This program is for students studying at Western Sydney University, in partnership with The Academy and 21C Curriculum Project.
Join the City Challenge and tackle a major challenge set by senior leaders of your city. At the same time, develop your ability to thrive in complex situations and lead diverse groups to innovative solutions.
The Challenge: 'How can Western Sydney embrace renewable and resilient energy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050?'
Common Purpose and The Academy at Western Sydney University, in partnership with 21C Curriculum Project, invite you and up to 500 of your peers to come together for two days to visit organisations on the frontline and hear from experts as you get to grips with the challenge set by the city's leadership: ‘How can Western Sydney embrace renewable and resilient energy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050?’’
Working in diverse groups of peers, you will devise innovative solutions and present your idea to experts and senior stakeholders in your city who could make it a reality. This is your chance to make an impact and leave your mark on your city.
This program is for students studying at Western Sydney University.
This program is made possible through the kind support of our University Partner, The Academy at Western Sydney University and 21C Curriculum Project.
Some of the organisations you could hear from and visit include:
“The most impactful moment was coming to look at everyone's idea and their efforts to prepare everything in such a short time frame. I'll take away everything that this program has had to offer from its message about flexing to inclusive leadership."
As a result of the program you will have developed – and be able to demonstrate – the skills and competencies required to be successful in the 21st century:
We are grateful for the support of Western Sydney University as our University Partner.
The Academy at Western Sydney University gives academic high-achievers an added edge – in their study and with employers while offering its students the challenges and intellectual rigour they crave. The Academy focuses on community engagement, and personal and professional development thus, preparing you to be a leader of tomorrow.
The Learning Transformations (LT) team at Western Sydney University provides and develops the educational expertise and scholarly leadership needed to support the design and delivery of curricula within Western’s new learning spaces, while leading its contribution to 21C Curriculum Projects and the collaborative design of new staff development programs.
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