UPP leadership training days are action-packed, fun-filled and designed to equip your year 11 or year 12 cohort with leadership skills that will have all of your students stepping up to the challenge.

Luke and his team, are highly professional in their approach, facilitating a leadership day with our College that both reinforced the work we had already undertaken with the students as part of our leadership process while introducing complementary information to enhance their understanding of student leadership. They did this using theory and practical activities which engaged and inspired the students to make an impact as College leaders in their senior year.
— Bruce McPhee- Head of Students- Marist College, Ashgrove
“The Equip Leadership day was great, high energy and engaging, the student feedback was great. Keen to book again for next year.”
— Teacher- The Springfield Anglican College
Equip Leadership is an outstanding experience of leadership, through connection, activity, conversation, engagement and influence.
— Kerry Manders- Assistant Principal (Students)- Lourdes Hill College
This is a very worthwhile program that is perfectly aimed at the age bracket, their current place in the world, their values and especially their degree of resilience. I especially enjoyed the program and activities in immediately taking all of our students out of their comfort zone, challenging them physically, emotionally and intellectually. Presenters very quickly established great rapport and respect. Awesome.
— Andrew Willis- Year 11 Coordinator- Yeppoon SHS
The Equip Leadership day was great, high energy and engaging, the student feedback was great. Keen to book again for next year.
— - Year 11 Teacher- Springfield Anglican College
The UPP program is dynamic, highly engaging, relevant and meaningful to our students and staff. I highly recommend Luke and the UPP team.
— Wayne Chapman- Deputy Principal- Mary MacKillop College.
A big thank you to the UPP team. The session Pete and Hogan ran was fantastic and really allowed our students to come out of their shells and engage with one another. We surveyed students at the end of the day and there was an overwhelming positive response about the UPP session.
— Caitlin Nash- Student Recruitment Officer- Australian Catholic University
Luke and Hogan worked with our Yr 11s on a leadership preparation program for the first time this year. They listened to our needs and catered a program around them. It was heavily activity based, delivered with intensity and humour which kept our students engaged throughout the day. Our students are extremely diverse culturally, racially and socio-economically, yet this program was able to reach every single student.
— Martin Wiseman- Assistant Principal (Pastoral)- St James College

UPP have a number of leadership programs for Secondary schools, including one day, two day and fully facilitated camp options.

"Equip leadership" is a full day workshop, best suited for your whole year 11 cohort. This is a high energy, high impact training, and it calls upon every student to contribute through their influence, strengths, teamwork and actions. Ask us about our A.S.P.I.R.E. framework for great leaders and team players.

"Leading from the front" is designed for formal leaders at the end of year 11, or at the beginning of year 12. It provides support to students who have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the school in a formal way.

Some examples of our most popular session options are provided below.

  • LEADERSHIP IS INFLUENCE- Everyday Leadership by example and action.

  • THE EPIC RACE- active, small team race event (using our A.S.P.I.R.E. framework).


  • BATTLE OF THE HOUSES- action-packed challenge in house groups.

  • THE POWER OF TEAM- TEAM building session.

  • LEADING THROUGH ACTION- Building resilient young people who take action.

  • LEAVING A LEGACY- what do we stand for? How will we be remembered? (For formal leaders only)

  • GETTING IDEAS INTO ACTION- developing action plans for our major leadership projects. (For formal leaders only)

  • STRETCHER TREK- working together in groups to get to your destination, Kokoda style (South-East Qld schools only)

  • BEACH OLYMPICS- sand and ball games on the beach in teams (South-East Qld schools only)

Details and pricing

The investment for this engaging and transformative EQUIP LEADERSHIP incursion and included follow-up material is $18+GST/student (minimum investment of $1,800+GST/day), plus travel expenses (if applicable). The incursion is run by UPP at your school with a whole cohort of students. The best venue is your school hall (or similar), as we use a learning, action, reflection process throughout the day.


Praise for UPP

"This is the best program I have seen in many years in this job. Well presented, energetic, meaningful with clear messages. Appropriate activities that allowed leadership and teamwork to be shown. An excellent program." Stan Kosiek- Head of House- Marist College, Ashgrove

"Fantastic program. Excellent to see all students actively participating. Students were highly engaged and had a lot to take away." Teacher- Toogoolawah SHS.

"The UPP team find creative and active ways to communicate, while making meaningful and authentic connections with students." Peter Lavercombe- Year 11 Pastoral Leader- St Benedict's College, Mango Hill

Very, very engaging- the students responded really positively well to you. You related to them and they related to you." Year 11 teacher- Southern Cross Catholic College.

"I would just like to say that I really enjoyed your presentation and the general consensus from students was that you were their favourite speaker on the leadership camp." Liana Tufuga-Mika- Teacher- Southport SHS

"This presentation was excellent and very engaging. Had the right amount of humour. The stories from our presenters had a massive impact." Tim- House Dean-- St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe

"Would recommend UPP personnel to any senior school group." Year 12 Teacher- Trinity College, Beenleigh

"Activities were really good- students were engaged and thoroughly enjoying themselves." Year 11 Teacher- Pimpama State  College

“UPP provided a very professional, engaging and interactive leadership camp where students developed and improved a number of individual and team building qualities. It was such a great experience and (two weeks later) the students have not stopped talking about it! This camp has definitely been a fortunate stepping stone in developing fantastic leaders in our Year 11 cohort.” Danielle Kelly, Year 11 Coordinator, St Eugene College, Burpengary

"Both presenters were engaging, knew relevant information, were well prepared and kept the whole group of 180 boys on task." Steve Copping- House Dean- St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe

"Super engaging and simple messages that are easy to implement straight away to influence people." Year 11 Teacher- Pacific Pines SHS

"UPP really strikes a chord with students. Presenters use the best of teaching techniques to leave a lasting, practical and positive impact on young people. Real strategies. Real world. Real life." Christine Clarke- Principal- Mary MacKillop College, Nundah.

"Engaged the whole group and developed a great rapport with students." Jenny Gilshenan- Year 11 Teacher, Xavier Catholic College, Hervey Bay.

"A great mix of information giving and physical activities to illustrate the point being made. Student were engaged from the outset of camp, until the end." Year 11 teacher- St Benedicts College, Mango Hill.

"UPP presenters were energetic, enthusiastic and engaging on our leadership camp. Students were connecting well with their peers and were well supported by the UPP staff." Amanda Spooner- Year 11 Teacher- St Benedicts College, Mango Hill.

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