STC Students Attend Leadership Conference
December 9, 2013 - Thirteen students representing four organizations at Southeastern Technical College traveled to Atlanta to attend the Georgia Fall Leadership Conference from Nov. 22 to 24.
Organized by the Technical College System of Georgia, the conference was held at the Renaissance Waverly and invited members of technical college student organizations to learn and network through a series of presentations and discussions.
“This conference allows TCSG students from across the state to come together and learn to be better leaders for their technical colleges and communities,” said Lance Helms, STC’s director of career services. “The conference equips them with the skills needed to be a positive and motivated leader within their club or organization.”
The three-day event included addresses on how to improve oneself in specific leadership positions, effective teambuilding and decision-making strategies and lessons in navigating important business environments.
“The students really enjoyed the session about dining etiquette, which taught them how to properly conduct themselves at business dinners and lunch or dinner interviews,” said Krysta Rushing, an advisor to STC’s Student Leadership Council (SLC). “There was also a session on competitive speaking, and now some of our students are looking forward to competing in that area at SLC’s winter conference.”
Accompanied by six advisors, the STC students—representing the SLC, Skills USA, Phi Beta Lambda and the International Association of Administrative Professionals—participated in the array of educational discussions during the day and took part in some of the conference’s after-hours activities, including a dance party, a walk benefitting the March of Dimes and bingo games that donated to Relay for Life.
“The students take away life lessons and leadership skills to which they can use for the rest of their lives, both professional and personal,” said Helms. “It shows them how to be productive members of society and leaders within their communities.”
For more information on student activities at Southeastern Tech, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.