Ice Breakers. Risk Takers. Change Makers.
The world is crying out for a new model of leadership, but what is it? One woman thinks she has the answer. Australian CEO and ‘dreamer’, Fabian Dattner, leads an international group of 76 female scientists on an Antarctic voyage designed to transform them into the sort of leaders they want to be. Her hope is that once these women are primed to lead in science, they will be able to make meaningful change around the world. But onboard, Dattner’s own leadership style and philosophy are both severely tested, as the women’s deeply personal stories of workplace harassment and more are revealed.
Set against the planet’s last untouched wilderness, The Leadership delivers an altogether unexpected and original reflection on what it takes to be a good leader while unearthing the profoundly troubling systemic obstacles to women’s advancement in science and beyond.
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Accessing the Film
All of our resources have clips from the film where required and relevant to the lesson content. The first lesson, Viewing and Responding to the Film, however, requires you to watch the film in its entirety with your class or school and guides you through unpacking the themes of the film. We recommend you complete this lesson prior to continuing with the others. If you do wish to complete this lesson or view the full film, we recommend that you access it via ClickView. If you would like to purchase a copy or find alternative ways to view the film, please head to The Leadership website for further details.
The Leadership is rated M for mature audiences and contains coarse language and themes of sexual harassment and abuse. Consider whether viewing this film or clips is appropriate for your students.
Secondary Education Resources
Viewing And Responding To
The Film – English – Year 10
English – Year 10
Improving Gender Equality in the Workplace – English
– Year 10
Investigating Leadership Styles
English – Year 10
Sexism And Harassment At Work – HPE & Work Studies
– Year 10
Inclusion And Diversity In The Workplace – HPE & Work Studies – Year 10
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