Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning

Chairperson - Vancouver Island Leadership Conference


Led the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference, coordinated event planning, managed a student team, and executed a successful leadership summit. Enhanced leadership, project management, and team-building skills.

Position Overview

As the Chairperson for the Vancouver Island Leadership Conference, the individual is responsible for leading and overseeing the entire conference. This includes coordinating the event planning process, from conceptualization to execution. The Chairperson manages a team of students, delegating tasks and ensuring that each team member is contributing effectively to the planning and running of the conference. The role requires strong leadership qualities, as the Chairperson sets the tone for the event and motivates the team to achieve their goals. Project management skills are essential, as the Chairperson must keep the event on schedule and within budget, while also handling any issues that arise. Additionally, the Chairperson is expected to foster an environment of team-building, ensuring that the team works cohesively and learns from the experience. The successful execution of the leadership summit is a testament to the Chairperson's ability to bring together diverse elements into a coherent and impactful event. This role not only enhances the Chairperson's leadership and project management skills but also provides valuable experience in team-building and event coordination.

Position Requirements

  • Proven experience in event planning and coordination,
  • Strong leadership and team management skills,
  • Excellent project management abilities,
  • Proficiency in event management software (e.g., Eventbrite, Cvent),
  • Experience with budget management and financial oversight,
  • Ability to engage and network with local community and business leaders,
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Knowledge of marketing and promotion strategies for events,
  • Experience in managing volunteers or student teams,
  • Ability to work collaboratively with co-curricular departments and external partners,
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills,
  • Familiarity with the local community and its business networks,
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Graduate Attributes Associated

  • Technological Literacy
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Capacity to Engage in Respectful Relationships
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Local Knowledge in a Global Context

Sign Up Directions

Contact Telanie Moolman at for more information.