Global leadership programs
The City Challenge
Your city needs you to tackle one of its most pressing challenges
Join the City Challenge and tackle a major challenge set by the senior leaders of your city.
At the same time, develop your ability to thrive in complex situations and lead diverse groups to innovative solutions.
Over two days, with 500 of your peers, you will visit organizations on the frontline and hear from experts as you get to grips with the challenge. Working in diverse groups of peers, you will devise innovative solutions and present your idea to experts and senior city leaders, who could make it a reality. This is your chance to make an impact and leave your mark on your city.
City Challenge - HCMC
When: 10 - 11 October
Delivery: Face-to-face in HCMC
City Challenge - Singapore
When: 29 - 30 November
Delivery: Face-to-face in Singapore
Online Learning Module - Be CQ Ready
Develop Cultural Intelligence (CQ) online with peers from around the world
CQ for Students is an interactive online programme that allows you to develop Cultural Intelligence. Drawing on the rich diversity that exists across all the RMIT campuses globally, you will come together to learn with and from each other through a dynamic, interactive online programme. You will benefit from insight and learnings from senior leaders from organizations such as Google, Amazon, Ernst and Young as well as your peers from universities across the globe.
The programme takes four hours to complete, and is spread across two weeks. As a result you will:
- Become equipped with the leadership skills to build relationships and deliver results across cultural boundaries
- Develop deeper self-awareness through uncovering cultural influences and their impact on behaviour
- Be better able to inspire and motivate diverse groups with different perspectives
You will also have the opportunity to gain recognition for your new skills through RMIT Creds with the digital badge Building Cultural Awareness
When: 29 October 2018
Online Learning Module - Commonwealth100
Commonwealth100 is a free, online leadership programme from Common Purpose that equips the next generation with 21st century leadership skills. Using an interactive online platform with videos, articles and exercises, you will work with a diverse group of young leaders from across the Commonwealth to explore Open Source Leadership: a new leadership model co-created with over 1,000 young Commonwealth leaders.
When: Program runs every month
Please note this program is open to ALL current RMIT students, not just those born or studying in a Commonwealth country.
Who is eligible
All students studying RMIT programs (including exchange and study abroad) in RMIT Vietnam, Singapore Institute of Management, KAPLAN Singapore, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Hong Kong Arts School, VTC Shape, Brandix College of Technology and Universitas Pelita Harapan.
There is no minimum grade point average, age, study level or subject requirement.
How much will it cost?
All Global Leadership programs are free.
How to apply
Students are asked to apply via the Common Purpose website, during the application window. Links to the applications forms can found in the relevant program above.
Interested in a program outside of the application window? Register your interest and we will contact you when applications open.
Who are Common Purpose?
Common Purpose is a leadership development organisation that specialises in cross-boundary leadership.
Their programs bring leaders together from a range of backgrounds providing you with a unique opportunity to build a global network – without leaving your campus.
Founded in 1989 in the UK, there are now 65,000 Common Purpose alumni worldwide with an exceptionally diverse range of skills, interests and leadership experiences.
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Discover more RMIT Creds
Interested in discovering other RMIT Creds with a Global Leadership focus? Check out the below badges on offer:
- Indigenous Welcome Wominjeka
- Cross Cultural Communication
- Becoming a Leader
- Creative Thinking Essentials
- Emotional Intelligence
- Overcoming Bias & Assumptions
- Cultural Differences & Similarities
- Cultural Adaptation