National Student Leadership Forum

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What is NSLF?

17th — 20th September, 2020

NSLF is a 4 day conference that brings together today's leaders and the leaders of tomorrow to discuss openly who they are and what they believe

Very encouraging to know such down to earth genuine people are in leadership in this country.

- Sheralee Hodge | WA delegate -

Our Parliamentary Hosts

The National Student Leadership Forum is an initiative of Members and Senators of the Australian Federal Parliament. Over 40 Members and Senators come together, across party divides, to inspire & equip the next generation of Australian Leaders.

  • Senator The Hon. Eric Abetz


    • Mr Scott Buchholz MP

      Wright, Queensland

      • The Hon. Anthony Byrne MP

        Holt, Victoria

        • The Hon. Jason Clare MP

          Blaxland, New South Wales

          • The Hon. Julie Collins MP

            Franklin, Tasmania

            • Senator Patrick Dodson

              Western Australia

              • Senator David Fawcett

                South Australia

                • The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP

                  Bradfield, New South Wales

                  • Mr Andrew Hastie MP

                    Canning, Western Australia

                    • The Hon. Alex Hawke MP

                      Mitchell, New South Wales

                      • Mr Chris Hayes MP

                        Fowler, New South Wales

                        • Mr Luke Howarth MP

                          Petrie, Queensland

                          • The Hon. Ed Husic MP

                            Chifley, New South Wales

                            • Mr Steve Irons MP

                              Swan, Western Australia

                              • The Hon. Bob Katter MP

                                Kennedy, Queensland

                                • The Hon. Dr Mike Kelly AM MP

                                  Eden-Monaro, New South Wales

                                  • Mr Andrew Laming MP

                                    Bowman, Queensland

                                    • The Hon. Sussan Ley MP

                                      Farrer, New South Wales

                                      • The Hon. Scott Morrison MP

                                        Cook, New South Wales

                                        • The Hon. Shayne Neuman MP

                                          Blair, Queensland

                                          • Ms Clare O'Neil MP

                                            Hotham, Victoria

                                            • Senator Deborah O'Neill

                                              New South Wales

                                              • Mr Graham Perrett MP

                                                Moreton, Queensland

                                                • The Hon. Amanda Rishworth MP

                                                  Kingston, South Australia

                                                  • The Hon. Stuart Robert MP

                                                    Fadden, Queensland

                                                    • The Hon. Bill Shorten MP

                                                      Maribyrnong, Victoria

                                                      • Ms Anne Stanley MP

                                                        Werriwa, New South Wales

                                                        • The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP

                                                          Deakin, Victoria

                                                          • The Hon. Alan Tudge MP

                                                            Aston, Victoria

                                                            • Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP

                                                              Calwell, Victoria

                                                              • Mr Bert van Manen MP

                                                                Forde, Queensland

                                                                • Mr Andrew Wallace MP

                                                                  Fisher, Queensland

                                                                  • Mr Tim Watts MP

                                                                    Gellibrand, Victoria

                                                                    • Mrs Lucy Wicks MP

                                                                      Robertson, New South Wales

                                                                      • Senator The Hon. Penny Wong

                                                                        South Australia

                                                                        • The Hon. Ken Wyatt MP

                                                                          Hasluck, Western Australia

                                                                          • Mr Tony Zappia MP

                                                                            Makin, South Australia

                                                                            Investing in the next generation

                                                                            Every year our Nominators are seeking young people who show leadership potential. They are University Vice-Chancellors, Community Leaders, Members of Parliament, Business Leaders, and more.

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                                                                            1G Greengate Rd, Killara, NSW, Australia

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                                                                            NSLF Connect Groups

                                                                            NSLF Connect (2)

                                                                            To continue the conversations we had at the national Forum, we are building a network of small groups across Australia.

                                                                            Connect groups will run for at least 10 weeks, made up of 3 – 8 past NSLF participants, with one being a trained leader.

                                                                            Is NSLF Connect for you?

                                                                            • - Do you desire to continue to talk about Forum ideas?
                                                                            • - Remember the power of meeting in a small group at the Forum?
                                                                            • - Want to stay connected to the broader NSLF family?
                                                                            • - Do you have a passion to make a difference in your community?
                                                                            • - Are you working out how to put your leadership skills into action?
                                                                            • - Can you focus your commitment for 10 weeks?

                                                                            Yes? Apply now to join your local NSLF Connect group!

                                                                            In addition – when you join a NSLF Connect group you will be registered in your State’s NSLF Chapter. These will be led by experienced, long term facilitators who will be available through the 10-week program. Chapters will periodically get together for dinners and social get togethers. All the content for the 10 weeks will be provided.

                                                                            WIIFY? (What’s In It For You?)

                                                                            • - Deeper relationships with people who share your passion for a better world
                                                                            • - Potential lifelong friends
                                                                            • - Learn more about yourself and others
                                                                            • - Discover your purpose
                                                                            • - Only a 10-week commitment – can continue on if your group wants to
                                                                            • - Plug into the NSLF network – always belong to the NSLF Chapter in your state which will host events, dinners and ongoing learning

                                                                            Cost to you

                                                                            • - Time – 1 meeting a week for ten weeks
                                                                            • - Money – nothing, unless it’s your shout for coffee
                                                                            • - Relational – being vulnerable, thinking about your group, caring for the individuals and your community

                                                                            10 week outline and links to each lesson

                                                                            1. - A Review of Servant Leadership
                                                                            1. - You Gotta Have Faith!
                                                                            2. - Four Faith Challenges of Leadership
                                                                            3. - Cultivating a Faith Perspective
                                                                            1. - Ideals, Values & Purpose
                                                                            2. - Developing Good Values
                                                                            3. - The Five Ingredients for Growing our Values
                                                                            1. - The Role of Authority in Leadership
                                                                            2. - Leadership and Decision-Making
                                                                            3. - Leadership and Team-Building

                                                                            Apply now – we’re excited to see NSLF Connect grow.

                                                                            NB – If you have been an ASGF and are interested in leading an NSLF Connect group in your area please contact the Forum office.

                                                                            “The way we shared our stories opened up my heart and changed the way I treat people in such a short time… I had never thought about my faith and values and how my values would affect my life but the small group discussions drove me to think about it and know more about myself. I also became more confident and empowered. I felt like I came home as a different person.” – 2016 Delegate