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The Community Leaders Unit of Work is a unique program that aims to expose students to the dynamic world of sustainable development and community leadership. By utilising the principles of design thinking, students embark on a series of activities that enable them to develop a deep understanding of the challenges facing diverse communities worldwide.


Throughout the unit, students are encouraged to engage in critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovative ideation, which helps them develop key skills for success. To promote a mindset geared toward creative problem-solving, the program emphasises user personas, user-centred design, prototyping, feedback, and collaboration.  This equips students with practical tools that help them think outside the box and appreciate diverse perspectives. 


The Community Leaders program instills a sense of responsibility and leadership in students by addressing challenges in Metropolia, Equalityville, and Aquatopia. It offers insights into sustainable urban development and the role of a community leader in effecting positive change. The program culminates in the SDGs Challenge Simulation, which provides a hands-on opportunity for students to apply their learnings, navigate complexities, and present innovative solutions. The unit provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with community leadership. The Community Leaders Challenge empowers students to develop practical skills and tackle real-world challenges, fostering their leadership potential in creating innovative, sustainable solutions for their communities.


Topics Covered:

  • What Are The Sustainable Development Goals?
  • Understanding Stakeholders
  • Researching Local Initiatives
  • Rapid Ideation & Designing Solutions
  • Localising Solutions
  • Prototyping
  • User Personas & User-Centred Design
  • Communication & Pitching


  • Links To:
    • Literacy: The program encourages students to engage in critical thinking and communicate their ideas effectively, which are essential aspects of literacy. Students will need to articulate their understanding of sustainable development and community leadership through various activities and presentations.
    • Information and Communication Technology: Design thinking often involves the use of digital tools for research, design, and presentation. Students may utilize ICT skills to gather information, create prototypes, and communicate their ideas.
    • Critical and Creative Thinking: The program explicitly promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovative ideation. Students engage in activities that challenge them to think creatively about solutions to real-world challenges.
    • Personal and Social Capability: Through addressing challenges in diverse communities and working collaboratively, students develop interpersonal skills such as communication, empathy, and cooperation. They also cultivate a sense of responsibility and leadership by reflecting on their roles in effecting positive change.
    • Ethical Understanding: The program encourages students to consider ethical implications in their solutions for sustainable development and community leadership. They learn to balance competing interests and consider the broader impacts of their decisions.
    • Sustainability: The program directly addresses sustainability issues by focusing on sustainable urban development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students learn about environmental, social, and economic sustainability and explore ways to create positive change in their communities.


This unit is recommended for students in Years 8 - 12.


About BOP Industries:

BOP Industries is an Australian education company on a mission to inspire the next generation of young innovators. Having worked with 100,000 students around the world, our team of innovative educators are passionate about creating future-focused learning experiences for young people. To find out more about BOP, head to:


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Community Leaders Unit Of Work

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