Kiirtara shaking hands with Minister of Higher Education, YB Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh at the launch of the Leadership Seminar in HELP CAT.

HELP College of Arts and Technology played host to 450 student leaders from various private colleges and universities from around the Klang Valley at an annual Student Leadership Seminar organized by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Student Representative Councils from HELP University, HELP Academy and HELP CAT participated in the planning and organization of the  annual event.

YB Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, the Minister of Higher Education, who officiated the launch of the Leadership Seminar said the annual leadership seminar is an important event for the Ministry of Higher Education as it gives student leaders from various private institutions and public universities the opportunity to network with each other and improve their leaderships skills through this two day seminar.

“The reason why student leadership is important to our nation is because the student leaders will become the future leaders of our nation. It is therefore important to engage with them to help them nurture their leadership skills and to cultivate good leadership habits. ….” said Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh.

During his keynote address titled “Priorities of Leaders. How do you find the right balance in life”, the Minister of Higher Education shared with the student leaders the many challenges he faced during his years at university but he persevered and eventually achieved his goals.

Datuk Dr Paul Chan, Vice-Chancellor of HELP University said during his speech that many aspire to be leaders but ethical and moral values were important and HELP’s five values were pride of achievement, sharing success, the courage to be, to be compassionate and to be significant.

Kiirtaara Aravindhan, HELP University Student Representative Council President said they were honoured to have organized and hosted this year’s Student Leadership Seminar as it gave them the opportunity to acquire event management skills and also to put into practice their leadership skills.

She also thanked her team comprised of other student committee members who assisted in the various aspects of organization of the event.

Among the speakers for the two day leadership forum,  Danial Abdul Rahman, currently the Press Secretary to Malaysia’s Minister of Higher Education with the topic, “Leadership Uncensored: What is it really like to be a leader?”

Another speaker, Soon We Ee, who spoke on “Pathway to Leadership: Entrepreneur Leadership” holds the CEO position at Art Printing Works (APW) a creative industrial space in Bangsar and his belief that the preservation of Malaysian heritage is crucial and this message was carried during his presentation.

There were other speakers representing Leaderonomics, ASLI Foundation and also from the Malaysian Global Innovation Inniovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC).