The Center for Student Success Organizes Leadership Training for Student Club Leaders2 min read
YEREVAN, Armenia – The Center for Student Success organized a training session on February 13th for AUA undergraduate student club leaders. The initial goal of the leadership training was to acquaint student club leaders with the basics of leadership to help them achieve the goals of student clubs and act more effectively as student club leaders.
The half-day training session included a number of presentations and activities to support student club leaders to develop new strategies aimed to improve their student club activity experience. In addition, the students had the opportunity to share their various club-related concerns with Garine Palandjian, manager of the Center for Student Success.
At the end of the session, the participants also shared some key thoughts to guide them in the future, as well as what they have learned and an action step to take. Among these were ideas like “Effective leadership is all about setting the right goals,” “I’d like to share my experiences today with the members of my club,” “Trust and honesty lead to success,” “I’ll practice all the things I learned starting from today,” “A key point is to be confident and honest with club members,” “A leader should be a role model,” “We are capable of more than what we think we are,” and “Love what you do, so others will be inspired.”
“This kind of training is an opportunity to enrich the skills and knowledge of student club leaders, thus ensuring a better understanding of the AUA community and the culture of teamwork. I think that, as a result of this training, the club leaders will feel more comfortable in leading and managing student clubs. They will start cultivating and developing leadership qualities in themselves more effectively. The training may also be helpful in creating a friendly atmosphere of cooperation between different clubs which will result in possible joint projects,” Nazeny Hovakimian, coordinator of Student Services, stated.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides US-style education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.