EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


Genevieve Hodge

Genevieve Hodge: Social change youth leadership - lessons and successes from the 'Inspiring Teens' pilot programme

Session on 25 November 2020 07:30 UTC - View on timetable


How do you develop leaders for a better world? and how do you engage young people, develop their confidence and self-belief that they can create positive changes in this world?

In July 2020, in the midst of a Global Pandemic, I set up the Social Enterprise, Spire Coaching and launched a 3-month pilot youth leadership program called: “Inspiring Teens”. The program is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, and my aim is to develop socially responsible leaders.

14 teenagers from 12 different schools across Adelaide, worked together on projects in diverse teams over 12 weeks to solve real problems for local Non Profit Organisations.

In this interactive session, you will hear the story of what I set out to do, the reasons why, the lessons I learned along the journey, and discover some wonderful outcomes and impacts on the participants and the wider community that will hopefully leave you feeling inspired!

Learning outcomes

I hope the participants will learn what worked and what didn’t work running a youth leadership program, with diverse teams of teenagers from across the city. I would like to learn from others experiences of running team projects remotely with diverse members from different locations over an extended period of time. Plus how to engage youth online.


Genevieve Hodge is passionate about igniting young people and developing their leadership skills, so they can create positive change in the community. Developing young people to feel C.L.E.A.R. about their future. Able to embrace Challenges as a Leader to Engage with the community, take action and deliver Results, as well as reflect on the lessons learned along the journey.

A certified coach and trainer, with 5 years’+ experience running leadership programs developing over 300 young student leaders from university and high schools. Qualifications include: Master of Education (Leadership, Policy, and Change); Post Graduate Certificate of Coaching, Bachelor of Business; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment; and DISC Extended accreditation.