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Victorian Young Leaders: Global Youth Forums

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The Victorian Young Leaders: Global Youth Forum is an interactive three-part learning program designed to deepen students’ understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. 

Enabling students to interact with different global perspectives and apply their knowledge and skills to solve problems in real world situations is an essential step in building their capabilities to be active and informed global citizens.  

Drawing on the themes of global citizenship, identity and purpose, in this active learner-centred program, students will be asked to identify an issue that impacts them or their school community to address.

Throughout the forum they will hear from experts, explore and create vignettes capturing stories across the Asia-Pacific, critically examine global citizenship and debate with their peers issues facing education and schooling in the current global context. 

These activities will culminate in a final project where students will create a short video to address their chosen issue and reimagine global education for the 21st Century.

Prior to the forum, teachers are provided with a comprehensive information pack. 


As a participant of the program, students will engage in and contribute to three online components.

  • Post Forum Event: A final showcase where students will present and receive feedback on their proposed solutions or initiatives to support the development of education in the global context.  


Open to all Victorian Year 9 Students in teams of three to six.
Priority will be given to schools that have participated in the Victorian Young Leaders program.


This forum will be delivered online via Zoom.


With funding from the Victorian Department of Education and Training, participation in this forum is free for all Victorian schools. 

Registrations close 5.00 pm Monday 11 October, 2021.   


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  • Dr Kathleen Turner, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute
  • Mr Mohamad Abdalla, Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University
  • Dr Indigo Willing OAM, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
  • Mr Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and previously Director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in NSW
  • Mr Keith Shangare, Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland

Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks

Learning outcomes

As a result of their participation students will: 

  • appreciate and understand what it means to be a global citizen by critically interacting with the concept of globalisation, comparing diverse perspectives of globalisation, and identifying the ways that globalisation influences their life. 

  • deepen their understanding of the impacts of globalisation on education systems/policies by identifying key issues in education today, and identifying the bias and influences that shape their worldview, and their role in shaping global citizenship. 

  • strengthen their awareness of their own biases and the biases of others and recognise that this awareness is needed to overcome harmful divisions and create inclusive communities; and 

  • identify ways they can respond to divisive views and behaviours and the role they can play in making their vision for the local and global community a reality. 

Key dates

  • Pre-Forum Event: 11.00 am - 3.30 pm, Thursday 21 October, 2021 
  • Online Forum:
    Forum 1: 9.00 am - 3.30 pm, Tuesday 26 October, 2021 
    Forum 2: 9.00 am - 3.30 pm, Friday 29 October, 2021
    Forum 3: 9.00 am - 3.30 pm, Thursday 4 November, 2021 
  • Post-Forum Event: 12.00 pm - 3.30 pm, Friday 19 November, 2021

Program Funder 

Victorian Department of Education and Training

Program Partner

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The Victorian Young Leaders: Global Youth Forum is funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training and implemented by the Asia Education Foundation at Asialink, The University of Melbourne in partnership with High Resolves. 

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