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 skills


  • 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, catering and accommodation/transport (if you choose residential programme)
  • Option to attend follow-up specialised workshops focussing on looking after self 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 available to attend chosen programme dates

Programme Options and Dates

You can attend one of the following programmes:

  • Intensive Day: Saturday 2 February 2019, Canada Room & Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast, 9am-5.30pm** & Degree Plus Assessment: Half hour slot to be allocated on afternoon of Wednesday 27 February 2019, Clubroom 2 (Queen's Students' Union)
  • Residential: Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21 February 2019, Dunadry Hotel (Wednesday 1.15pm to Thursday 1.15pm)* & Degree Plus Assessment: Half hour slot to be allocated on Wednesday 13 March 2019, Clubroom 2 (Queen's Students' Union)

* Transport, accommodation and catering provided
** Catering provided

Applications now closed.

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

Drop-In Session

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Mondays, 2-3pm 

Lucia Kearney
Volunteer SU Manager

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Vivienne Courtney
Volunteer Support Officer

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Margarita Petkova
Volunteer & Community Support Officer

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