22 Nov Stepping Stones
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
Stepping Stones is a project initiated by the Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Management & Finance, with the objective of providing an opportunity for the youth to reveal the leader existing within themselves. It was held on the 31st October of 2018 at Royal Skills Center from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 pm. This was a project for the year 2018/19 under the Professional Development avenue.
The event was conducted by Miss Bernadine Jayasinghe who is a professional trainer and news anchor for MTV/MBC channels Pvt. Ltd. She was the ideal person to train us step by step, using practical and amazing methods that aroused our curiosity to go further and grab ourselves to be unique leaders.
From the beginning it was an interactive session, that kept our consistent attention to what Ms. Bernadine said. It was emphasized that a leader has to be quick and sensible to react, should be more concerned about equality when treating people or subordinates, enhance equity and equality among every individual and should consistently take measures to develop communication skills, strategic thinking skills, along with the skill of managing people.
Ms. Bernadine also raised questions at participants and provided them with opportunities to speak and take part in some fun games during the session. She provided them with a balloon and needle each and requested them to entertain themselves by singing and dancing.
We were observed and used as examples in bringing out the characteristics that a leader should have. When one of the participants was constantly asking questions, she pointed out that questioning as to what is right and wrong is a strategy a leader should adapt. Always when asked to volunteer, one person was readily responding to it, then she said taking the first step is an obvious characteristic of a leader.