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Student leadership conference: All students have the potential inspire change and growth

October 28, 2015 — 

On November 21, MTV star and internationally-acclaimed human rights activist Benjamin O’Keefe will make his way to Winnipeg as part of the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership (CCSL).O’Keefe will be the keynote speaker at the closing banquet of this national post-secondary student conference hosted by the University of Manitoba and Red River College at the Fort Garry Hotel. The 2015 CCSL runs November 19 – 21.

Represented by ARLAN Group, a Winnipeg-based speakers’ boutique, 21 year old Benjamin O’Keefe is already taking the world by storm. He has gained international acclaim after beginning a global movement against the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch and their company’s size-based discrimination. Benjamin is passionate about starting conversations with young people about the power that our voices have to create change in our lives and in the lives of others.

About the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership

CCSL brings together post-secondary student leaders from across the country and the world to share ideas, become inspired, and leave determined to make a difference on their campuses and in their communities. It offers relevant and engaging programming and networking opportunities, founded in student development and transformational learning principles, to post-secondary students from diverse campus areas. Furthermore, it connects and engages professional staff in discussions on best practices and approaches to student leadership development. It recognizes that the Canadian leadership community will become stronger and more effective through enhanced connectedness and structured opportunities to share and learn together.

The CCSL exists to develop a culture of purposeful leadership engagement. Recognizing that student success encompasses a commitment to intentional and experiential learning, the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership is focused on providing leadership development opportunities that inspire change.

The 2015 conference is co-hosted by the University of Manitoba and Red River College along with their student unions.


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