Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) celebrated the 10th Anniversary of LeaderShape in Education City this year. The one-week residential program was organized by HBKU Student Life as an EBDA initiative, a leadership program, from May 7 to 12 and open to students from HBKU and its partner universities in Education City.
Forty students were accepted into the program after a rigorous selection process and spent the week in HBKU’s Housing Complex, learning how to live and lead with integrity.
The initiative was part of EBDA, HBKU, and Maersk Oil Qatar’s experience-based leadership development program that seeks to empower future leaders of Qatar. Taking learning outside of a traditional classroom setting, students were taught life skills such as time management, working well in teams, and problem-solving under pressure.
LeaderShape is a program that was originally founded in the USA and is now delivered to campuses across the world. The program was brought to Education City in 2006 and is now the longest-standing international institute that LeaderShape delivers. Over the course of the week, participants explored topics like how to bring a vision to reality and the value of one, the power of all.
Through its innovative academic programs and initiatives such as LeaderShape, HBKU aims to build and cultivate human capacity through offering students an enriching academic experience that extends beyond the classroom.
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