The Eastern Canadian Leadership Retreat is an annual leadership development conference. Each CABS member school from Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada send executive board members from their business student government to the event. ECLR gives these delegates the opportunity to develop planning, implementation, and management skills that will improve their ability to perform as student leaders. The event focuses on break-out sessions led by knowledgeable professionals that have experience in certain areas. In past session leaders have been former student leaders turned successful professionals, or even industry experts with years of experience. These sessions aim to tackle issues that face business student leaders in the upcoming academic year.
ECLR’s smaller, intimate focus sets it apart from the large annual conferences such as Roundtable and the National Business School Conference. The focus of ECLR is to introduce executive members from different schools to one another, while working on personal and professional development. ECLR is also a forum which allows schools to plan inter-school events for the upcoming year. This year, Wilfrid Laurier University hosted the retreat on June 14th to June 16th.
Student leaders share thoughts and ideas at ECLR 2013
The Canadian Association of Business Students
Vice President, Conferences East
Brandon Van Dam
Phone: (519)505 6678
Phone: (519)807 8842
2011: Hosted by Dalhousie University