The third Student Governing Council was treated to a three day capacity building workshop at the Abbey Resort in Nakuru. The workshop which was organized by the office of the Dean of Students, was aimed at enhancing bonding between the newly elected SGC officials and the University Management.
The workshop was officially opened by the University Vice-Chancellor, Prof.W. K. Kipngeno, who congratulated the students for holdng peaceful elections and the elected officials for conducting sober campaigns.
The Vice-Chancellor shared five key elements to help the students' leaders in their management roles. These are:
- Trust among team members
- Prepare to engage in debate around ideas
- Learn to commit to decisions and plans of action
- Hold one another accountable
- Focus on achieving collective results.
The Vice-Chancellor (A&SA), Prof. Elijah Omwenga took the student leaders through the following areas:
- Key Characteristics of TRue, Real or Effective Leadership
- Acquired Abilities of Effective Student Leaders
- Towards Effective Leadership: Listening & Communicating
- Towards Effective Leadership: Learning
- Towards Effective Leadership: Inspiring
Prof. Omwenga also urged the SGC to be patriotic and to market the University in good light. He emphasized that the student leaders need to be members with high moral values.
The Vice-Chancellor incharge of Administration and Finance, Prof. Eric Koech, on his part highlighted the University's development plan for the last three years. He urged the SGC members to make use of the availablr resources and enhance service delivery in the University.
Also present were the Deputy Registrar, A&SA, the acting Dean of Students, the University Chaplain, Director of Gender, among others.