More than 100 people attended the first of the five-part online leadership series, including RMIT Elite Athlete and first year Bachelor of Space Science student Lucy Cripps.
Cripps is an exciting all rounder for the Melbourne Stars and Victorian Cricket Team, playing a key role in Vic Country winning the Under 18 Female National Championships last season.
“Dylan was really awesome – he seems like an incredible dude,” Cripps said.
“I found it really inspiring to hear how he’s making the best of his situation and his positive perspective on life is something we can all learn from.”
Meeting other Paralympic athletes taught Alcott the importance of having a positive perception, which Dylan said is critical during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s not the events in life that dictate the life you live, it’s how you perceive those events that determines the path you take,” Alcott said.
“We’re all going through some stuff right now and it’s hard, but for every single thing I can’t do, there’s tens of thousands of other things I can do.”
The RMIT Sport Leadership series continues on 12 August with Cricket Australia Men’s Coach Justin Langer.
Langer played over 100 tests for Australia, scoring 7,696 runs and 23 test centuries.
He also coached the 2019 Ashes series win in England – the first time an Australian side has retained the Ashes in England since 2003.
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Justin Langer - 12th August, 2020: Register here
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Matthew Mitcham - 9th September, 2020: Register here
Lydia Lassila (RMIT Alumni) - 23rd September, 2020: Register here
Story: Caleb Scanlon