Experiential Leadership Development

Unit Overview
Ridley seeks to cultivate leaders who are servant-hearted, emotionally intelligent and authentic. These leaders will promote the gospel through their organisations as they build engagement, empower others and promote teamwork. (See www.leadership.ridley.edu.au/leadership-philosophy)

Developing leaders, especially in the important ‘soft skills’ like character, emotions and relationships is almost impossible in the traditional classroom environment. That’s why we’re introducing this unique approach to leadership training.

Join us in Sydney for five days of intensive leadership development. This program will test and expand your leadership skills as you start as a beginner sailor, work in a team, and participate in increasingly demanding challenges. No prior sailing experience is necessary.

This all takes place in the relatively calm and safe waters around Pittwater in Sydney’s north. Accommodation is on the yacht and in a waterfront cottage.

Individual leadership coaching, team feedback and facilitated debriefing sessions are designed to help you reflect on biblically informed leadership theory, understand your strengths, identify your blind spots and build your confidence as a leader.

About 12 hours of online leadership content and an initial assignment must be completed prior to the experience, along with a Leader 360 profile. Register your interest today as only 12 places are available each week.

Please note that online subject offerings may vary from semester to semester. Click the timetable here for the most up to date offerings.

Unit Details

Degree level Levels 7, 9
Unit code & credit points PC119, 12 credit points
Dates The unit commences 1 November
Intensive: 29 November – 3 December
held in Sydney
Lecturer Dr Tim Foster
Tuition fees $3,960 (eligible for FEE-HELP)
Extra costs Flights, transfers, food (food approx $120)

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See this unit in action by watching the video below.

Ridley Centre for Leadership/ Experiential Leadership Intensive from Ridley College on Vimeo.


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