‘Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes’: Tetley

by | Feb 3, 2014 | Life

Kurtis Shane
Life Reporter 

Humber College students became educated about creative branding and leaving a positive legacy at the
annual Make Your Mark leadership event, organized by the school’s residence life and student leadership office.

The workshop, which took place at the North campus, was lead by director of the First Experience program at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., Sarah Tetley.
She addressed a packed Seventh Semester hall on how to become a leader.
“I love meeting new people and making new connections,” she said.
“I don’t care what my legacy is, I want to help you figure out what your legacy is,” she told students, who listened as she spoke of things she called clicks: personal clicks, involvement clicks, and academic clicks, all of which help develop a leader.
“Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes and it can happen anywhere,” said Tetley.

Shari Walsh, manager of transition and leadership programs at Humber, opened the event energetically on a Sunday morning with high fives and what she called “high kicks.”
“I think this is one of the most energetic groups that we have had, lots of thoughtful and purpose conversation and that’s all we can ask for,” said Walsh.
The event was broken down initially into five-minute intervals of what Tetley called “Table Talk,” where students conversed around their tables on different subjects.
“It has been really fun and insightful,” said Conor Doyle, a first-year home renovation student at


Niki Dailam Salehi, a multi-media web design student in her second year, won a book offered

by Tetley called, How Full is Your Bucket? by playing rock, paper, scissors.

“I am very happy to win the book, the workshop was really fun and I met a lot of great people

here,” Salehi said.

The students then broke up into different groups called based on interests.
The groups focused on topics like, finding your inner brand, what legacy will you leave,

and spark your leadership journey with Humber Students’ Federation president Timothy Brilhante.

“It’s great for students to learn about the resources at Humber and I’m excited to be presenting,” said Brilhante.
“It’s a good opportunity because a lot students don’t take advantage of resources that Humber has to offer. It makes those who attend events like this stand out,” explained Aashna Gandotra, AGE? a second-year food and nutrition management student.
Anushay Khan, coordinator for student leadership programs, said the conference focused on student leadership and development, while building ones unique brand.
“It encourages students to think about where they are, where they were and where they are going,” said Khan.
For more information on student leadership or how to earn an advanced leadership certificate, visit www.humber.ca/studentleadership, or call (416) 675-6622 ext. 4816.