BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER
Laughter, fun and a whole lot of learning is what Connect Leadership at Conestoga College is all about. To help students learn about skills that make for a great leader, Student Life holds seven interactive Connect Leadership workshops.
“The workshops are beneficial to all students, regardless of the program, age or life experience,” said Sarah Daly, Student Life programmer of leadership initiatives.
“Participants have an opportunity to engage with other students from different programs and work together to learn different leadership skills that can then be applied back in the classroom or in their everyday life.”
Students can join the workshops whenever it best suits their schedule, but it is recommended to keep up-to-date with the topic of discussion before each leadership session.
“These workshops have taught me to become more of a leader because I have really learned to step out of my comfort zone,” said Kinjal Dave, a second-year mechanical systems engineering program student.
Activities at the workshops vary. Sometimes you work together during blindfold games to make a puzzle and sometimes you sit in a circle and reflect on how the interaction of the games relate to the real world.
“When we laugh and play games, even though we’re not having a full conversation with someone, it can still make you gain a friendship with different people,” said Katherine Hacrigan, a first-year fitness and health
Through this leadership experience, students gain a co-curricular activity that can help better a resume.
“Participants will achieve different learning outcomes for each workshop they attend, and the skills they learned by participating will be listed on their official co-curricular record,” said Daly.
By participating in the various workshops, you learn new skills.
For more information, all of the workshops can be found on the co-curricular record under the Connect Leadership Workshop Series at www.conestogac.on.ca/leadership/.
You can register for each workshop by clicking RSVP.