Tonight I spoke at the Monash Residential Services (MRS) Leadership dinner, to a group of 150 University students aged 18 – 22 years old who all live on campus and University staff. I addressed the need for culturally diverse perspectives in leadership, in order to arrive at outcomes representative of broader society.
The MRS service approximately 3,000 students across four of the University’s five Victorian campuses. MRS prides itself on developing residential communities that are safe, diverse and inclusive for all residents. It delivers a range of programs and initiatives that provide numerous opportunities for interaction, engagement and development to enhance the students University and residential experience. One of these activities is the Leadership Dinner Program which provides residents with the opportunity to hear from speakers of varied backgrounds, bringing bold ideas for change to the table.
Feedback from the evening:
“Thank you for taking the time to connect with MRS at our Academic and Leadership Dinner last night.
I know our guests left determined to own their personal narrative, to find the power in their voice and experiences and inspired to influence our residential communities through the priorities of intercultural competency, diversity and inclusion.
It is always a rewarding experience to watch the reaction of young adults as they listen, learn and connect to a guest speaker. Even more special is seeing our residents personally thank you for your presentation. I hope you found sharing your journey with a cohort of young leaders to be as rewarding as your presentation was to them. ”