Florida International Leadership Conference
FILC 2018, February 2-4
This conference is designed for international and study abroad students who are interested in global leadership. During the conference, participants advance their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. This is a great opportunity to learn from one another, to share educational experience, and to promote global education. FAU International Services office coordinates pre- and post-FILC sessions for students selected to participate in FILC. If you are a candidate for the Certified Student Leader Global Program these sessions are part of your Tier 1 requirements.
FILC Participants Information Deadline to apply: December 22, 2017
Pre-FILC Session, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 3:30-5 p.m.
Pre-FILC session informs students about the mission, goals, and organizational part of the conference (suggested packing list, participant agreement, etc.). In this session, students also learn about the IS goals, mission, and the pre-post-FILC programs/opportunities (public presentations, academic/cultural programming, and other available resources for development of leadership skills)
Camp Winona, DeLeon Springs, Florida
Post-FILC Session, February 13, 2018 - 3:30-5 p.m.
After completing the FILC training, student-leaders participate in the post-FILC session, where they share their feedback on conference experience, expressing their success stories, challenges, suggestions, and innovative ideas. This session is also a collaborative work between IS and the LEAD & Service-Learning that facilitates brainstorming activities for innovative international projects. After the post-FILC session, student-leaders submit a one-two page double spaced International Project (IP) proposal, developing new or existing IS program(s). The purpose of this exercise is to help student-leaders to advance their leadership creativity. Each trained leader has an opportunity to lead one scheduled IS event; there are also some opportunities for group projects/presentations. The key statement of the pre-and post-FILC sessions: experiment, innovate, and try alternative strategies to advance your leadership skills, promoting global education and cultural exchange.