Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning

Chairperson - Vancouver Island Leadership Conference


The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference Chairperson serves as the event champion, overseeing development and implementation of the conference.   This position recruits, motivates and leads the student committee.  They oversee and assist the Organizing Team with their varying roles.

Position Requirements

The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference (VILC) is sponsored through the Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning.  VILC hosts over 10 annual student-led, non-profit conferences.  These conferences connect students with a passion for leadership and engage local community business networks.

It is the mission of the conference to provide students with the best tools to not only build a better community through leadership, but also empower diverse thinking in the ever-changing world.

Responsibilities of the Chair are to serve as the event champion for the event, overseeing the event from start to finish. 

Chair duties:

  • Recruit, motivate and lead a committee
  • Lead the planning of the event
  • Liaise in obtaining sponsorships
  • Recruitment of attendees
  • Oversee and assist the Organizing Team with their varying roles
  • Approve all marketing materials, social media plans, publications and all purchases as per approved budget.
  • Lead all Organizing Team meetings
  • Make sure timelines and milestones are adhered to
  • Provide resources as needed

Areas of focus;

  • Work with the Finance & Registration Coordinator and Logistics Coordinator to plan, implement and execute all areas of function within those portfolios
  • Ensure that all post event surveys, reports and meetings are completed and all documentation is submitted to the appropriate departments.

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in oral communication, disciplinary expertise, creative thinking, capacity to engage in respectful relationships, foundations for lifelong learning.

Sign Up Directions

Contact Omar Karim, Coordinator, Co-Curricular Engagement at for more information.