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We are a global engagement agency committed to making positive impact through developing the human capacity.
The Centre for International Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CIDSEL) is the global engagement agency of the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC). Our agency follows a systemic approach to engagement and strongly collaborates with our community partners to create a positive impact on the world around us.

As our world becomes more interconnected, global engagement will be more important than ever. The ability to engage globally builds economic resilience, social integration, and attracts the talent and innovation needed to build tomorrow's society.

For more than a decade, we have supported our clients through competency development, capacity building, technical assistance, and building partnerships to develop solutions aiming at addressing the world’s most pressing challenges and achieving betterment. We are convinced that we need to approach the concept of "betterment" differently and the best way to achieve betterment is to bring about a positive transformation in society.

What we do

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Consulting and Technical Assistance

Through our extensive network of academic and professional colleagues with development experience and expertise, we assist our clients with targeted resource people.

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Capacity Building

We build the capacity of our clients focusing on developing individual competencies and social capabilities through executive education to lead transformation in a world full of uncertainties.

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Global Engagement and Partnerships

We identify international partnerships, programs and projects that align with UniSC's engagement principles, to enable UniSC to be one of Australia's most globally engaged universities.

Global impact

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Our team of development specialists work together to make a social impact and contribute to a better and inclusive society.

Getting to Better Together podcast

Join Richard Bawden and his guests in the fortnightly episodes as they explore ideas, opinions, provide facts and evidence in support of the aim of getting to better together.

Engagement tools for USC staff

Engagement tools for USC staff

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Scholars at Risk

We establish and lead working groups with national Scholars at Risk partners in the areas of Protection, Advocacy and Learning.

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