‘Share your Story BU’ submission by Bekki Richardson
By far, one of the most engaging and empowering experiences I have had the pleasure of participating in this year at Brock, was the Student Leadership Summit that happened on November 10th, 2012.
From the beginning of the day until the end, I was fully immersed in learning about leadership skills, how to interact with others/network, but probably the most important is I learned about myself. The main message that I took away from the Summit was that I do have the power to make positive change within my community and my world. I felt this way not only because of the empowering messages sent from the keynote speakers, or from the sessions, but from the energy from the people around me.
It was a great thing to see so many people coming to one place, celebrating leadership, and wanting to make a difference. That is really all it takes: a moment, a word or a shared story to spark or ignite in each of us to want to create that positive change. We are in a great place at Brock. As leaders, we are doing things we love, we want to share with the rest of the community. The leadership summit was an amazing experience for the light to become ignited within all of us. All I can do now is spread the word, spread the passion, and keep my portion of the spark lit.