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Carpe Diem 2017: Who is your neighbour?

May 26, 2017

King’s University College at Western University is pleased to announce the  13th Annual Catholic Student Leadership Conference on Friday, May 26, 2017  at King’s. Our objective is to offer students with either demonstrated or potential leadership skills, the opportunity to develop and strengthen Catholic Student Leadership in our schools and communities through interaction with other student leaders as well as inspirational and informative workshops.  If you are travelling from a distance, we would like to extend the invitation for you and your students to arrive the night prior to stay in our residence complementary of King’s with dinner and breakfast included.

We invite you to encourage students whom you and your colleagues feel would both contribute to and learn from this experience. Ideally, we would like to host approximately 20-30 students in grades 10 - 12 from your school: we are interested in participants who are active in your faith community or who have the potential to become involved, regardless of gender, grades, or post-secondary plans.  The overarching theme of the conference is  “Carpe Diem” which reflects our desire to encourage students to “seize” every opportunity to further develop their leadership skills and to try each and every day to be mindful of their faith and gifts.  This year's theme is "Who is your Neighbour?" which will allow students the opportunity to explore the political, emotional and spiritual side of this question at a time when it seems most necessary in our society, engaging in workshops and keynote speakers.

The success of the day surrounds the identification and involvement of your student leaders. We ask for your help and support of our efforts. Your nomination of students is so important to us!    Registration for the conference is free and includes refreshments, snacks and a BBQ lunch.  In lieu of a registration fee, we are asking, where possible, to please bring a donated canned good. At the end of the conference, we will drop the student donations off at the London Food Bank.