Past Delegate Reflections

25
May

Past Delegate Reflection – Kallum Fraser

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When my good friend Max pitched me the idea of going to last years forum, I had no idea just how much of an impact this one event could have on my life. He tried his best to explain what those four jam packed days looked like and to be honest I didn’t really know […]

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21
May

Past Delegate Reflection – Annelies Van De Ven

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From the 4th to 7th September, I attended the 16th Annual National Student Leadership Forum hosted at the Hyatt Hotel and Parliament Hall in Canberra. Mattias and I were nominated by our college about a month prior to the Forum, and at the initial stage of writing my application, I had no idea what I […]

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21
May

Past Delegate Reflection – Mattias Björnmalm

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“Why?” Anyone who has spent any time with kids, or perhaps even been one themselves, has not been able to escape asking this question. It can take innocuous forms like“Why does the lamp shine?”. But be wary, even this seemingly innocent guise can quickly drag you down the rabbit hole. “Because there’s a small piece […]

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21
May

This is my life. It’s not about me. – Nina Barnett

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This year I attended the National Student Leadership Forum, held in Canberra from the 4th to the 7th of September. The event is unique, in that its purpose is to unearth the faith and values which undergird a leader’s motivation and behaviour, rather than attempting to divulge a long list of leadership skills ‘does and […]

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09
Dec

Life is Just beginning – Jophiel Bushnell

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Back in November we announced that Jophiel, Sunny and Caitlin (3 of our favourite NSLF Alumni’s) would be heading to Washington D.C to take part in the prestigious USA National Student Leadership Forum. Well, they’re back! And it sounds like the event was almost as good as NSLF down-under. We asked Jophiel what he thought […]

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17
Sep

The Night Came Calling – Luke Timp

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We ask each of our NSLF interns to write a reflection on something they have learnt during their internship. Luke turned in this short story and we thought it appropriate to share with you all.   “There’s something about the Moon that just trips you out. I swear. Just looking at it makes you feel […]

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25
Oct

Continuing the “Forum Culture”

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I have recently returned from the Aspiring Leaders Forum on faith and values in Wellington, New Zealand. ALF is a sister program to our National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra. It was such a fantastic time and really significant in my life. I feel like so many pennies really dropped in my heart and head whilst […]

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13
Aug

Sowing Seeds – Joram Richa

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By Joram Richa. NSLF Intern 2012 After my delegate experience at the NSLF 2011, as a young Australian,  I was filled with a renewed sense of faith and hope in our generation. After meeting and engaging with so many good-hearted, like-minded people, driven to make a difference, I didn’t feel so isolated in my quest […]

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01
May

Asking The Right Questions – Paul Lavender

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Paul Lavender, a NSLF intern in 2012, takes a moment to share his reflection on his experiences with NSLF. The National Student Leadership Forum has been incredibly impactful in my life.  The overall message is clear – our ‘Faith and Values’ are ultimately the deciders in the type of leaders we will become.  Throughout the […]

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