Leadership Program

Wellbeing Program - St Andrew's Students
Student Leader External Training

Leadership is in our DNA at St Andrew’s College. As such, we provide a Leadership Program designed to effectively educate students across a breadth of topics with the goal of developing ethical, inclusive, and transformative leaders not just here at College, but for life.

To be considered for a Leadership role at the College the following year, students need to achieve a minimum of eight ‘Leadership Points’ by attending a combination of sessions.

We engage a range of providers, as well as leveraging the expertise of our College staff to provide an interesting and diverse range of workshops and seminars across the academic year including:

  • Elephant Education – ‘Inclusivity & Bystander Training’
  • Fearless Fox Training – ‘Inclusive Event Planning’ workshop
  • Accredited Mental Health First Aid – two-day training or blended online learning
  • Safe & Sexy – ‘Sex Positivity in Colleges’ workshop
  • Butterfly Foundation – ‘Eating Disorder Awareness’ seminar
  • University of Sydney Safer Communities Office – ‘Sexual Misconduct Support & Reporting’ panel discussion
  • National Association of Australian University Colleges – ‘Making Mistakes As A Student Leader’ seminar
  • Mancave – ‘Men’s Mental Health’ workshop
  • Alcohol & Other Drug Education (ADES) – ‘Responsible Alcohol Consumption at College’ workshop
  • Alumnae led – ‘Women in Leadership’ networking dinner & panel discussion
  • R U OK Day – ‘Peer Support’ workshop
  • Accredited Counsellor led – ‘Mental Health First Response’ workshop
  • Staff led – ‘Leadership Essentials’ six-week short course
  • Staff led – ‘Advanced Leadership’ six-week short course

Student Leader Training

For those students elected and selected for formal leadership roles within the college, including House Committee, Pastoral Care Leader, and Welcome Week Mentor, a comprehensive training program is provided. Across two intensive training retreats held in November and February each year, incoming leaders are educated on core competencies to help set them up to achieve success in their roles here at St Andrew’s, and in their future endeavours.

Student Leadership Training

We engage leading external organisations and experts such as Elephant Ed, Habitus, Alcohol and Drug Education Specialists (ADES), In Your Skin, Fearless Fox, NAAUC, Mirri Mirri, and the University of Sydney, to deliver training and workshops around:

  • Communication Styles
  • Strategic Planning & Goal Setting as a Team
  • Best practices at Colleges around Australia
  • College Code of Conduct and Policy Understanding
  • Respectful Relationships, Consent, & Sexual Wellbeing
  • First Nations Cultural Awareness
  • Responding with Compassion to Disclosures
  • Mental Health First Response
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Alcohol & Drug Awareness for Leaders and Strategies for Cultural Change

These sessions are an interactive blend of strengthening leadership understanding, essential core competency and skills training, scenario and role-play-based learning, and thought-provoking discussion and reflection to prepare students for the leadership journey they will embark upon across the academic year.