The "Star Leaders" program began yesterday at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in cooperation with the Continuing Education Center, in partnership with the University of Turku in Finland, and with the participation of the Saudi Water Academy, Al-Ber Charity Association in the Eastern Province, and Charitable Society for Orphans Care in the Eastern Province (Benaa). The program aims to develop the skills of promising young leaders of the 122 secondary school students, in addition to developing their personal abilities, refining their leadership skills, and preparing them for the future in a way that contributes to building the nation and its renaissance, by completing 52 hours of actual training on a number of leadership competencies, which include: learning and reasoning, self-awareness and personal behavior, communication and dealing with others.

Dr. Mohammed Saleh Alkathiri, Dean of Academic Development and General Supervisor of the Star Leaders Program, stressed that the program is performance-based and focuses on the application of skills by male and female students in different real-life situations, through various activities that include 10 topics (one workshop every day) from 08:30 am until 03:00 pm.  The most prominent topics addressed by the program are Fundamentals of leadership, team building, presentation skills, critical thinking and brainstorming, solving future problems in creative ways, and others.

Dr. Alkathiri added that the program will grant participants a "certificate of achievement" from Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University and approved by the University of Turku in Finland, and an "achievement file" that reflects the participant's skills and development and a reference for them even after the end of the program, in addition to the "Star Leaders" badge.

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Published on: 12 July 2023
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