UniSA Global LEadership forum

For one day only, join hundreds of students worldwide for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from visionary global leaders and curate your own leadership skills.

Be inspired, collaborate, and discuss the global challenges faced by decision-makers across the world today.

With a curated learning experience offering you the chance to come together with students from all over the world and hear from inspiring speakers on the biggest issues and opportunities the world faces, this conference style program will allow you to grow your international perspective, expand your skill set, and network with like-minded people.

Hear from world-famous speakers and leaders and ask them questions directly, while connecting, debating, and collaborating with your international peers.


Held synchronously, you will hear from global leaders and interact with your peers and the speakers from all over the world in real-time.

  • Thursday 27 October 2022 (one day only!)
  • From 5:30pm until 10.00pm ACDT
  • 5 hour session time across two keynote speaker events, two masterclasses, and an optional networking event


What is involved?

Common_Purpose_Logo_1.jpgUniSA is excited to collaborate with Common Purpose, with the Global Leadership forum expertly facilitated so you can discuss the issues that matter the most to you, both with your peers and the speakers.

Students will be able to choose and participate in two keynote speaker events, two masterclasses, and an optional networking event with peers during the event.


The Global Leadership Forum is completely free for all UniSA students who are approved to join, with the University covering the cost of the program.

Please note that places are limited, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

What are the benefits?

Join this one-time only online real-time conference-style event to learn how to:

    • Tackle key challenges of leadership across the workplace and society
    • Expand your knowledge of what it means to be a leader
    • Learn how to lead across boundaries both physical and abstract
    • Build your international network
    • Enhance your career and resume
    • Receive the Common Purpose ‘Global Leadership’ micro-credential* to add to your resume and LinkedIn
    • UniSA+ Award and ASPIRE Award students can receive:
      • ASPIRE Award participants: 2 workshop credits, or
      • UniSA+ Award participants: 5 hours towards the Personal and Professional Development Category of the Self and Career Development Pillar

*Must complete an additional reflective assessment as prescribed by Common Purpose.

keynote speakers


Barbara Kokonya

Founder & Managing Director, Very Chic Ltd (Kenya)


Dr Iain MacRitchie

Founder, Chair & Trustee, MCR Pathways (UK)


Karen Loon

Non-Executive Director, Audit Committee Chair and Author,
Singapore Institute of Directors (Singapore)


Koshika Krishna

Regional Manager, Peace First (India)


Matt Lindenberg

Executive Director, Global Conservation Corps (South Africa)


Prosper Tornyi

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Proswrites Foundation (Ghana)


Sangay Wangmo

Director, Microsoft Digital Employee Experience - Microsoft Middle East & Africa (UAE)


Sarah Cant

Change Partner, ASOS (UK)


Tania de Sousa Dias

Founder, Humanity in Tech (Portugal)


  • Actor & Mental Health Advocate (Australia)
  • Director-EMEA, Customer Programs, Google (UK)
  • Economic Affairs Officer, Innovation for Circular Economy, UN (Thailand)
  • Executive Director, Africa Finance
  • Corporation (UAE)
  • Founder, Humanity in Tech (Portugal)
  • Head, Australian Space Agency (Australia)
  • Learning Strategist, Facebook (Singapore)
  • Managing Director, Boeing Defence UK (UK)


The Global Leadership Forum is open to all current UniSA students.

However, if you aren’t sure, get in touch with our team at Short.Programs@unisa.edu.au 


Applications for the Global Leadership Forum have now closed. This program may run again in 2023. If you would like to register your interest in a future iteration or would like to be kept up to date with opportunities as they become available, please submit an expression of interest form here. The team will be in contact with you with relevant program updates.

want more information?

For any enquiries, please email Short.Programs@unisa.edu.au  

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