Fun is the key…
On the 12th-14th September weekend, 40 young adults attended Melbourne’s 3rd Annual Leadership Development Weekend held at Camp Manyung in Mt Eliza, Victoria; a beautiful beach side recreational camp retreat site with an abundance of facilities.
The program, entitled “Authentic Personal Leadership” was facilitated by the renowned Dr. Sarjit Sidhu, the Managing Director/ Principal Consultant of Quantum Achievers Academy (Malaysia). He is a dynamic and interactive trainer & speaker, having conducted courses all over Asia in the corporate sphere.
The Authentic Personal Leadership Program run by Dr. Sarjit drew on the latest research in positive psychology and is based on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, which were also integrated with the 5 Precepts of Sikhi – Kirat Karni, Naam Japna, Vand Kay Shakna, Sewa & Simran.
This was the 3rd SYA leadership weekend held in Melbourne and for the first time it was a fully residential program. “This is a unique program for young Sikhs in Australia aged 18 and above” noted Sarbjoth Kaur, SYA Melbourne Coordinator “Such events really inspire youths to develop personal and professional leadership skills, meet high profile Sikhs from around the world and network amongst themselves.”
Here is what a participant had to say:
“The Leadership Weekend was an exciting and empowering learning experience. Meeting a number of enthusiastic and passionate attendees sharing similar goals was a great start to the weekend. The variety of indoor and outdoor activities enabled me to understand what authentic leadership is all about. Some key factors being: knowing your authentic self, listening, and above all appreciating. Encouraging discussion of the history of Sikhism and participating in Paath, kirtan and simran made this weekend complete. I recommend this leadership development program to others for its fun and valuable learning experience.”
SYA would like to sincerely thank all the sewadars, facilitators, participants and supporters who made this year’s Melbourne Leadership Development Program possible. With Waheguru’s Grace we hope this sewa continues to empower and uplift future generations of proud Sikh youth in Australia.