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February

Activities

  • Group introduction meeting and setting of a Group Conduct Agreement
  • Baseline Survey, character strengths survey and discussion about your strengths, preferences, things that energise you and how this translates to your daily life. 

Outcomes

  • Understanding the type of career you may be suited to
  • How your character strength impacts your life
  • Meeting your peers in the program

March

Activities

  • Watch video on being a Gen Z in the workplace. Followed by discussion and questions about the video and your mentor preferences.
  • Introduction to the idea of fundraising
  • Boost your tech skills: emailing, calendar management, and what technology can offer you.

Outcomes

  • Understanding how employers may see you as the “younger generation” and what this means.
  • Understanding what you need in a mentor and why this is important.
  • Understanding how technology can support you to achieve your goals, email etiquette, time management, and planning.

April

Activities

  • Learn about fundraising and brainstorm ideas
  • Introduction of the “elevator pitch” and demonstrate how to be proactive in life
  • Identify your personal values
  • Technology session: exploring if your device is meeting your needs and learning how to use your device effectively

Outcomes

  • Creating a plan for your fundraising project and what support you might need to achieve the goals.
  • Understanding how your personal values are expressed through your life and actions.

May

Activities

  • Complete your fundraising project plan
  • Learn how to have hard conversations

Outcomes

  • Complete your fundraising project plan
  • Learn how to have hard conversations

June

Activities

  • Voice Coaching
  • Learn about personal branding

Outcomes

  • How to make an impact with your voice and how to like your voice, know when and how to speak in groups and public presentations. • Understand the concept of a personal brand.

July

Activities

  • Learn the importance of a resume, how to create one, and what to include

Outcomes

  • Skills to develop your resume and job searching skills
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August

Activities

  • Networking, resumes, cover letters, job advertisements and mock interviews.  

Outcomes 

  • Understanding networking. 
  • Preparing a resume and cover letter.

September

Activities 

  • Preparing your job application for mock interviews.
  • Vision Australia camp: dependent on interest and health guidance

Outcomes 

  • Undertaking a mock interview.
  • Personalised feedback from Vision Australia employment consultants. 

October 

Activities:

  • Emotional intelligence: reflecting on priorities, values, and behaviour.
  • Preparing for final presentations.

Outcomes:

  • Getting to know yourself and liking yourself a little bit more.

November

Delivery of final presentation (via Zoom) to fellow participants, family, friends and Vision Australia staff.

This is the culmination of everything the participants have learned during their time in the LEAP Program.

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