SILC Student Leadership Conference Greenwood College – 2019

Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you about a student leadership opportunity coming to Dubai on March the 23rd 2019, organised by the Swiss Leadership Academy who have been running outstanding student leadership workshops at top schools in the UAE and around the world for the last 11 years. They are now coming to Dubai to organise a high-impact and fun-filled event bringing together students aged 12 to 17.

Discount for Greenwood International School students
As a school supporting the development of leadership skills, we negotiated an exclusive discount for the first 30 students who register for this event.

The Leadership Conference on March 23rd 2019
The Swiss Leadership Academy is coming from Switzerland to the Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach Resort in Dubai on Saturday March 23rd 2019 for a unique and fun-filled one-day leadership event. 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 what they would like to improve in their daily lives.

A unique learning experience
The conference is based on a proven format developed by SILC Academy working with schools around the world and is led by their senior trainers. Welcoming guest speakers emerging industries, it is an enriching and fun opportunity to learn and enhance valuable leadership skills through interactive games and activities during which students learn a variety of practical skills. All students finish the conference with a personal action plan identifying the skills they would like to improve and describe how to accomplish their goals based on their experiences during the conference. Each student will also receive a certificate of participation.

Full day and well-catered conference
The SILC Student Leadership Conference is a full day event taking place on March 23rd 2019 at the Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach Resort. The main programme is from 10:00 to 18:00, with the optional evening programme continuing until 20:00. Held at the Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach Resort, and with full catering -adapted to all diets- included, students will want for nothing on this fun day!

Unique Leadership Games and Inspiring Guests
Guest speakers include 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 all share valuable life lessons and leadership experiences. Students will have the chance to meet and interact with the guests during several games, the final leadership challenge and a professional movie production.

Parents are welcome before and after the event
The main programme is from 10:00-18:00 and as a complimentary option, parents can choose to visit the dedicated parent and student cafe, open between 09:00-10:00 and 18:00-20:00 which is a space for parents and students to socialise, get refreshments, chat with SILC Academy trainers, join a scheduled talk with the SILC Academy Director and meet event 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 school to follow up on the Personal Action Plans students work on at the event. As a school partner, they are offering this to our students at no additional cost above a certain number of students attending from our school.

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. For more detailed information on the conference and registration please email or check the website:


  • Date: March 23rd 2019
  • Times: 10:00-18:00, fully catered event, optional evening programme until 20:00
  • Parent & student cafe:  open between 09:00-10:00 and 18:30-20:00
  • Venue: Four Seasons, Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai

  • Fee: 920 AED including discount
and free follow up training back at school
  • Discount code: GREENWDUBAI2019A
  • Contact:

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  • Website:

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

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

The Programme

Arrival between 9:00-9:30
09:00-10:00: Parent and student café open
All parents and students welcome
09:30: Presentation for parents about the programme and learning outcomes
09:50: Doors closing: all students should have arrived!

Start Day Programme 09:50
10:00: Grand opening with Dubai Drums and SILC Director
10:20: Students interview expert panel: Joy Aljouny Forbes businesswoman of the year and Ayesh Albarguthi, chairman of the Emirates Investment Centre
10:40: Kickstart of the SILC Leadership Games
Team games, each related to specific learning outcomes, followed by an evaluation, all under guidance of the trainers. Games include the Pyramid Challenge on evaluation and planning, The Marshmallow Challenge on goals, The Interview Game on communication skills, the Hidden Gem at the beach on time management and priorities and the Dubai Drums workshop on connection and collaboration. Teams rotate between the activities and compete based on results, learning and self-evaluation.
13:00: Lunch; food stations, entertainment
14:00: Continuation of games, evaluations and learning
17:00: Recap and Personal Action Plans
17:30: Music and dance performance by Melodica students
17:40: Students interview expert panel: Houriya Taheri the first Arab female coach of the national football team and a second surprise guest.
18:00: Prize giving and certificates

18:00: End of day programme: Pick up and departures if no evening programme is booked
Optional evening programme to be booked separately. Book here when not booked yet
18:00-18:15 Pick up and departures if no evening programme is booked
18:00-20:00: Parent and student café open:
Parents are welcome to meet the team, enjoy some refreshments and pick up their children if they are not attending the evening programme.

Optional Evening Programme
To be booked separately. Book here when not booked yet
18:00-20:00 Optional Evening programme
Food stations, DJ, Final leadership challenge as one big team at the outside area involving water balloons

20:00 End of Evening programme
20:00-20:15 Pick up and departures when evening programme is booked



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