Youth Leadership Conference

Earlier this term, Haileybury hosted its first Youth Leadership Conference at the City campus.

Students from other schools joined with Haileybury students to engage in a series of workshops designed to promote leadership, organisation and team work.

The activities encouraged students to build their time management skills, working out how much time they have each week to dedicate to study, personal and ‘spare’ time. It was then up to the students to decide when and how that ‘spare’ time can be used for good.

Another activity asked these student leaders to prioritise the top three projects school leaders should work on to best serve their peers and school communities.

Haileybury welcomed back several past students to share their experiences and tips with the young leaders. The presentations focused on how they got to where they are and what kind of practices they use to stay organized and motivated, as well as how they have become leaders in their careers.

Ben Sze (OH 2002) holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a co-founder and co-Managing Director of Edrolo, an online education technology company founded in 2011 that builds learning resources for students and useful tools for teachers.

Ailsa Wallace (OH 2011) is a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), a commercial law firm headquartered in Hong Kong. Ailsa is also KWM community engagement representative for SANE Australia, a national mental health charity, working to support four million Australian’s affected by complex mental illness. Ailsa holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University.

Sahil Shekhar (OH 2007) went on to Harvard University where he studied a Masters in Public Administration after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. Sahil is a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he works with public sector clients (particularly in education, employment and disability care). He also works with a broad range of investors and companies on strategic and performance improvement topics.

A big thank you goes to to Ben, Ailsa and Sahil for spending time with our students and share their real world experiences.

Thank you also to the staff and students who made Haileybury’s first Youth Leadership Conference a success!