European Student Leadership Conference

Each year, Global Brigades hosts a European leadership conference for student leaders to share best practices, meet with staff to discuss programs and gather with other passionate leaders.

October 12th, 2019 | London, England

The 9th annual European SLC will take place on Saturday October 12th, 2019 at St. George’s University of London

The conference will bring together Global Brigades leaders, staff and board members from across Europe to engage in a day filled with leadership training, presentations, breakout sessions and discussions. Throughout the day we will focus on developing your role as a leader within Global Brigades, thinking critically about sustainable development, discussing ethical volunteering, sharing best practices, and providing the latest updates from GB.

Don’t miss out on meeting very special guests Dr. Cornelius Normeshie who will be visiting us from Global Brigades Ghana and Global Brigades founder Dr. Duffy Casey!






Registration costs £10 per participant and the deadline to register for the European SLC is October 1st, 2019. 

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Conference Details


The 2019 European Student Leadership Conference will be held at St George’s University of London. Specific building rooms TBA.

Transportation & Lodging

GBUK is excited to offer travel scholarships to the conference to all members of university leadership teams. Please keep all receipts and you will be reimbursed accordingly. GB UK is not able to cover accommodations. We recommend Hostel World if you require overnight accommodations.


Global Brigades will provide lunch and dinner for conference attendees. For attendees with allergies or special dietary restrictions, please let us know during registration and we will try our best to accommodate.

Dress Code

Conference dress code is casual. Global Brigades branded shirts and attire always encouraged!


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10:00am Check-In
Check-in to receive your name tag and conference materials. 
10:30am Conference Welcome
Meet Global Brigades Staff, GB UK board members, and fellow leaders and review conference objectives.
11:00am Global Brigades Past, Present and Future
Hear from Global Brigades co-founder Dr. Duffy Casey on the early days of Global Brigades and how we’ve grown and evolved to become the international sustainable development organization that we are today. 
11:30am UN Sustainable Development Goals & The Empowered 100
Learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they align with our strategy as an organization.
12:00pm Perfect Your Pitch
Participate in a workshop that will help you condense all of your knowledge, thoughts and feelings about Global Brigades into a few powerful sentences for the purposes of recruitment & fundraising. 
1:00pm Lunch & Networking
Lunch provided by Global Brigades.
2:00pm Presentation: Impact & Updates
Get important updates about GB Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua, discuss Ghana programming with special guest Dr. Cornelius Normeshie, learn more about our recent expansions into Greece, and get a sneak peak at our new and improved donation goal structure!
3:00pm Breakout: What is ethical volunteering?
Have you ever wondered or been asked what makes Global Brigades different from all the other voluntourism organizations, or why it is ethical to volunteer abroad? Let’s take some time to think critically about how we can all be more ethical volunteers.
4:00pm Activity: Lion’s Leadership
As a Global Brigades leader you are developing important soft skills for your future. Join an Lion’s International leader to learn more about your personal leadership philosophy. 
4:30pm Chapter Best Practices
Network and share best practices with fellow Global Brigades leaders and volunteers. 
5:00pm Campus Action Plans & Closing Remarks
Condense all that you’ve learned into some solid action steps moving forward.
5:30pm Annual General Meeting
Join the GB UK AGM or meet up with fellow leaders from GB Germany. 
6:00pm Dinner
Dinner provided by Global Brigades. Group will meet for dinner (location TBA)

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