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USQ Leadership Conference


USQ Student Leadership Conference provides you with a unique opportunity to hear from inspirational leaders, network with fellow students and develop your own leadership skills. Attendance at the conference is eligible for Phoenix Award points.

S2 Student Leadership Conference

Taking the first steps can quite often be the hardest part of achieving any goal. At the USQ S2 Student Leadership Conference (transcript) you will hear from inspiring young Australians who have taken their first steps and achieved some amazing goals. They will speak about what it took for them to succeed and provide advice which you can apply to your own journey. The speakers for the conference include James Peterson and Little Tokyo Two.

James Peterson is the CEO and Founder of Breaking Free - an innovative Australian mental health charity that focuses on preventing mental illness, by educating and encouraging people to have mentally healthy lifestyles. Breaking Free’s goal is to provide individuals with the knowledge and tools that will enable them to best look after and monitor their own mental health.

Little Tokyo Two (LT2) is a community focused innovation hub that’s big on collaboration and passionate about helping its members. LT2 is home to entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives and start-ups.

The Semester 2 Conference was hosted at USQ Springfield on Tuesday 1 August.

Previous conferences

Semester 1 2017 'Reaching your summit'  (transcript) - Speakers: Alyssa Azar (Australian Adventurer), Andrej Lemanis (Head Coach - Brisbane Bullets and Australian Mens Basketball teams), Richard Clarke (General Manager - Brisbane Bullets) and Samuel Carter (Paralympian and current USQ student).

Semester 2 2016 - Speakers: yLead, Fire Station 101 and current USQ students

Semester 1 2016 - Speakers: Orange Sky Laundry, Joining the Dots and Prudence Melom (E-raced project and award winner)    

Semester 2 2015 - Speakers: Group Captain Martin Smith (Director of Logistics, Royal Australian Air Force) and Simon Playford (Student Representative and USQ Law Society) 

Semester 1 2015 - Speakers: Jodie Fields (Australian Cricket Captain) and Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie (USQ African Student Union)

External Seminar Opportunities

Queensland Servant Leadership Forum

Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association Conference

For more information, contact Phoenix Central