IPSL @ College of Mount Saint Vincent student, Karen V, conducted Advocacy Research during her recent study abroad/service-learning program in Hanoi, Vietnam. Karen facilitated a training of local university students to be Peer Leaders. In the peer leader training, she discussed with the students how to be a valuable leader, have effective communication, resolve conflict, build influence, increase productivity and decision-making skills. Karen learned about all of these topics while working as a peer leader and a orientation coordinator for TRIO Student Support Services at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
While there, Karen facilitated three workshops that she was trained in during her time in TRIO. These workshops are in the topics of career aspirations and leadership, family and cultural pressures, as well as identity. This was brand new material for most - if not all - of the students and Karen has certainly brought Peer Leadership Training to IPSL's partners in Vietnam! Thank you, Karen! This is SERVICE IN ACTION!
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