"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. This process typically includes a number of checkpoints with the group, in particular a mid-year touch point to keep the group on track with managing their committed to their personal studies and serving their community through their leadership position.


This engaging, relevant and flexible process gives your student leaders clear steps, which guides them to:

  • appreciate that leadership is a service to the school community;

  • understand that each member brings strengths to the team;

  • work as a cohesive unit;

  • generate a clear vision;

  • put useful ideas into action (rather than just talk about them);

  • powerfully communicate the vision.

“Student leadership at Mary MacKillop College has been enhanced through our association with UPP. This formation process is tailored to our school theme and challenges our students to align their leaderships goals with this theme. This year the team has had a clear vision, kept their goals in sight, been more cohesive and have been more inclusive of other seniors.”
— Narelle Dobson- Deputy Principal- Mary MacKillop College.
“The only leadership presentation that is able to keep the students engaged and entertained after two long days of camp activities.”
— Ashley Hinds- Year 11 Teacher- Helensvale SHS

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


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

  • EVERYDAY LEADERSHIP- Leading everyday through service, action, example.
  • WHAT DO WE STAND FOR?- Casting the vision for the year. 
  • THE POWER OF TEAM- TEAM building session.
  • IDEA GENERATION- related specifically to our role and the vision for the year.
  • GETTING IDEAS INTO ACTION- developing action plans for our major leadership projects- using UPP's idea to action framework.
  • LEADING THROUGH ACTIONS- Building resilient young people who take action.
  • PITCH PERFECT- public speaking and starting with the "why?".
  • ACTIVITY OR LEGACY- leaving the school better after we leave. Planting trees whose shade we will never see. How will we be remembered?

Details and pricing

The investment for this engaging and transformative incursion and included follow-up material is a minimum investment of $1,450+GST, plus travel expenses (if applicable). The incursion is run by UPP at your school.


Praise for UPP

"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

"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

"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.



"Through this experience, I have learned about time management, having a deadline to complete tasks, organising meetings, working in teams, communicating ideas to a group of people, and taking responsibility- having the success or failure of this project potentially lie in your team’s hands." - Student Feedback

"Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done to make our project a success. We really did learn a lot from this, and actually way more than expected. Now that I look back at our journey, it was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Also, I would really recommend younger students to be a part of this program – you get to see the world through the eyes of a leader!"- Student Feedback

"I strongly believe that this experience will greatly help with my communication skills in team assignments. It will help me become a leader of the teams and work / communicate with everyone so that we will be able to achieve the best results. I also believe that learning these skills could help other people understand how to utilise these skills to their best ability."- Student Feedback

"The information and skills I have taken out of this experience has helped in other areas too. It has helped with assignments, time management, working in teams, responsibilities, confidence and with being a leader and stepping up and helping. I have had so much fun, but I am glad to have taken some positive things out of it that can help in the future. I have learnt that if you want to achieve great things in life and succeed you have to put in hard work, be motivated, put in time and effort and give 100% because not everything comes easy." - Student Feedback

"Some personal successes that I believe I experienced was pulling the project together. I really surprised myself when I stepped up and took charge. Everyone was amazing when we worked together as a team, and it was great to be part of this experience." - Student Feedback

Unleashing Personal Potential helps every school student become their best by building resilience, wellbeing and leadership. In-school training, staff PD and online resources provide schools with an evidence-based and engaging solution.




For a practical guide for your SRC or formal student leadership group. Click here >>

Evaluating the effectiveness of your current SRC model. Click here >>

NSW Department of Education and Communities has written an SRC charter that might be helpful for schools. Click here >>