Next Gen Summit Equips Students to Lead Well
King’s Year 11 and 12 students, along with Year 9 Captains from Reedy Creek and Pimpama campus, spent the first day of Term 2 being inspired by influential leaders during the NEXT GEN Global Leadership Summit (GLS) held in the Auditorium.
The College's mission has always focussed on ‘Educating students in Christian leadership for tomorrow's generation’ and this powerful conference was an intentional investment into this mission, as it equipped senior students with more tools for successful Christian leadership throughout their generation.
NEXT GEN GLS is run by the Global Leadership Network Australia as an adaptation to the renowned Global Leadership Summit and was created to increase the capacity of emerging young leaders. King’s 350 influencers in attendance enjoyed engaging live sessions and pre-recorded messages from world-class speakers, including Jia Jiang who spoke on becoming Rejection Proof and how he purposefully set out to experience rejection to gain courage; Vanessa Van Edwards opened student’s minds to the Science of Leadership; Krish Kandiah spoke on VIP Leadership; Liz Bohannon delved into ‘Beginners Pluck,’ and Bear Grylls ended with a memorable message entitled ‘Soul Food.’
The impact of this year’s NEXT GEN GLS experience on King’s senior leaders will undoubtedly help shape our College culture well into the future, as students continue to put their leadership skills to the test throughout their areas of influence.