Soong Jia Min
I have been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to be selected as a leader for the 9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium. It was a transformative experience.
As a leader, part of my task was to welcome delegates – over a thousand of them from all over the world. To say that I was excited would truly be an understatement. I learned more about other cultures and had deep meaningful conversations, while celebrating our shared desire to move the world a little more in the right direction.
The delegates I met inspired me endlessly with their work did back home with communities of refugees, orphans and so many more. It got to the point where, though I was tasked to be a CIO or Chief Inspiring Officer, I was quickly convinced that everyone here was a CIO! Such was the magnetic passion of the delegates that this international mega conference gathered.
I was also deeply impacted by the speakers were practical about what was needed in the world and particularly communities. I was touched by their courage, wisdom and experience. There is just so much to do for the world if we are willing.
Last but not least, being a leader was instructive as it allowed me get a glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes at a large scale event. Furthermore, it was a privilege to receive specialised training and work with fellow selected leaders on important tasks like coordinating and planning community outreach programmes. I have come out of this experience a better person and a better leader.
Soong Jia Min
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