IAHA Ultimate Student Leadership Challenge (USLC)

Introduction to the IAHA Ultimate Student Leadership Challenge (USLC)

IAHA has now developed a new program delivered under the IAHA Health Leadership / Education and Development stream.

The Optimal outcomes for the many and increasing number of people with complex and chronic health concerns greatly depends on effective teamwork and collaboration between healthcare professionals with diverse skillsets and knowledges. Ultimate Student Leadership Challenge, aims to develop this important capability prior to the student’s graduation in a way that is transformative, authentic, and fun.

The IAHA USLC is an extracurricular competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students from various health professions. It provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in teamwork and collaboration as they develop a management plan in response to a complex case study.

Background

The IAHA Ultimate Student Leadership Challenge (USLC) is a three-day cultural and leadership development program in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students work with culturally and professionally diverse peers to respond to a complex, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health case study in a strengths-based and culturally informed way. The challenge supports student’s development, communication, and leadership, empowering them to lead in the provision of culturally safe, multidisciplinary care and to bring their cultural, personal and professional knowledges to the fore.

For more information on the IAHA Ultimate Student Leadership Challenge, please email membership@iaha.com.au

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 IAHA Health Fusion Team Challenge!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 IAHA Health Fusion Team Challenge the “Proppa Ones”which was made up of team members: Nerida Riley (Exercise Science, Curtin University), Jared Merritt (Nursing, Flinders University), Cheyenne Gamble (Occupational Therapy, James Cook University), Samara Fernandez (Psychology, University of South Australia) and Melissa Parter (Social Work, Central QLD University).

The IAHA HFTC was held in Darwin in the lead up to the IAHA 10 Year Anniversary National Conference from 20th – 23rd September 2019. The Challenge involved 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students across 12 disciplines.

Here’s what some of the students had to say about the HFTC:

I knew what support services the allied health professionals had in their expertise to support my patient and it enabled me to be a stronger, better person. I thank Kylie and the whole team for this safe space and I certainly know that this journey goes with us for many years to come” – Olivia Hermman, HFTC Student
“The concept that I think I’ve learnt from my mentors is nothing to them without them. Every client is the most knowledgeable about their issues. I’m here to provide my knowledge and to learn from them… It’s taking what these people are saying and then how I can integrate that into how I practice and the way that I see the world.” - Shandryn Kozin, Audiology Student