Emerging Civic Leaders

Supercharge Your Civic Leadership Skills & Strengthen Democracy

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Hey there,

I’m Skye, the Director of Y Vote and Global Civic Leaders.

I created Y Vote after feeling totally uninspired to vote at a federal election. I felt like my voice and my vote wouldn’t make a difference.

Since starting Y Vote, I’ve learnt about the power young people have to strengthen democracy. This journey has taken me into schools & universities, television & radio stations and international conferences including as an Australian delegate to the World Forum for Democracy, G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and EU-Australia Leadership Forum.

Strengthening democracy is a large and complex undertaking. Improving the rate of youth voter participation and our civic leadership capabilities is a powerful place to begin.

To build our power at scale, we need young Australians to take action.

The courses available through Global Civic Leaders are designed to support you to get straight to the action and achieve high-impact results.

To help you achieve this I have combined my own experience and the stellar input of some amazing young leaders, change makers and entrepreneurs. I look forward to seeing you in there!


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Once you have purchased the course, your team has twelve weeks access to the online component. Depending on the ambition and availability of your team, you might complete it in just a couple of weeks but it's a completely self-paced online course so you decide when you start and when you finish.
How do students access the course?
We understand that often a staff member might be purchasing this course for participants to complete. Once you have purchased the course, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to setup your 'team'. This will include unique codes that participants can use to create their profile and access the course without any additional charges.
Is this course political?
Y Vote and Global Civic Education is non-partisan. We are not associated with a political party and we do not advocate on any policy positions. The purpose of these courses is to equip young people with the knowledge and skills to navigate democratic processes and make their voices heard.
How do I add additional students?
If you'd like to have more than ten students participate in the course, please email Skye (skye.riggs@yvote.com.au) to discuss options.
Who is this course best suited for?
This course is designed for people aged 16 - 24 that are passionate about the future of Australia and want to take action to make young voices heard & strengthen democracy.
How do participants receive their certificates?
Course certificates are connected to that participants individual account so we encourage participants to each utilise their unique login. The certificates are issued once the participant has submitted their adequately completed workbook and the teams Pledge to Vote campaign is complete.
Can I do this course if I am not in Australia?
The content of this course is applicable to the Australian context but we are working on adaptations for other territories and would love to hear from you if you're interested in working with us (email: skye.riggs@yvote.com.au).
What if I am keen but can't afford this course?
It's important to us that as many people as possible get access to this course so we offer a number of options to improve access including scholarships to some participants and groups. If you're young and want to be involved, or from a group or organisation that cannot afford to purchase the course, please email us at skye.riggs@yvote.com.au to discuss various options including applying for a scholarship.

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