Miri – 15 July 2014 – Youth from institutions of higher learning from all around the world are invited to participate in the first Borneo Youth Leadership Conference 2014 at Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) from 4 to 8 August 2014.
Organised by the Student Council of Curtin Sarawak with support from the university’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship Centre (LEC), the conference with the theme ‘Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders’ will see the participation of some 50 delegates from Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh.
It will feature four speakers, including Haji Ahmad Zakie Ahmad Shariff, Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia; Zlwin Chew, renowned Malaysian magician and mentalist; Simerjeet Singh, a prominent international motivational speaker; and Zainah Anwar, writer and internationally acclaimed ¬co-founder and former executive director of Sisters in Islam (SIS Forum).
According to Student Council Vice President and conference organising chair Vinodh Menon, the conference aims to create leaders of tomorrow by motivating and inspiring the delegates through various activities such as leadership talks delivered by the keynote speakers and other distinguished individuals.
To further enhance the delegates’ learning experience, the LEC will jointly conduct workshops with the Singapore-Malaysia based company People Performance. A learning and organisational development company, People Performance helps individuals achieve outstanding business results by developing a structured and systematic business approach.
Apart from the talks and workshops, the conference’s programme will include leadership and team-building activities at the Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort near Miri.
Professor Jim Mienczakowski, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Curtin Sarawak, said the conference is a most commendable initiative to engage and motivate young people in the region to develop their communication, leadership and entrepreneurship skills, in addition to fostering international friendship and understanding.
He added that such international conferences, organised almost entirely by the university’s students, are not only excellent platforms for them to network and share ideas with other students, but also a great opportunity to develop critical organisational and soft skills that will benefit them in their future careers. He said they are very much in line with Curtin’s holistic approach to student learning, offering more than just a classroom experience and underpinning its strong international focus.
The Student Council is an organisation that focuses primarily on the development and enhancement of the student clubs at Curtin Sarawak. Since its inception, the Student Council has carried out many events for the benefit of its student population.
For more information on the conference, contact Vinodh Menon at +6014-702 2502 ([email protected]) or Nadeen Raafat Kamel at +6014-6386 495 ([email protected]) or visit the conference website at www.bylc2014.com.
For more information on Curtin Sarawak, visit its website at www.curtin.edu.my, its Facebook page at facebook.com/CurtinUniversitySarawakMalaysia, Twitter profile at twitter.com/curtinsarawak, YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/CurtinUniSarawak, or Instagram at instagram.com/curtinsarawak.