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Student Leadership Summit

The first-ever Student Leadership Summit // Photo: Student Life

Coaxing out latent leadership skills

January 22, 2014 — 

The Student Leadership Summit, held for the first time on Saturday, January 18, was a student-run event that featured workshops, networking, team building and a keynote address by Sahil Dhingra. Dhingra is the founder of The Potentialists, whose mission is to help people discover their passion, develop skills to take action, and use the power of community to accelerate them towards your goals.

Around 120 students attended this event, developing and harnessing a variety of leadership skills.

“The University of Manitoba is committed to educating tomorrow’s leaders today. The Student Leadership Summit honours that commitment by providing students with the opportunity to develop themselves as leaders, whether they are already in leadership positions, or emerging leaders interested in making a difference…each leader’s journey is a lifelong process,” says Brendan Hughes, executive director of student engagement at the University of Manitoba.

“The Student Leadership Summit is a student-led initiative, that is supported by Student Life, University of Manitoba Students’ Union, the Graduate Students’ Association, the Arts Student Body Council and many others, including alumni and community partners. A core group of students planned and executed the summit, thereby increasing their own leadership potential as a result.”


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