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Symposium to develop student leadership skills

Hosting the event online this year means the Leadership Hub can offer free registration for the 2020 AIM Leadership Symposium, Nov. 16 to 21.

Students will take up roles on university bodies: departmental and faculty councils; renewal, promotion, and tenure; appointments committees. The symposium is intended to help them advance their mastery of the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their leadership positions, says organizers.

Simranjeet Kaur is this year’s student conference co-ordinator for this year, and Simon du Toit is the program co-ordinator.

The team is planning a rich leadership learning experience that will include networking opportunities for participants to meet each other. Attending students will receive training in:

  • maintaining confidentiality;
  • rules of order;
  • conflict resolution;
  • emotional intelligence;
  • teamwork;
  • communication; and
  • building self-efficacy.

“We are requesting that faculty and administrators encourage those students to participate in this leadership training event,” says Dr. du Toit. “We AIM to help students develop the leadership skills that will have direct, positive impact on their employability.”

Registration is now open on the website of the Student Success and Leadership Centre.