In July, four members of the ALA community facilitated leadership workshops at the Global Leadership Summit in Davos, Switzerland, continuing a productive four year relationship with the Education First Educational Tours.
At this year’s summit ALA was represented by Head of Writing and Rhetoric, Mopati Morake, Tapiwa Gumbura (’18) from Zimbabwe, Adnan Kaka Shafi (’17) from Kenya and Exode Malengani (’17) from South Africa.
The summit was designed for about 1500 students, drawn mostly from American and European institutions, with ALA being the sole African representative.
“ALA is seen as a ‘partner organisation’, so we were invited to attend to facilitate workshops for students and teachers attending the summit. The three ALA students facilitated a workshop called ‘The Art of Listening’ for the summit participants. I facilitated a workshop for teachers called ‘Leadership as Readership: An Introduction to Seminal Readings at ALA’,” says Mopati.
The Global Leadership Summit is a weekend-long leadership conference where students and teachers from across North America and Europe gather in Davos, Switzerland, to hear from world-renowned speakers on The Power of Communication, attend expert-led workshops, and help students develop skills like creativity and collaboration as they work in small international teams to propose solutions to global communication challenges.
This year the summit was centered around the theme The Power of Communication and attendees spent the weekend discussing the question: How can we harness the power of communication to create meaningful change?
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