The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka in collaboration with EDEX Careers organized a special leadership seminar on the 13th June 2018 for prefects of Royal College with the objective to inculcate positive student outcomes and create awareness of global opportunities. The professional seminar was held at the school’s Skills Centre building, and the session comprised a series of thought-provoking discussions and insights on allied leadership themes towards winning the world with exemplary leadership qualities. The keynote speaker at the event was Mr. Graham Marshall, CEO/Consultant, CIC Industrial Solutions, a past CIM Graduate and a past student of Royal College, provided an interesting overview on ‘Leadership’ for the student leaders present.
Whilst congratulating the Prefects on their academic and sporting excellence, he noted that they needed to be exemplary leaders, who lead by example, and work towards making a positive contribution to change the world. He also spoke on integrity, and cutting-edge qualities that are integral and unique to leaders and important life skills that can help the group succeed.
Mr. Shamil Akbar, the President of the CIM SL Student Committee and a past student of Royal College shared his views and experience of CIM and the progressive boost it provided towards his career, and in attaining his future goals. Also present during the seminar were Ms. Onalie Dissanayake, Manager Education Services, CIM SL, Ms. Sandamali Silva, Assistant Manager, Education Services, CIM SL, Mr. Shehan Fernando, EDEX Careers, Mr. Sharlene De Chickera, Manager, Career Services and Ms. Chandani Pieris, Assistant Manager, EDEX, contributed towards the success of the event.
CIM is the largest community of professional marketers in the world with 100 years of heritage delivering education, membership and insight offerings to the marketing and sales profession. CIM Sri Lanka is the first international branch of CIM UK comprising the largest number of members, both professional and students outside the UK. The regional institute has always campaigned for greater recognition and excellence in the marketing profession in Sri Lanka, through education, training and professional development.