Leaders aren’t born, says Simon du Toit — they’re made.
Program co-ordinator for leadership development in the student success centre, he has put together a webpage highlighting campus opportunities for students to exercise their leadership muscles.
“Leadership skills progress through development — you participate in conferences, team-building exercises, and shared experiences,” du Toit says. “Getting involved builds capacity for further personal growth.”
His page already lists hundreds of positions, both paid and volunteer, representing collaboration with the University Senate, the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, and other campus offices.
But, du Toit notes, it’s a work in progress.
“I want to invite anyone who is offering a student leadership position to let me know the details and send a web link so we can list their opportunity, bringing it to the attention of students who may lend their talents to the cause,” he says.