Friday, April 30, 2010

Leadership Retreat group vows to "transform student life at Douglas" next year!

By Jeremy Franchuk, Communications & Marketing Office

Twenty-seven student leaders, along with 30 student ambassadors and the staff from the Office of New Students, have pledged to make this year the most exciting year ever at Douglas College.

The group, representing most departments on campus, made their pledge after taking part in the first annual Campus Life Student Leadership Retreat at Zajac Ranch this past weekend.

Students arrived at the ranch on Friday afternoon not knowing what to expect, or who their fellow participants were. For 48 hours, the Centre for Campus Life staff, along with two guest speakers, took students on a series of experiential learning activities and workshops that as one student put it 'has given me skills and confidence that I will use for the rest of my life.'

Friday and Saturday sessions focused on teamwork, self-assessments and values, trust, communication, reflective leadership, conflict resolution and problem solving, among others.

On Sunday, the Campus Life Leaders teamed up with the Student Ambassador group to change the face of campus life at Douglas. The ideas and plans....amazing!

Want to get involved in this exciting and dynamic group? Contact Scott at the Centre for Campus life at To see more photos and find out more, check out the Douglas College Leadership Retreat 2010 Facebook Group.