National Student Leadership Forum

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What is NSLF?

23rd — 26th August, 2018

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 -

The 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.

Who are they?

  • The Hon. Tony Abbott MP

    Warringah, New South Wales

    • Senator The Hon. Eric Abetz


      • Senator Cory Bernardi

        South Australia

        • The Hon. Julie Bishop MP

          Curtin, Western Australia

          • Ms Gai Brodtmann MP

            Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

            • 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

                    • Mr Chris Crewther MP

                      Dunkley, Victoria

                      • Senator Patrick Dodson

                        Western Australia

                        • Senator David Fawcett

                          South Australia

                          • The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP

                            Bradfield, New South Wales

                            • Senator Lucy Gichuhi

                              Adelaide, South Australia

                              • 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

                                              • Senator Chris Ketter


                                                • Mr Andrew Laming MP

                                                  Bowman, Queensland

                                                  • The Hon. Sussan Ley MP

                                                    Farrer, New South Wales

                                                    • Senator Claire Moore


                                                      • 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. Christopher Pyne MP

                                                                  Sturt, South Australia

                                                                  • 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

                                                                          • Mrs Ann Sudmalis MP

                                                                            Gilmore, New South Wales

                                                                            • The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP

                                                                              Deakin, Victoria

                                                                              • The Hon. Alan Tudge MP

                                                                                Aston, Victoria

                                                                                • The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP

                                                                                  Wentworth, New South Wales

                                                                                  • 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