A call to York’s emerging student leaders

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s Emerging Global Leaders Retreat (EGLR), hosted by York International and co-sponsored by the Sheldon M. Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. This year’s EGLR will take place over two days in Collingwood, Ont. The retreat acts as an opportunity to explore key concepts and challenges of leadership in Canadian and international contexts, with a special focus on cross-cultural communication and team building. Students can expect to gain an understanding of the most important concepts in goal setting and success, and reflect on their strengths and areas for growth.

Facilitation is provided by professionals and experts in the fields of business, academia, private sector and government. Some of this year’s presenters include representatives from the World Bank, the Sheldon M. Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership and Tata Consultancy Services.

All full-time undergraduate students are eligible to apply (with the exception of past participants of this program). Fifty students will be accepted to participate based on their application packages, with preference given to second and third year students. Every effort will be made to have fair representation by gender, across country and regional origin, and by academic program.

Participation in EGLR is free to students who are selected to participate. Accommodation and meals are also included.

Applications for the Emerging Global Leaders Retreat are available online by clicking here. The retreat will take place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 &15, 2006. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 18, 2005.

More about the Emerging Global Leaders Retreat

The retreat is a two-day workshop for 50 of York’s most dynamic, energetic and visionary undergraduate students. EGLR is open to all York students, and has been held annually since the 1999-2000 school year. The retreat has been the past recipient of the national award for outstanding program in international education from the Canadian Bureau of International Education. Past presenters have included former Ontario premier Bob Rae, award-winning writer Austin Clarke and Kay McConney, Canadian consul-general of Barbados in Toronto.

York International also organizes EGLR for Ontario high-school students as well as EGLR International, which is presented to local high-school students in other countries, such as Barbados and St. Kitt’s in the Caribbean.

For information on other international opportunities for York students, visit the York International Web site.