Catholic Youth Parramatta have identified leadership development as a key element of formation for youth and young adults. Leadership development in youth ministry calls forth the gifts of young people, empowering and supporting them in ministry to their peers and the wider community. It also provides opportunities for adults to gain skills and experience in mentoring youth. This program helps young people discern their gifts, calling, and appropriate leadership role in their context. Participants are equipped with appropriate theological understandings and relational skills, and enabled to develop proficiencies in ministry and organisation. The LIFTED Leadership Seminar is a non-residential program usually held over a weekend and open to anyone between the ages of 16-35 from schools, parishes and movements.