On February 29, on very special leap year day, our first leadership training has been held. The Golden Key Leadership training was coached by Amelia Yip, Asia-Pacific Golden Key University Relations Officer. The training assisted Golden Key members from RMIT and VU chapters to better understand and access their own leadership skills such as listening, communication, teamwork, strength, resilience and personal power through active discussion and participation in interactive team building group activities. Continue reading
The 2016 Asia-Pacific Conference was 3 days long, jam-packed with fun seminars and inspiring keynote speakers hosted at Swinburne University’s Hawthorn campus. There were six workshop sessions during the conference; we were given a choice of up to 6 workshops to choose from during each of the workshop sessions, which made choosing only one workshop to attend at each session a very difficult choice as each workshop offered insight and knowledge to a wide range of topics. (Many complaints were made about being unable to split ourselves into half and attend multiple workshops at once.) Continue reading
Half way in through the university summer break, hopefully everyone is having a great holiday! After also being on a break, we’d like to announce that we have 2 vacant officer positions currently in our committee. Continue reading
The first social event for the 2016 Golden Key RMIT committee was a barbecue at Wicks Reserve in The Basin on the 29th of November 2015. It was the first opportunity for both new and continuing members to get together in a non-formal setting before everyone inevitably disappears over the Christmas break. Continue reading
November 23rd marked one of RMIT Golden Key’s most significant events for 2015. The inaugural Future of Leadership Youth Forum, an initiative designed to generate dialogue between prominent community leaders and students on the importance of leadership in the tertiary and broader community, was held at RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building. Through the forum, the RMIT Golden Key committee sought to empower students to have a platform where they could share their opinions and inspire others to commit to excellence within both their student and professional lives. A dynamic panel of community leaders including Tim Costello (AO), CEO of World Vision, Tony Wheeler (AO) founder of Lonely Planet & Street Artist Rone provided insight and feedback on four topic areas (the future of leadership, community service, work readiness and innovation) generated by RMIT students as well as high school students from the Smith Family & SNAP partnership schools.
Our chapter’s Annual General Meeting was held on October 20 and it was held in the RMIT City Campus. We had a good turn out, lots of pizza, and a few new faces (which made us super excited!).
The meeting started with Amelia explaining the committee model and also the explanations of the specific duties and responsibilities for each role. Our chapter president, Xiyi, also shared her experiences with the committee this year – and mentions briefly about all the events we’ve been hosting. Continue reading
On October 17, RMIT and Monash Golden Key hosted the Race Against Depression. This year is the event’s 10th anniversary! We have 13 teams in total with 3 people in each team – everyone raced around Melbourne CBD to solve the challenges and clues. Continue reading