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 spending time with the following very special guests:

• Executive Director Benson Adjei & Medical Program Manager Dr. Cornelius Normeshie  (joining us from GB Ghana)

• Global Brigades co- founder Dr. Duffy Casey (joining us from Hawaii)

• Volunteer Engagement Manager Nicole Jollimore (joining us from Nova Scotia)

• Greece Program Associate Marina Kiotsekoglou (joining us from Greece)







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.

St George’s University of London,
Cranmer Terrace, SW17 0RE
Room: Michael Herron lecture theatre.


GBUK is excited to offer travel scholarships to the conference to all members of GB UK university leadership teams who book their travel (bus/train tickets) and submit their receipts no later than September 25th. Please send receipts to for reimbursement.


GB UK is not able to cover accommodations, however, we recommend that you book at Travelodge London Balham or Pelican London Hotel and Residence. If securing accommodations will prevent your attendance, please do not hesitate to reach out to and we can work to find you free student housing with a St George’s University of London student.


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 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!
1:00pm Lunch & Networking
Lunch provided by Global Brigades.
2:00pm 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.
3:00pm 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. 
3:30pm Chapter Best Practices
Network and share best practices with fellow Global Brigades leaders and volunteers. 
4:30pm  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.
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 at Mirch Masala (213 Upper Tooting Rd Tooting SW17 7TJ)

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