19 October) *MANDATORY REGISTRATION*

Register now and lock the time in your calendar for the CONNECT series.

4Impact ( March - May 2024)

Study Melbourne Leadership Labs 4Impact is your opportunity to form teams with your peers and create a project based on one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Lifestyle (UNSDG 4) Promoting a sustainable lifestyle (ethical purchases, food, household, health etc.) for individuals.
  • Leadership (UNSDG 5) Promoting women and ways to support women to rise to their potential.
  • Livelihood (UNSDG 8) Promoting financial education and access for all.

If you want to build friendships, develop creativity and leadership skills and work closely with a professional mentor who will guide your team towards success, this program is for you. After 12 weeks of mentoring and insightful events, all teams can participate in the final pitch competition with cash prizes for the winning teams!

Register now

Delivered by Campus Consultancy

Founded and led by Josh Farr, Campus Consultancy focuses on helping university, high school, and government staff to deliver top-quality professional development programs for their students. This is the largest and most successful leadership development organisation specific to university students in Australia. As such, they are partnered with 39 universities and have delivered nearly 1,000 workshops to over 35,000 students since 2017.

Campus Consultancy specialises in leadership and career development and employs a diverse team of expert facilitators and program managers. The entire team, including Josh, deliver fun, educational solutions, but more importantly, they deliver long-term results. They can design and provide tailored programs to fit clients’ needs and take their performance to the next level while increasing student engagement and retention.

Their programs, workshops, and online courses are not only customisable but also energetic, inspiring, and, most of all, practical and applicable in real life. Campus Consultancy is also a Proud Supporter of OzHarvest, donating the equivalent of 1 meal for every student who participates.