SILC Academy



Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you that, due to KHDA measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at educational institutions in the UAE, the SILC Student Leadership Conference Dubai 2020 will be postponed to the weekend of November 6th-7th 2020. 

The conference will proceed as planned but just at a later date. Students ages 11-17 can still register for the programme for either one or two days. Registrations are still ongoing and allocated on a first come first served basis, therefore, we believe it is important to register as soon as possible before spots run out. Register here. 

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.

Due to popular demand, this year they are also introducing a series of in-depth workshops on Friday November 6th. These are designed for students wishing to approach subjects more comprehensively and benefit from more personalised learning. No pre-existing knowledge or prior experience is necessary for either day. Both days are open to all students with a completely new programme to last year’s.

Discount for Repton 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.
November 6th: In-depth workshops and games
November 7th: Activity-based leadership conference
The SILC Academy is coming from Switzerland to the Melia Desert Palm in Dubai on November 6th and 7th 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.

November 6th: In-depth workshops of choice
These in-depth workshops are designed for students wishing to approach subjects more comprehensively and benefit from more personalised learning in smaller groups.
Participants attend two workshops of choice over the course of the day; one in the morning, and another in the afternoon. An overview of the workshops that can be selected can be found here

November 7th: Conference with new games, learning outcomes and activities
All students will be divided into teams with whom they will participate in a series of workshops and exciting challenges focused on various leadership topics such as Teamwork, Planning & Optimisation, Goal Setting, Communication Skills, Sustainability and Understanding the needs of others. Rotating through a series of workshops and games, each group will face a fun and educational challenge where they put what they learned into practice, while trying to best the other teams.

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


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.