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Nilai U in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education organised and hosted yet another successful Future Leaders Camp.
“Walk the talk,” urged Datuk Dr Md Tap Salleh , Former President of Malaysian Institute of Integrity and current member of MACC Advisory Board and Board Member of Bursa Malaysia Bhd. “Don’t just be a passenger.” Tap Salleh was the keynote speaker at the recently concluded Nilai University-Ministry of Higher Education Future Leaders Camp, which had the theme of ‘Volunteerism, Integrity and the Future Leader’.
Volunteerism and Integrity is a hot topic these days with so many public figures being publicly questioned on their alleged misconduct. As pointed out by Tap Salleh, abuse of power and position is seemingly rampant everywhere, citing the case of accepting illicit contributions involving football bigwigs Sepp Baltter and Michel Platini as a prime example. He said it is no wonder that the youth of today are confused as to what is morally acceptable conduct when successful people in high positions seem to flout the law with impunity. Thus, it was indeed timely that this year’s Future Leaders Camp had ‘Volunteerism, Integrity and the Future Leader’ as its theme.
Nilai University (Nilai U) has been organising the Future Leaders Camp since 2009, bringing together student leaders from both public and private higher educational institutions all over the country. The main thrust of the camp is to imbue student leaders with the right values and expose them to speakers who are experts in various fields. The Future Leaders Camp also acts as a networking platform for the participants. They partake in round-table discussions, parliamentary-styled debates, seminars and workshops.
By exposing students to such wholesome activities, Nilai U believes that students will learn essential soft skills as well as be instilled with the right values. Key components of the Future Leaders camp are workshops on grooming, corporate etiquette and public speaking conducted by renowned organisations such as Dale Carnegie. Students will earn certificates from these organisations which will embellish their résumés when they enter the employment market.
Previous years’ Future Leader Camps’ themes have included ‘Innovations in Leadership – A Focus on Gender Issues’ and ‘Cultural Relations – Leading in Solidarity’. Keynote speakers have included former and current cabinet ministers and members of royalty. As a rallying call to all participants, Tap Salleh said, “If something is morally wrong, no matter the circumstances, it can never be right.” He asked the student leaders to start putting into practise immediately what they will learn from the camp and to act with integrity in every aspect of their conduct.
Nilai U is jointly owned by FELDA and the Nilai Resources Group. For more information on Nilai U, please go to www.nilai.edu.my or call 06-8502308 / 07-2262336.
A free flow of ideas: Participants were involved in round table discussions at the Future leaders camp.
(L-R) Subashini R (Future Leaders camp organising committe chairperson), Datuk Dr Md Tap Salleh (keynote speaker and director of Bursa Malaysia) and Shariffah Bahyah (Nilai U Director of Chancellery).