Seminars are one of the three key components of VILP. You can find out more about the topics and seminars here.

During the course of your degree programme, as a VILP participant, you are required to attend a total of 12 seminars and submit reflective feedback on each, demonstrating your participation and personal views.

The seminars are led by a variety of professionals from all walks of life, including Victoria University academics, officials from business and the public sector, as well as representatives from international organisations. Topics vary depending on their areas of interest, expertise and experience but will focus on themes of global leadership, global connectedness, cross-cultural communication, internationalisation and sustainability.

The twelve seminars include four compulsory seminars and eight elective seminars.

The compulsory seminars, which are available every trimester, are:

  • Global Leadership
  • Global Interdependence
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • New Zealand in the World.

Elective seminars will be confirmed on Blackboard and CareerHub. In the past, topics for elective seminars have included:

  • Leadership in the Ancient World
  • Global Warming
  • Strategy and Culture
  • Institutions for International Cooperation—New Zealand’s view
  • New Zealand and Regional Security
  • The New Zealand Diaspora: including Māori in Australia
  • Envisioning New Generation Leaders: Challenges of understanding and practice.

As VILP is designed primarily for undergraduates, please note that seminars are intended to serve only as a primer on topics of the VILP thematic scope. The VILP seminars are held during Trimesters 1 and 2 and are exclusively for a VILP student audience.