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IYLC delegates discuss leadership at AUS Leadership Day
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) Student Leadership Program hosted delegates from the International Youth Leadership Conference (IYLC) Dubai on November 19. The conference featured discussions on leadership and youth and an exchange of ideas and experiences.
The event entitled "AUS Leadership Day" brought together 25 delegates from Nigeria, India, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Afghanistan and Albania.
Speaking about the objective and importance of this event, Paula Doyle, Executive Director of Human Resources and Acting Dean of Students, said:
"AUS Leadership Day served as a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet delegates from the International Youth Leadership Conference and to exchange ideas and perspectives on diversity and leadership. Our guests got a chance to learn more about AUS Graduate Studies and International Exchange Program opportunities. I congratulate the students who organized the AUS Leadership Day and I am very appreciative of our faculty and staff who participated," said
Delegates met with a number of university officials and students to learn about student life and programs at AUS.
Dr. Ghaleb Al-Husseini, Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, gave an overview about AUS academic and extracurricular activities at the university. The delegates then met with Professor Kristina Katsos, Instructors at the Department of International Studies at AUS, who spoke about leadership drawing from her experience in the field.”
"Ideally, a leader is one who takes ownership of their actions and is able to work through the challenges and limitations they face. Leadership is shaped by a deeper understanding of the world."
The delegates also participated in a student panel discussing issues of leadership and youth, challenges and the AUS experience, followed by an IYLC court simulation. The event concluded with an overview from the Director of International Exchange Office Linda Angell.