Library

19
Nov

My Rebel Mom – A Biography of Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

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We were grateful to have Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, an esteemed freedom fighter and modern day slavery abolitionist, as a keynote speaker at the 2015 National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra. She shared her quite remarkable and unbelievable story with the group, and although hearing her in person enables you to feel the power, love and hope […]

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18
Nov

Waleed- Patches of Memory by Manda Razak

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Manda Razak is an extraordinary young man and past delegate at the National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra. This, his first book, published in 2014, is the compelling account of experiences, perhaps much like his own, as a young boy growing up in war-torn Iraq. Waleed is a young Iraqui boy caught in a terrible […]

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19
Oct

Te Whiti: The Forgotten Forerunner of Non-violent Resistance by Dave Andrews

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The following is a chapter from the book “People of Compassion” written by Dave Andrews, a speaker at the 2009 Nationals Student Leadership Forum. The book is a wonderful compilation of the life stories of real people, gathered from across the ages and continents, who have embodied compassion and whose faith inspired them to use […]

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14
Apr

The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown

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Brené Brown has spent the last ten years as a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She challenges us to consider the way we approach and construct our social worlds, how we embrace our imperfections and vulnerabilities and engage in life with authenticity […]

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09
Apr

Daring Greatly – Brené Brown

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Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She explains that when […]

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24
Nov

Lean In by Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg

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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of those graduating from college, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In “Lean In”, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles […]

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19
Nov

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

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This book by Dr Brene Brown is a resource that some in the Forum community have used as a helpful catalyst for small discussions and deeper conversations around things that matter. Dr Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent years studying the effects […]

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15
May

East of Eden – John Steinbeck

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Title: East of Eden Author: John Steinbeck Format: Book Year Published: 1952 Publisher, City: Penguin Books Ltd, London Access: Available to borrow in hard copy from the NSLF Library. Contact the librarian to arrange collection.

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30
Jan

His Excellency the Governor General (2003)

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His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC the Governor General gave the following address to delegates of the National Student Leadership Forum at Parliament House, Canberra 21 August, 2003 Photo courtesy of The Australian Ladies and Gentlemen and students attending the Leadership Forum It is a pleasure for me to be with you […]

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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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