Inspiring Leaders

Inspiring Leaders

Are you a volunteer in a position of leadership? 

Inspiring Leaders explores the who, what, why and how of leadership, the difference between management and leadership, understanding the communication styles of yourself and others and how you can motivate, encourage and inspire others.

It offers you the chance to meet Leaders from different walks of life, identify your personal leadership style, take part in a team challenge and can help you:

  • Increase understanding of yourself as a leader
  • Enhance your personal development
  • Strengthen your leadership skills
  • Value the benefit derived from your volunteering
  • Translate your leadership and volunteering experiences into employability skill

Applications are now closed.


  • You will receive a certificate of attendance from the William J Clinton Leadership Institute
  • Ability to apply for a Queen’s Degree Plus Award (Route A)
  • Ability to use your volunteering hours towards a Millennium Volunteers Award/Prestige Award
  • Inspiring Leaders graduation ceremony
  • All-expenses paid experience: training (from leading industry experts), catering and transport (if programme you choose if off-campus)
  • Option to attend follow-up specialised workshops focussing on conflict resolution and women in leadership

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Queen’s University student currently volunteering in a position of leadership in or outside of Queen’s, with at least 25 hours of this role already completed in the past 6 months (eligible positions include but are not limited to: Peer Mentors, School/Course/Class Reps, Students' Union Councillor, Club/Society Committee Member, Fundraiser, Sports Coach, Homework Clubs Volunteer, Youth Leader etc)
  • Name a referee who can verify your volunteering hours
  • Be willing to sign up for Millennium Volunteers (if aged 25 or under) or Prestige Volunteers (if aged 26+)
  • Be willing to apply for Route A Degree Plus (if studying at undergraduate level)
  • Be available to attend chosen programme dates

Programme Options and Dates

Saturday 27 January, 2018
The Hive, PwC, Waterfront Plaza, 8 Laganbank Rd, Belfast BT1 3LR, 9am-5.30pm* & Degree Plus Assessment: Half hour slot to be allocated on 28 February 2018, Clubrooms 3&4 (Students' Union)

Wednesday 21 February, 2018
Great Hall, Lanyon Building, Queen's University, 1.15pm-8pm** & Degree Plus Assessment: Half hour slot to be allocated on 21 March 2018, Clubrooms 3&4 (Students' Union)

* Catering & transport provided
**Catering provided

Optional Follow-Up Workshops (sign-up for these workshops will be offered at a later date):

Conflict Resolution
Wednesday 14 March 2018, The HUB (Student Guidance Centre), 1.30pm - 4.30pm**

Women in Leadership
Tuesday 15 May 2018, The Harty Room, School of Music, 1.30pm - 4.30pm**

**Catering provided

We're delighted to be sponsored by PwC. If you are interested in a career at PwC please find out more here.

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Lucia Kearney
Volunteer & Development
Support Officer

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Vivienne Courtney
Volunteer Officer

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Margarita Petkova
Volunteer and Community Assistant 

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