The El Paso Community College Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting the 7th annual Student Leadership Conference which is a two-day event free to students. The conference is designed to inform students and highlight the mechanics of being and becoming a leader here at EPCC and abroad.
The first day of the event will be an interactive session with showcase speakers from the Association for the Promotion Campus Activities (APCA). Day one will also allow for networking and getting motivated for day two’s activities.
The second day will consist of workshops conducted by EPCC staff that will build on aspects of leadership such as leadership styles, communication, assertiveness skills, and appropriate behavior on the internet.
Day two will be education based where participants will visit different classrooms to learn the various aspects.
At the end of the two days, participants do receive a certificate of completion. The two-day leadership event is free to students.
During the event breakfast and lunch will be provided and students don’t have to bring much of anything other than a desire to learn, “We provide everything for the student so they don’t have to bring anything other than a good attitude and a willingness to learn something about leadership”, says Arvis Jones ,director for Student Leadership and Campus Life.
Over the years the Leadership Conference had attendance numbers ranging from 65-100 participants. The Student Government Association hopes to see those numbers increase as this would be an indication of the contribution that students would like to make at El Paso Community College and their community.
The Student Leadership Conference serves as an introduction to a bigger project the SGA has high hopes for and that is the EPCC Leadership Academy.
The EPCC Leadership Academy is designed to educate students on leadership skills and the full range of operations here at EPCC. This is a one-year program that begins January 2019.