Just Leadership Days

Caritas Australia runs Just Leadership Days to engage students with social justice issues, and to encourage them to be  just  leaders.

What if we stopped striving to have more, and instead aspired to be more?"

What is a Just Leadership Day?

Just Leadership Days encourage students to become leaders for justice, in their schools and in their communities, for both local and global change.

Key questions covered during Just Leadership Days include:

  • What is justice?
  • What is leadership?
  • How to be a JUST leader

At Caritas Australia, we believe that modifying structures that cause poverty requires personal transformation first. Just Leadership Days are one of our core education components. The purpose of Just Leadership Days is to enable students to challenge injustices, and to develop the leadership qualities to encourage others to do the same.

What happens on the day?

The aims of Just Leadership Days are to:

  • identify local, national and global issues of justice.
  • actively engage students in a process that helps them recognise they have the resources, the power and the responsibility to work for change.
  • identify what constitutes good leadership and why it's important to be a leader in this domain.
  • explore the qualities of leadership through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.
  • to resource and empower student leaders to promote Project Compassion, Caritas Australia's annual fundraising and awareness-raising campaign, in their schools [for JLDs run in Terms 4 and 1].

What do students learn?

Through hands-on activities and discussion, students learn global facts and explore the work of Caritas Australia.

Students develop leadership skills to equip them not only to lead Caritas Australia events, but to encourage fellow students to be aware of their unequal world, to recognise the inter-dependence of humanity, and to work within their local and global communities to create a fairer and more sustainable world.

Just Leadership Days enable students to develop a respect for the poor and sense of responsibility as a global citizen. Students become more active in social justice activities in and out of school.”

Contact your Justice Educator to organise a JLD »