Leadership and character development
The Global Young Leaders Conferences
Selected students have the opportunity to apply to attend The Global Young Leaders Conferences in Europe, China or the United States of America.
The Global Young Leaders Conferences are extraordinarily life-changing programs that explore the nature of leadership and the types of skills that are required to make a powerful impact in a leadership role. Students learn communication skills, responsibility and how to lead by positive example as they discuss global issues with distinguished diplomats and visit bastions of political, social and economic influence.
Some of the activities that students participate in as part of The Global Young Leaders Conferences include:
• Beijing: Students debate diplomatic issues with foreign affairs diplomats and see the historic Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City during an excursion to the Great Wall of China.
• Hangzhou: Students are immersed in China’s ancient commerce and culture.
• Shanghai: Students witness modern China and its booming new capitalism that is changing the world economy.
United States of America
• New York City: Students meet a United Nations speaker, draft policy proposals, debate issues and work to pass resolutions, all of which culminate in the Global Summit simulation held at the United Nations Headquarters.
• Washington D.C.: Students visit international embassies, evaluate nations’ interdependence in world trade and study the art of conflict resolution.
Students who attend one of The Global Young Leaders Conferences may be eligible to receive College credit through George Mason University, which has been recognised as one of the top ten universities in the United States of America.
International Leadership Program (Cambodia) A key vision for The Goda Foundation is to create opportunities for students to learn to see themselves as global citizens. The International Leadership Program is one of those opportunities.
Each year, students in Years 10 and 11 are invited to apply to participate in the three-week International Leadership Program, which runs in January of the following year.
The program incorporates a significant component of learning through service. Students volunteer half of each day at New Hope School (Cambodia) and the other half of each day is spent learning about Cambodian culture. The program does include a component of sightseeing on weekends, although this should be seen as an added bonus.
Outward Bound Outward Bound is recognised as a leader in providing rite of passage experiences for young people. The program challenges students to discover untapped resources from within themselves and empowers students to assume responsibility as they develop life skills such as peer leadership, decision-making, problem-solving and communication. Students spend a week in the wilderness of New South Wales as part of the program.
The Young Endeavour The Young Endeavour sailing adventure gives students the opportunity to sail with a crew of young people and the Royal Australian Navy. The Young Endeavour is a unique, challenging and inspirational experience that increases self-awareness, develops teamwork, fosters leadership skills and creates a strong sense of community responsibility. Students spend up to ten days at sea as part of the crew.