The Halton Youth Leadership Symposium is an annual conference organized by the Student Senate and focuses on elementary to high school transitions as well as high school to postsecondary.
Students learn essential skills for success in school as well as leadership skills. They participate in workshops and panels. Keynote speakers talked about transitions and students had the opportunity to be part of the consultation creating a student voice report which is a resource for the Board for future education.
Halton Youth Leadership Symposium Conference Agenda
The 16th annual Halton Youth Leadership Symposium took place on Friday May 19th, 2017 at Sheridan College in Oakville. For the first time since its establishment, the conference was exclusively for elementary (grade 7 and 8) students. Conference attendees had the opportunity to learn skills from successful leaders and engage in meaningful conversations with like-minded youth. The day was packed with workshops, panels, keynote speakers, and networking breaks.
The agenda for the conference is below. The conference is free of charge, and this year, it ran from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Conference attendees were responsible for their transportation to and from the event. Lunch was provided.
Friday, May 19th, 2017
7:30-8:00 am: Registration
8:00-8:30 am: Opening remarks and icebreakers -- Zeus Eden
8:30-9:15 am: Keynote -- TBA
9:15-9:30 am: Networking break
9:30-9:40 am: Travel time to rooms
9:40-11:00 am: Workshop 1 -- Student Senate leaders
11:10-11:45 am: What is Student Senate? -- Dasha Metropolitansky and Zaid Haj Ali
11:45-12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30-12:35 pm: Travel time
12:35-1:15 pm: Student voice discussions
1:15-1:20 pm: Travel time
1:20-2:30 pm: Workshop 2 -- Student Senate leaders
2:30-3:15 pm: Keynote -- Stuart Miller, Director of Education HDSB
3:15-3:30 pm: Closing remarks and dismissal -- Dasha Metropolitansky and Zaid Haj Ali
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