Leadership and democratic decision-making was the theme when Internationella Engelska Skolan invited student council representatives from all over the country to its first nation wide leadership conference. More than 70 student council representatives from 35 schools across Sweden attended the conference at IEGS.
The program included workshops on student democracy and leadership, as well as lectures by, among others, Maja Sjögren, Swedish National Student Union, and Anna Sörelius Nordenborg, CEO at IES.
"I think leadership is one of the most versatile and useful skills a person can have. Being able to communicate and organize efficiently is a skill that a person can use no matter where they are in life. The increase of globalization leads to more and more people working together in a field, to make sure that everyone gets a say and all ideas are heard it is important to have good leadership such that we can make use of all the versatile perspectives we have to build a better future", said Guru an IB student at Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet who led one of the workshops.