Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and Leadership (GCALL)
The GCALL is an advanced interdisciplinary course designed exclusively for doctoral candidates and early career researchers at The University of Melbourne.
The GCALL is the first of its kind in Australian universities.
The GCALL has been designed around a simple idea: that doctoral graduates from The University of Melbourne will make a significant contribution to shaping the world's future.
Doctoral training equips you with knowledge, research ethics and integrity. The GCALL polishes, broadens, and applies these attributes, preparing you to play a leadership role in your chosen field.
Key dates 2013
|Information Session||Monday 1 July 2013
Gryphon Gallery, 1888 building, followed by drinks in the Foundation Life Members Room. Registration essential.
|Applications open||Monday 1 July 2013|
|Applications close||Wednesday 31 July 2013|
|Ethical Leadership 2013||
Introductory day: Mon 26 August
Residential intensive at Mt Eliza: Mon 30 September – Fri 4 October
Ethical Leadership follow up session at Parkville: Fri 29 November
|The Futures Project 2014||
Introductory intensive: Thurs 27 & Fri 28 February
Project team progress workshops: 25 March, 29 April, 20 May, 17 June
Final project outcomes: Fri 27 June
Want to know what our GCALL participants think?
'The GCALL is a valuable and enjoyable experience for any doctoral student, especially for a budding scientist. Ethical Leadership broadens the mind and provides alternate perspectives. Working closely in a small group to solve real societal issues in The Futures Project enhances interpersonal skills, while building strong connections with the community. The GCALL develops students but more importantly provides a deeper understanding of self and friendships with tomorrow's leaders.'
Akshay D'Cruz, PhD – Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
'The GCALL really opened my mind to new ideas and different styles of learning. The exposure to such different modes of thought and so many amazing people has been incredible. I'd certainly recommend this to students from any faculty. Everyone should do this course, especially if you're looking to do something completely different. Learning how to network and how to work effectively within a group will help make any student more employable.'
Melina Glasson, PhD – Chemistry
'This was one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences I have ever had. The atmosphere was second to none. Take the GCALL: it will not only help you be a better PhD student, but will give you a broader sense of purpose as to why you are studying in the first place!'
Brendan Moloney, PhD – Language and Literacy Education
|Why do the GCALL?||The five most compelling arguments for rising to the challenge of the GCALL.|
|Ethical Leadership||A week-long residential intensive at Mt Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula.|
|The Futures Project||If Ethical Leadership is the theory, The Futures Project is the practice.|
|GCALL People||The academics, community and corporate leaders who make the GCALL.|
|Enrolment Information||Everything you need to know about applications, fees and key dates.|