The student leadership conference ‘Taqadam: Tanmeea, Enjaz, Qiaadah’ organised by Qatar University (QU) Student Affairs Sector, brought together participants from colleges and universities across Qatar to discuss, share knowledge, and learn strategies on driving change, developing leadership skills, and solving problems in a local, regional and global context.
The forum was organised in collaboration with College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q), Community College of Qatar (CCQ), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and Stenden University Qatar. It aimed to leverage the students’ participation in leadership training, and to prepare them for transition to the workplace.
Attendees included QU president Dr Hassan Rashid al-Derham, CNA-Q president Dr Ken MacLeod, QU vice-president for Student Affairs Dr Khalid al-Khanji, and QU associate vice- president for Student Life and Services Abdulla al-Yafei, as well as several QU, CNA-Q, CCQ and HBKU officials, and QU faculty and staff.
Keynote speaker Qatari intellectual and writer Dr Jassim al-Sultan gave a presentation on ‘Tanmeea.’ The conference agenda comprised plenary sessions led by Qatari national sports personality Mohammed Sadoon al-Kuwari and founder of Wertaqi Youth Centre – Bahrain Salah AlYafei. They discussed issues related to ‘Enjaz’ and ‘Qiaadah.’
Also included on the agenda was a professional workshop ‘Be a Leader’ conducted by QU lecturer and education consultant Dr Abdulrahman al-Harami, as well as student presentations by QU, CNA-Q and Stenden University. They addressed a wide range of topics such as “Leadership through Self-Motivation”, “Inclusive Leadership: The Magic of Great Leaders”, “Women’s Leadership Development”, “Qualities of a Leader on the Light of Qur’an”, and “Man-Made Leadership”.
Dr al-Derham pointed out that QU is a model of the society and what it includes as targeted teamwork are opportunities that highlight the spirit and skills of leadership, the ability to assume responsibilities and to overcome challenges whether through academic and methodological activities or through other university or societal activities.
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