Preparing the leaders of tomorrow at Activities Training Conference

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Here’s a date for your diary! We’re holding our first EVER Activities Training Conference at De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) on Wednesday 24 May.

The conference is for the newly elected committee members of societies, sports clubs, Demon Media and volunteering groups as well as any keen De Montfort University (DMU) volunteers looking to improve their skills.

We’ll cover everything from how to look after your group’s finances, to using social media and beyond – both with the Activities team and with experts from DSU, the university and elsewhere.

The conference is expanded from last year's Societies Training Conference, and brought forward to May based on feedback from students who said they wanted to be trained in time for the summer break.


Activities Training Conference is completely FREE, but you’ll need to sign up first. You can sign up here.


Sessions at the conference will cover a wide-ranging number of topics, designed for each individual committee position.

The speakers and workshops are concentrated on developing your skills as successful leaders, and are designed to focus around groups that are similar to yours and your new committee.

We’ll also teach you all the skills you’ll need in your new role, and tell you about all the extra skills and benefits you’ll get.

Oh, and you can log your hours spent at the conference to put on your HEAR Report at the end of the year!

Ahtesham Mahmood, VP Student Activities at DSU, said: “Activities Training Conference is all about working with you to make your student group the best it can be under your leadership.

“The conference will be bursting at the seams with a variety of sessions and there are certainly a few sessions that have caught my eye – so I can’t wait to see as many of next year’s leaders as possible there.”

“And I want you all there nice and early, so there’s no chance of you missing my opening plenary!”

More details and a full agenda will be sent out closer to the time, so keep your eyes peeled and make sure you’ve signed up here!

Activities Training Conference is being held in May based on feedback from students who said they wanted to be trained in time for the summer break.



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