Leadership skills in a globalised world

How do you make an impact in a changing world full of complex issues? Macquarie University’s Global Leadership Program (GLP) provides the tools you need to stay up to date with social and cultural awareness.

About the program

Open to all Macquarie students, the GLP is a co-curricular program that can be undertaken alongside any course at Macquarie.

With a focus on cross-cultural understanding, leadership, international issues, innovation, and entrepreneurship the GLP provides you with the knowledge, skills and networks you’ll need to advance in your professional and personal lives.

Organised into three distinct engagement streams, the GLP offers a range of interdisciplinary workshops and practical experiences to fit around your academic timetable.

These experiences are geared towards your professional aspirations and provide robust discussions, peer to peer learning, and access to expert insight on global challenges for students.

By exploring new topic areas and engaging in global issues, the GLP helps to connect you with other students outside of your study discipline.

You will develop the skills, awareness, and intercultural competence needed to become a conscious global leader and citizen.


  • ability to work and communicate in cross-cultural settings
  • self-confidence
  • sense of belonging at Macquarie University and the wider community
  • application and development of practical skills
  • informed future direction
  • networking and connecting with others
  • development of leadership skills
  • motivation to achieve

The GLP aims to develop your understanding and critical thinking about international and local issues in an increasingly globalised world.

It also supports socioemotional learning by building a sense of belonging to a global community and cultivates a respect for differences and diversity.

You are encouraged to participate effectively and responsibly at local, national and global levels for a more peaceful and sustainable world.


The Global Leadership Program is open to all full-degree students and we encourage everyone who is interested to join.

Signing up

  1. Register on GLP’s online platform – Thrive.
  2. Use your Student ID and password to login.
  3. Fill in your details.
  4. Register for a compulsory Welcome Session.
  5. Attend the Welcome Session and you are part of the program!


If you complete the requirements of the Undergraduate or Postgraduate GLP, GLP will be listed on your:

The GLP will also supply you with the following documentation if you complete the Undergraduate GLP, Postgraduate GLP, or the Global Leadership Certificate (the Global Leadership Certificate is for study abroad and exchange students only):

  • a letter of recommendation you can use to help gain employment
  • a certificate of achievement
  • a transcript of all your GLP activities

Meet our students

Get to know about our students' GLP experience and how they have benefited from the program.