Future leaders come to CDU 


Over 200 wide-eyed year 11 and 12 students from across the Northern Territory descended on Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina Campus as a part of the annual Futures Leaders Forum.

The forum which took place in CDU’s Mal Nairn Auditorium on 18 May, exposed senior students from Darwin, Palmerston and rural regions including Borroloola and Alice Springs, to leadership initiatives, career concepts and inspiring role models.

Secondary school liaison lecturer, Trisha Kohlweg, said the event continues to provide opportunities for students to focus on their career options and leadership skills.

‘Students learn about the success of young people currently working in areas such as law, medicine, science, media, business, the arts and the community sector.’

This year’s inspirational speakers included ministerial liaison officer Ngaree Ah Kit from the Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs, Justin DeZylva, an electrical engineer with PowerWater, NT police sergeant Richard Howie, NT Government law officer Lucia Ku, journalist Ben Langford from the NT News and lawyer Daniel Wauchope from the Department of Justice.

Forum organiser Helen Sykes said she was extremely pleased with the increasing level of attendance and the quality of the Northern Territory students.

‘Every year as I travel around Australia meeting students, listening to their dreams and ideas, I am more and more impressed with the good work being done and the ongoing efforts of our younger generation.’

For more information about Future Leaders please go to www.futureleaders.com.au.