About the Weekend

Registrations for 2019 Junior Leadership Weekend are now closed! Expressions of Interest for 2020 are now open.

Are you in Years 7 – 8 and passionate about making change in your community? Come to Junior Leadership Weekend 2019!

On 7-8 September 2019, more than 100 students from across NSW will come together to take part in Junior Leadership Weekend. You will learn about leadership, diplomacy and advocacy in the context of gender equality and inclusivity. You will form connections and friendships with a diverse array of students and work with them to deliver change in your local communities, and beyond.

What’s Involved?
Junior Leadership Weekend is a 2 day, 1 night residential conference. Delegates will participate in thematic workshops based around issues of gender in varying contexts, and will enhance their communication, advocacy and leadership skills through structured skills workshops. Assisting the development of these skills will be influential and inspiring guest speakers, who will share their wisdom on the key to successful campaigning and social change. By the end of the weekend, delegates will have an insightful understanding of some of the issues facing marginalised groups in Australia and will be more confident in their ability to create social change in their local communities, and eventually the world. They will also have a whole lot of fun with activities such as trivia and a disco, and make lots of new friends.

The theme for 2019 is Putting Gender on the Agenda

Gender equality is a fundamental human right, but does this mean that everyone around the world receives equal access to opportunities regardless of their gender? How have diverse cultures and communities experienced the global gender gap? What role does the media play in fuelling gender-based rhetoric, in the context of politics for example?

Come join us at JLW 2019, so that you can better understand the debates going on around you about gender issues and the need to value different behaviours, aspirations and needs equally. We would love to have you along to actively participate in contributing your own informed beliefs and ideas!

2019 Info Pack

Event Details
When: Saturday, 7 September 2019 – Sunday, 8 September 2019
Where: Sydney Academy of Sports and Recreation, Narrabeen
Who: Years 7 – 8 students
Cost: $160

What next?

Until then, if you have any questions about the conference feel free to contact the Junior Leadership Weekend Convenor, Sarine Soghomonian at sarine.soghomonian@unyouth.org.au

If you need financial assistance to cover the registration cost of UN Youth NSW’s Junior Leadership Weekend, please fill out the following form. If you have any further questions please email the Convenor, Sarine Soghomonian, at sarine.soghomonian@unyouth.org.au.

We can’t wait to see you at Junior Leadership Weekend!

Registrations for 2019 are now closed!

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