The Future Leaders Podcast

An intriguing series revealing the future generations' thinking about the leaders of today and their vision in the leaders of the future.

Presented by Dr Claudia Escobar Vega and Jorge Leiva

Artist and academic, Dr Claudia Escobar Vega (Deakin University), and artist and educator, Jorge Leiva, bring you The Future Leaders. This family friendly, three-episode series takes listeners on a captivating journey where children between five and twelve years old share their ideas about present-day leadership, hope for change in the world ahead, and the leaders of the future.

Developed over a series of creative visual and sound workshops across 2022 with a group of students from Reservoir Views Primary School, the series will also present an on-line art gallery giving listeners the opportunity to travel both into children’s visual and spoken narratives.

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The Future Leaders Podcast builds on Dr Claudia Escobar Vega’s research exploring how our implicit ideas of leadership emerge in the early years and how these link to the development of norms in adulthood, such as the lack of opportunities for women, First Nations Australians, and culturally diverse people.

For more information: https://claudiaescobarvega.com/research-publications

 

"These days, there’s so much talk about the future, and the more we talk about it, the more we realise that these conversations must be held with the children, who are the ones who will embrace the times ahead. Children’s ideas of leaders, the world, and of the future are rich and powerful, and the language of drawing opens a gate that offers the opportunity for deep, enlightening conversations. The Future Leaders Podcast is an opportunity for current and future generations to engage in conversations about how leadership performs in our world right now and how we want it to perform in the world ahead."
— Dr Claudia Escobar Vega

DR CLAUDIA ESCOBAR VEGA

Dr Claudia Escobar Vega is an artist and academic with a PhD in leadership cognition and child development. She works as a lecturer and research fellow at Deakin Business School. Claudia’s areas of research include leadership cognition, implicit leadership theory, child development, and socially constructed theories of leadership. She has appeared in National media and is dynamic with a long cross-disciplinary interest in education. She has more than 20 years of experience consulting and creating with children and young people. She has consulted with children from Colombia, Australia, Italy and Afghanistan and developed creative projects as a strategy to explore their thinking and feelings about specific issues and themes.

JORGE LEIVA

Jorge Leiva is an interdisciplinary Colombian-Australian artist and educator with international recognition based in Melbourne. As an artist, he is active in the fields of music, visual arts, community arts and poetry. Jorge is also an experienced educator who has worked in the field of arts, music and languages in diverse environments and countries. He is currently the Arts, Spanish and Music teacher at Reservoir West Primary School where he is recognised for leading innovative projects mixing arts and education, such as cross-art-form project Part of the Wild (Creative Victoria, 2021) and music-environmental project Amazong (2020) awarded the Highly Commended Certificate, Youth for Peace Award, Australian Psychological Society (2020).

EMMA PEEL

Emma Peel is a Melbourne radio personality, DJ and MC. She is also a proud Reservoir resident, co-Artistic Director of the Reservoir Stomp and a member of Reservoir Views Primary School Community. Emma has been gracing Melbourne’s community radio airwaves for over 15 years both on her own weekly program, Switched On on PBS FM, and through guest appearances on RRR FM and 3CR. She’s been Djing nationally and internationally for 20 years. She’s appeared on ABC TV, Channel 10 and Channel 7. She’s also appeared in Frankie Magazine, Frankie Spaces, JJJ Mag, The Age and more.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Presented by FUSE Darebin

Featuring children from Reservoir Views Primary School

Produced by Dr Claudia Escobar Vega (Deakin University) and Jorge Leiva 

Music by Jorge Leiva

Edited by Emma Peel

Supported by Darebin Arts

The Future Leaders Podcast is supported by Deakin Business School’s Leadership Futures Hub and peopleartpeople.

Special thanks to: All the children who took part in all the episodes and to their parents and caregivers for supporting the podcast, especially Emma Peel. To the leadership team, Principal Steve Stafford, Assistant Principal Hayriye Ali, teachers and staff from Reservoir Views Primary School for their incredible support across the making of this podcast. 

The Future Leaders Podcast builds on Dr Claudia Escobar Vega’s research exploring how our implicit ideas of leadership emerge in the early years and how these link to the development of norms in adulthood, such as the lack of opportunities for women, First Nations Australians, and culturally diverse people. https://claudiaescobarvega.com/research-publications

SUPPORTERS

The Future Leaders Podcast is supported by Darebin Arts, Deakin Business School’s Leadership Futures Hub and peopleartpeople.

Special thanks to: All the children who took part in all the episodes and to their parents and caregivers for supporting the podcast, especially Emma Peel. To the leadership team, Principal Steve Stafford, Assistant Principal Hayriye Ali, teachers and staff from Reservoir Views Primary School for their incredible support across the making of this podcast. 

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Dates & Times

Three episodes 11, 13 & 15 March