LEAP: Monthly breakdown

February

Activities

  • Baseline Survey, personality survey and discussion about your strengths, preferences, things that energise you and how this translates to your daily life.

Outcomes

  • Understanding the type of career you may be suited to.
  • How your personality impacts on the way you think.

March

Activities

  • Watch motivational speaker Simon Sinek’s video on millennials in the workplace. Followed by discussion and questions about the video and your mentor preferences.
  • Boost your tech skills: emailing, calendar management, and what technology can offer you. 

Outcomes

  • Understanding how employers may see you as the “younger generation” and what this means.
  • Understanding what you need in a mentor and why this is important.
  • Understanding how technology can support you to achieve your goals, email etiquette, time management and planning. 

April

Activities

  • Learn about your project activity and brainstorm ideas.
  • Introduction of the “elevator pitch” and demonstrate how to be proactive in life.
  • Technology session: exploring if your device is meeting your needs and learning how to use your device effectively. 

Outcomes

  • Creating a plan for your project and what supports you might need to achieve the goals.
  • Understanding how to showcase your talents.
  • Understanding how to use your device to meet your goals.

May

Activities

  • Complete your project plan
  • Prepare for Magic Moments camp in July.
  • Formalise, record, and send your elevator pitch for evaluation by your mentor and program coordinator.

Outcomes

  • Understanding how a coach or a mentor can assist you to navigate your life choices.
  • Articulating your needs around Magic Moments camp.
  • Develop an understanding of what a brand is, what your brand is, and how you see yourself and how others see you.

June

Activities

  • Voice Coaching
  • Branding continued.

Outcomes

  • How to make an impact with your voice and how to like your voice and how to like your voice, know when and how to speak in groups and public presentations.

July

Activities

  • Magic Moments Camp, located at  the Collaroy Centre, Collaroy, Sydney.

Outcomes

  • Skills to develop your own resume, job searching skills.
  • During camp you will learn about overcoming fears, emotional resilience, business skills, financial literacy, what it means to be a leader and meet your fellow LEAP participants in person.
  • Have fun!

August

Activities

  • Networking, resumes, cover letters, job advertisements and mock interviews.  

Outcomes 

  • Understanding networking. 
  • Preparing a resume and cover letter.

September

Activities 

  • Preparing your job application for mock interviews.  

Outcomes 

  • Undertaking a mock interview.
  • Personalised feedback from Vision Australia employment consultants. 

October 

Activities:

  • Emotional intelligence: reflecting on priorities, values, and behaviour.
  • Preparing for final presentations.

Outcomes:

  • Getting to know yourself and liking yourself a little bit more.

November

Delivery of final presentation (via Zoom) to fellow participants, family, friends and Vision Australia staff.

This is the culmination of everything the participants have learned during their time in the LEAP Program.

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