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AUS students participate in Student Global Leadership Conference
Three active students from the AUS Office of Student Affairs' Student Leadership Program (SLP) participated in the Student Global Leadership Conference at Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, April 10-12, 2015. The conference explored the present and future nature of leadership in a world of inequality filled with complex and competing economic, social and environmental dynamics.
The discussion at this year's conference, themed "Leading the Change: Social Justice in a Complex World," aimed to educate the students that big changes usually emerge from small beginnings. Privilege, power, choices and responsibilities of leadership in the 21st century were main topics explored and analyzed in the various sessions. On the last day of the conference, students wrote out their personal action plan to reflect on their performance and achievement to plan for their educational, career or continuing personal development.
"This conference was an amazing experience, and I have gained a lot by being a part of it. It was an eye-opening opportunity. I learned a lot from the discussions about women's empowerment and how to be a successful leader. I was impressed by how the conversation went between the attendees and the speakers. The interaction was phenomenal and quiet impressive," said Nesma Hegazi, a senior student majoring in chemical engineering.
"Our students participated in the Student Global Leadership Conference for the first time this year, and it turned out to be an excellent experience for them. The conference touched on the basic elements of leadership and gave students the opportunity to speak about different global issues. Students got a chance to develop their personal skills and better understand the importance of effective leadership in our globalized world," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.