Leadership workshops prepare students for the future

Mar 24, 2014 | News

Humber College’s Student Leadership Program hosted the Communications and Presentations Workshop at the North and Lakeshore campus today.

The workshop is aimed at helping Humber and Guelph-Humber students build effective communication skills, along with highlighting their strengths and weaknesses when interacting with others.

Student Leaderships Programs Coordinator, Anushay Khan, told Humber News taking the time to build our leadership skills shows initiative, focus, and a drive that employers are looking for.

“We’re in a changing sort of workplace and the more competitive our industry gets the more skills are required of our graduates,” Khan said.

The free of charge program has been running for four years, and it’s offered every week at four different time slots for 50 minutes.

Humber’s Student Leadership Program, informed by The Social Change Model of Leadership offers students the opportunity to develop skills needed to become a leader. The Social Change Model of Leadership views all students as potential leaders who can create social change through individual, group, and societal perspectives.

Khan states that the program allows students to think outside the box, and pushes the boundaries of innovation and creativity.

“We want to ensure that our students are competitive in the marketplace, and able to have fantastic career development skills, as well as a perspective that other students graduating from other universities and colleges may not have.

Workshops are held throughout the school year in correlation with “All-U-Can Lead.” According to their official website, the workshops are designed to enhance employment skills in student leaders.

Along with building success at school, the workshops are intended to help students improve and master leadership skills in a workplace environment.

All-U-Can Lead workshop facilitator, James Adams, says the program is a great way for students to obtain a leadership certificate.

“They come and get hands-on learning for these sessions, which we conduct once a week to get students engaged, and give them a few things to take away that they can implement in their work life,” Adams said.

Adams told Humber News that the program encourages students to get involved, and acquire additional hands-on learning and networking skills.

“Leadership is a very broad topic but it fits in all facets of your life. It doesn’t matter where you go; it’s good to have leadership qualities and traits to get that job.”

For further information on upcoming workshops, visit their website.