The University of Johannesburg, College of Business and Economics was productively represented at the 9th University Leadership Symposium hosted by the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand in early August 2018. Prof Christelle Auriacombe, Director: School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) accompanied our students. The theme of the Symposium was “INSPIRING CONFIDENCE, INSPIRE CHANGE”
purposed to instill a sense of social responsibility as well as
cultivate the attributes of selfless giving among our emerging world
Some 1 200 students up to 30 years of age, from 87
countries attended and among other activities to bring about social
change, cleaned rivers, painted schools, took refugee children to the
zoo and assisted disabled children in drawing.
The USLS focused on the following Sustainable Development Goals:
idea of inviting and selecting students from around the world to
experience and learn leadership skills in a creative methodology is
outstanding. Such a platform provide an avenue for delegates to share
about the problems in our own backyards and learnt the best practices
from others who have experienced similar issues in their countries. I
can say this learning journey gave me hope, hope to see diversity being
embraced as a way of life throughout communities in the world. I have
hope for my country, I have hope for Africa, I have hope for our future
generations’ (Ropa Mashiri - University of Johannesburg).
The poem "Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson was fittingly quoted at the closing ceremony. Click here www.appleseeds.org/Deepest-Fear.htm
To watch the video of the 9th USLS closing ceremony click here.