by Kierra Koetke –
The Lederskap Conference was created in order to celebrate the leadership qualities of current leaders and foster the growth and development of new leaders. Leaderskap is a word coined by the Norwegian that means leadership.
The conference will help students identify their own leadership qualities. Investing in the education and development of leaders provide motivation and support to our students.
Through engaging and educational sessions, the conference hopes to inspire leaders to continue in their current roles, engage new leaders to become involved and develop leadership qualities in all students. Students will have the opportunity to attend keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and discussion groups in order to share their experiences, learn new skills, and encourage one another. Students will leave motivated and prepared for new challenges.
The first annual Lederskap conference will take place on Saturday, January 22, featuring Norma Rodenburg as the keynote speaker. Norma Rodenburg is currently working as the Student Affairs Officer in the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Alberta. Prior to this, she worked for the University of Alberta Students’ Union in a variety of capacities related to student services and development. During her undergraduate career at the University of Alberta, Norma served as a student leader in numerous capacities including working with the students’ Union, the Orientation program, Campus Recreation and Residence Services. Norma recently completed a Masters of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and has a passion for developing student leaders. In her spare time, she volunteers as a Board Member and Puppy Raiser with Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society.
Whether you are an experienced leader, or have never considered yourself a leader, you are invited to attend the Lederskap Conference. It will give you the opportunity to engage in current leadership roles, learn more about leadership opportunities, and share your own experiences with peers. Not only that, but the cost is free!