International Student Leaders Forum 2020 – Creating connections that count – leadership in the new normal.
How do you build personal and professional connections in an online world? In the midst of a global pandemic, the 2020 International Student Leaders Forum will explore how students can lead and connect in the ‘new normal’.
From online networking and student advocacy, to career skills development and leading virtual teams this year’s event is an opportunity to connect with other students across Queensland and gain professional development. In 2020, the forum is 100% online and will be held over two half days on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 October.
All students over the age of 18 across Queensland are invited to attend. The event program and student registration form is available here.
In addition, IET industry members can also register as an Industry Observer here. This is an opportunity to gain student insights and hear the range of speakers presenting over the two days.
Sam Johnson – ISLF Keynote speaker
Sam Johnson is one of New Zealand’s most inspiring young citizens. His relentless energy to mobilise people around ideas has an ability to create movements that matter. Farm boy turned social entrepreneur, Sam’s work is on the leading edge of using the collective to overcome the bureaucratic – shifting our belief system about what is possible when teams, organisations and communities authentically connect and build empathy.
Sam became a household name in New Zealand when he started what has become New Zealand’s largest volunteer movement—the internationally acclaimed Student Volunteer Army. What started as a small social media page after the devastating Christchurch earthquakes has been mirrored across the globe as a movement for impact, not an organisation for ego.
Sam is an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Education and Leadership at the University of Canterbury, #17 on the Readers Digest Most Trusted New Zealanders list, a member of the Ministry of Youth Development Partnership board, Westpac Sustainability Advisory Board and current Secretary of the International Association for Volunteer Effort.