We have an incredible and diverse line-up of speakers and workshops for the 2021 Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference. Find out more about our guests below!
SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER
A workshop that will seek to empower students to find their place in the world, learning to create meaningful futures and career pathways for themselves.
A Scholar-run workshop which will focus on the importance of mindfulness and self-care, teaching various techniques students will be able to apply to future situations.
A workshop run by first year Fogarty Scholars to encourage innovation and problem solving among students, working together to design and construct a ‘bridge’ out of materials within their budget.
A unique opportunity for students to hear from a range of local, state and federal representatives in a panel discussion, focusing on a range of issues from leadership to current affairs. Students will have the chance to ask questions and engage with the politicians, learning from their experiences.
DR YES and MAN UP
Two separate sessions will be held for male and female identifying participants, with Dr Yes running a session on mental health, and Man Up focusing on relationships and male culture. Both sessions will be highly engaging and thought provoking, encouraging positive discussions among students.
SUNDAY 3RD OCTOBER
FOGARTY SCHOLARS PANEL
The panel will be an incredible opportunity for participants to learn from some of the most accomplished young leaders in WA. Fogarty Scholars from first year to post-graduate will answer questions on leadership, university and the UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarship, along with impromptu questions from participants.
A session run by Aboriginal Productions introducing Aboriginal cultural awareness and the importance of such an awareness in leadership. This session will include a cultural immersion and education component.
A workshop run by Fogarty Scholar Conor McLaughlin that will upskill students in the processes of being interviewed. Interviewing is one of the many important soft skills to learn, that are often not taught in mainstream education. This workshop seeks to empower young people to feel confident in an interview setting.
INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING- UN YOUTH
In groups, students will have a chance to act as member states of the United Nations using problem solving, diplomacy and communication skills in response to an international issue.
Students will be tasked to create a social enterprise that both turns a profit and aids the community in transitioning back into post-COVID life. Each group will have to provide a rough design of the business model, the business name and logo which will culminate in an elevator pitch to the whole group. Facilitators will adjudicate each businesses’ plausibility, profitability and effectiveness in helping communities in post-COVID life.
MONDAY 4TH OCTOBER
Students will have the chance to meet organisations that give young people the opportunity to volunteer and involve themselves in the community, moving around and interacting with the different stalls. Organisations will include YMCA WA, UN Youth, UWA Guild Volunteering, and The Duke of Edenborough Award.
TOUR OF UWA
A fantastic opportunity to see the UWA campus and learn a bit more about what uni life is. Students will be given a tour of the UWA Crawley Campus by the UWA Future Students ambassadors.
TOUR OF ST GEORGE’S RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE
A tour around St George’s will give students the chance to get insight into what it is like living on campus, and meet residents who have come to Perth from all over the state and the world to study at Perth universities.