Reunion for UKZN leadership students

2009-10-07 00:00

STUDENT Leadership Development (SLD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a range of events in Pietermaritzburg later this month.

These include an alumni reunion for participants in the UKZN leadership course from 2000 to 2008, a one-day conference on learning and leadership and an open fundraising gala dinner to be addressed by KZN Finance MEC Ina Cronje.

SLD is a department in the student services division, which has as its mission the provision of holistic education for leadership and citizenship.

Since its inception in 2000, SLD has provided leadership training to over 680 students of diverse nationalities and academic disciplines from four campuses by means of its annual certificated leadership course.

.All past students who were involved with the SLD programmes and participants of its leadership course are invited to attend the alumni reunion which is scheduled to take place at the Staff Club on October 16 from 5.30 pm to 10 pm.

The reunion will give participants of the leadership course a chance to reconnect with each other and SLD and to learn from each other how people have applied conflict resolution and leadership skills in their lives and work. It will also lay the foundation for the creation of an alumni network to support SLD, its alumni and leadership education.

.The one-day learning leadership/leadership learning conference on October 17 is aimed at creating a platform for dialogue among individuals wanting to improve the quality of local leadership in organisations and communities.

Speakers include leadership consultant Dudley Forde, Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business deputy president Zandile Makhaye and Thandanani Children’s Foundation director Duncan Andrew.

.The fundraising gala dinner will take place at 6 pm on October 17, Finance MEC Cronje will be the guest speaker.

For details, contact Marie Odendaal at 033 260 5864 or odendaal@ukzn.ac.za, or Roxanne Nothnagel at 033 260 5869 or nothnagel@ukzn.ac.za. Booking is essential.

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