For the first time ever, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SABIS Student Life Organization® (SLO®) held its annual Student Life Training Conference online! From August 17 to 21, all SLO® Head Prefects and Deputy Head Prefects in SABIS® schools around the world gathered online, eager to learn how to take on their roles for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, whether online or on campus.
Close to 300 participants attended each online session, benefiting from training on a number of important topics for their roles, including how to lead their teams, manage communications, set goals and deadlines, motivate prefects, delegate tasks, and lead and manage meetings. With the uncertainties of return to campus due to the effects of COVID-19, one of the sessions focused on keeping the SLO® Leadership Team proactive in a virtual school environment, to continue supporting their peers remotely while maintaining high morale.
The valuable guidance that the prefects received will help sharpen their skills and empower them to properly adapt to the diverse learning models adopted across the SABIS® Network, whether it’s online, on campus, or both. “It was an unforgettable experience and I’m really happy that I was able to be part of it. I learned a lot of things and skills that I will use to improve the SLO® and, moreover, I will definitely need those skills in my future life,” commented one of the participants.
Known as the beating heart of every SABIS® school, the SLO® is a student-led mini-society that offers everyone involved opportunities for academic, emotional, social, and moral growth. SLO® members are active in their school and their community and lead meaningful initiatives, events, learning sessions, and more. We can confidently say, whether online or on campus, our SLO® prefects are always prepared to make a difference in their school without missing a beat!
If you would like to know more about the SABIS Student Life Organization®, visit sabis.net.