SILC Academy



Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you that the Swiss International Leadership Camp & Academy is returning to Dubai with a brand new 1 or 2 day fun-filled programme including surprising workshops, team games and challenges that are ideal for both new students and students who attended the conference last year. Last year the conference was attended by over 40 GEMS students and over 220 students from schools in the UAE.

New programme and activities for new and returning students
Building on the success of last year’s conference in Dubai they are bringing an entirely new programme that can be joined for one or both days and which is suitable for both new students and students who did the conference last year and who are between the ages of 11 and 17.

Discount for GEMS students
As a school supporting the development of leadership skills, we have negotiated an exclusive discount for the first 30 students who register for this event as well as a free post-conference follow up training back at our school in the months following the conference.

Choose to join one or two days.
March 20th: In-depth workshops and games
March 21st: Activity-based leadership conference
The SILC Academy is coming from Switzerland to the Melia Desert Palm in Dubai on March 20th and 21st 2020 for a unique and fun-filled one or two-day leadership event. The conference is based on a proven format developed by SILC Academy working with schools around the world. It is led by their senior trainers and includes a panel of industry-leading and innovative guest speakers.

By learning and enhancing valuable leadership skills through interactive games and activities, students improve on goal setting, time management, communication, evaluation, and other important skills. All students finish the conference with a certificate of participation as well as a Personal Action Plan identifying how to accomplish their goals and opportunities for growth in their daily lives.

Choose to join 1 or 2 days:
March 20th: In-depth workshops of choice
March 21st: Conference
You can view the programme and video here.

Parents are welcome before and after the event
Parents and students are invited to visit the dedicated parent and student cafe, open between 08:30-09:45, which is a space for participants to socialise, get refreshments, chat with SILC Academy trainers, join a scheduled talk with the SILC Academy Director and meet event and university partners.

Post-conference follow-up
The SILC leadership training team will come to our school one or two months post-conference for a bespoke training at our school to follow-up on the Personal Action Plans students produce at the event. As a school partner, they are offering this to our students based upon a minimum number of registrations.

Unique Leadership Games and Inspiring Guests
Besides all the exciting leadership games and challenges we will welcome inspiring guests. Guest speakers in 2019 included the Forbes Business Woman of the year, the Chairman of the Emirates Investment Centre, and the first Arab female coach of the national football team who share valuable life lessons and leadership experiences with our young leaders. Students will have the chance to meet and interact with the guests during throughout the event.

Registration and discount
The exclusive discount is limited to 30 students and discounts are on a first come first served basis and limited to the first 30 students who register.


  • Dates: choose to join 1 or 2 days: March 20th and / or 21st 2020
  • Times: 10:00-18:00, fully catered event
  • Programme: click here
  • Optional and complementary parent & student cafe: open between 08:30-09:45
  • Venue: Melia Desert Palm, Dubai
  • Fee: 920 AED for one day or 1400 AED for both days. Includes follow-up workshop at school
  • Discount code: GEMSFIRSTPOINT20201
  • Registration: click here
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  • More information and programme:

Please note: the school does not make any profit from this, as it is being offered by The Swiss International Leadership Camp & Academy.

For any further information about the programme please contact SILC Academy directly at


Register today to join for 1 or 2 days of the Dubai 2020 conference.