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AUS Student Leadership Conference 2013
The AUS Student Leadership Conference (ASLC'13) is designed to inspire and motivate student leaders by giving them the opportunity to meet with professionals in the field of leadership and educate them about civic leadership and their responsibilities towards their communities.
The main objective of ASLC'13 is to facilitate an exchange of ideas across a diverse group of experts and students who share the passion of civic leadership. ASLC'13 will allow the students to cultivate useful contacts and networks, and instill greater confidence in students to bring forth the immense leadership potential present in the youth of the region.
The theme of the conference is civic leadership and the conference proceedings will include various developmental workshops, discussions and team-building activities that enhance and refine the students' leadership skills.
The conference is organized by the Office of Student Affairs Student Leadership Program. Visit our office in the Student Center, First Floor, A250, or contact us at [email protected] for more information.
Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The conference will be focused around lectures, workshops, discussions and
team-building debates and activities that will address aspects of leadership.
Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:
- unlocking your leadership potential
- contributing to society with civic leadership
- inspiring life-changing events of our speakers
- leadership dynamics in the evolving workplace
and various team-building exercises will:
- enable students to understand the different aspects of
- assist students in realizing their own strengths
- encourage students to hone their leadership skills
- provide students with the opportunity to be recognized
as young student leaders at the regional level
Conference Learning Objectives
With a commitment to continuous learning and development, the ASLC series will:
- inspire students to accept leadership roles
- increase awareness challenges faced by leaders
- build a network of collaborative students working towards the betterment of the community
The conference is organized by the Office of Student Affairs Student Leadership Program. Visit our office in the Student Center, First Floor, A250, or contact us at [email protected]
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The theme for ASLC '13 is
"Civic Leadership & Social Responsibility".
interchangeably used, both the terms have unique and significant meaning
attached to them. Civic leadership is the ability of the community to address
critical societal issues through joint efforts, while social responsibility is
the obligation of an individual or community to help benefit the society. Both
these aspects combined allow for a better community to be created where
individuals and organizations both are aligned towards providing back to the
community and developing a sustainable society. We see the importance of
providing a platform where individuals can better understand the process of
value creation for the society and develop leadership skills which allow for a
well-balanced society to emerge. With the ASLC '13, the focal theme has been
set on addressing this key topic which is relevant and vital to the
contribution and development of the community in future.
Important Information and FAQ
The following section includes information on important
dates, the registration process, the visa and ticket process, and other
frequently asked questions. If you do not find answers to your queries here, please
send us an email at [email protected].
A. Important Dates
- Convey Leadership Competition project submission:
February 25, 2012
- Registration for case study competition: February 25, 2012
- Registration for team-building exercise: February 25,
- Registration for participants outside AUS: March 25, 2012
- Registration for AUS participants: March 31, 2012
- Registration to assist as a volunteer: April 2, 2012
- Conference date: April 17, 2012
B. Visa, Ticket, Hotel Information
If you are
not a citizen or permanent resident of the UAE, you should consult the embassy
of the UAE in your country to find out if you need to have a visa. For some
countries, a visa can be obtained at the airport upon arrival. Though getting a
visa is the participant's responsibility, we will gladly provide you with
documents such as an invitation letter or any other assistance you may need in
C. Venue and Travel Information
AUS is accessible through both
Dubai and Sharjah airports.
Please note: AUS is five minutes
from Sharjah Airport (literally across the street), and about a half hour from
Sharjah hotels. Depending on where you
are coming from, you may find it easier to fly into Sharjah. Please check the Sharjah Airport website for
listings of airlines that fly into Sharjah.
Sharjah Airport website http://www.shj-airport.gov.ae/
A taxi ride from Dubai to AUS or
Sharjah hotels will likely, depending on time of day and level of traffic
congestion, cost 100 AED (US $27) and take anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour.
D. Attendance Policy
All participants are advised to be present at the venue at
least 30-45 minutes before the door closing time. Any participant who arrives
late will not be guaranteed a seat. If for any reason you cannot attend the
conference, please inform the Student Leadership Program immediately. Failure to inform the SLP office will lead you
to be removed from Leadership Program participation for the next entire
There will be no late registration or on-site registration,
so please do not send requests via email or try to attend the event without
Non-AUS participants are advised to arrive at the venue at
least an hour before to get familiar with the parking and the campus. If you
have any queries you are advised to contact the SLP office at least a day prior
to the event. Furthermore, you will receive your conference packet and nametags
upon arrival so that it is easy for you to network with other community members
present there. If you require, you can place a special request for a student
guide, who will tour you around campus and provide you support throughout the
If there are any cancellations, please inform us at least a
week before the conference. We have a
large waiting list of attendees and if you cannot attend the conference, we
would like to pass on the opportunity to others. Any student group that larger
than 15 students is advised to have at least two university representatives;
however, this is not a condition for admission. Should you have any more
queries please feel free to contact us via email ([email protected]) or via phone (+971 6 515 4772).
As a part of this conference, we will hold different events that
will allow students to demonstrate their leadership skills. More information
about these events can be found in the sections below:
A. Convey Leadership Competition
B. Team-Building Exercise
C. Case Study Competition
Convey Leadership Competition
The competition allows students to express what "leadership" means to them. AUS students can participate in one of the two categories: Artistic or Intellectual Expressions.
The competition is open to all undergraduate students at AUS. However, each student should submit ONE structure, 3D illustration, poster, photograph, painting, sketch, video, or a case study analysis.
Students who participate in Artistic Expressions cannot participate in Intellectual Expression category (and vice versa).
All projects must be submitted to Student Leadership Program, located in the Student Center, A250. Intellectual Expression can be sent to [email protected]. The deadline is February 25, 2013.
For Artistic Expressions, please send us one of the listed expressions along with a 50- to 100-word abstract explaining the project.
For Intellectual Expressions, the case provided should be analyzed in the following format (the topic will be announced to students via email in late December 2012):
- no more than four pages long
- double spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font
- essay format: introduction, body and conclusion
For the Artistic Expressions category, the top selected projects will be showcased on the day of the conference in the Rotunda of the AUS Main Building. The winners of the Artistic Expressions category will get an opportunity to discuss their work at the conference.
For the Intellectual Expression category, a winner will be selected from the top 10 case analyses and will get a chance to present his/her analysis at the conference. Second and third prize winners will be recognized as well.
To download the conference program, please click here.
To view the conference committee, please click here.
Participants who wish to attend the conference should
register their entries here.
For AUS participants, once your register, you will receive
confirmation email. Then you will need to RSVP your attendance and pick
up your name tags from the Student Leadership Program.
Non-AUS participants will receive confirmation emails and
can pick up their name tags and conference materials upon their arrival on
campus on April 17th at 8:30 am.
Thank You for Registering