University-wide program helping CSU’s leaders STRIVE for better

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is giving its student leaders the chance to gain formal recognition through a new university-wide leadership program.

STRIVE will give students an opportunity to build their leadership skills, knowledge and practice. The program is available to student leaders studying on all campuses and through CSU online.

Students who successfully complete the program will gain formal recognition from CSU on their Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement and a Certificate of Leadership.

James Brann, director of engagement in CSU’s division of student services said the program would complement students’ academic study.

“STRIVE is the first program at Charles Sturt University to recognise the leadership capabilities students are demonstrating in a variety of roles at the university and in their local communities,” he said.

“STRIVE is available to any student at the university and is very worthwhile for their personal development in leadership.”

The university anticipates that STRIVE will help establish a culture at CSU and open conversations about leadership among students and staff.

Funded through the student services and amenities fee, the program includes 10 online modules and 30 hours of practical leadership experience.

Participants will complete the program at their own pace over a year in a supported program designed to meet individual needs.

Last year, 70 student leaders participated in the pilot program, which has been reviewed ahead of its wider release across CSU.

STRIVE was launched last week by deputy vice-chancellor Jenny Roberts.