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QU’s College of Pharmacy holds its first Student Leaders Forum | Qatar University

QU’s College of Pharmacy holds its first Student Leaders Forum

2022-01-11
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The Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) Student Affairs Office held the first CPH Student Leaders Forum, where it involved all the student leaders in the Qatar Pharmacy Undergraduate Society (QPhUS) and the CPH Student Representative Board (CPH-SRB). It also included a number of faculty members and staff who work closely with the students. This forum was the first of its kind at the college and aimed to highlight the importance of leadership and how to be an effective leader.

The forum started with a discussion on the attributes and expectations of a leader, followed by an activity entitled ‘Team Role Inventory,’ where participants assessed how each individual behaves in a team environment. Following that, a SOAR analysis activity was conducted where participants were divided into groups to discuss student leadership at CPH and key priorities in terms of strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results. Groups rotated amongst the different stations based on those domains. The forum concluded with an activity related to constructive feedback.

QU-CPH Dean Dr. Feras Alali mentioned: “We at CPH are committed to provide opportunities for the professional development of our students. Leadership is among the soft skills we consider essential for the success of graduate pharmacist as healthcare providers.  The Student Leaders Forum was a true success due to excellent planning, well organization, engagement of faculty and being mostly student-led.”

In addition, QU-CPH Assistant Dean for Students Affairs Dr. Alla Al-Awaisi said: “The College of Pharmacy student leaders are a true asset to the college and have been engaged in various initiatives and activities throughout the years. To enhance their experiences further, we organized this Student Leadership Forum aimed at CPH student leaders interested in further developing their leadership skills to become effective and successful future pharmacy leaders to contribute to advancing healthcare in Qatar and the world as per the College vision and mission. This is also in line with the Qatar University strategy 2018-2022 in preparing graduates who are well rounded with attributes and values that maximize their impact and are part of the promotion of student development, growth, and success.”

Abrar Abdelrahman, CPH Student Representative Board female president commented saying, “The first ever Student Leaders Forum in the college allowed for exceptional communication between the students leaders from different students organizations, as well as the administrative board members in the College of Pharmacy. This will develop and improve the roles of these students organizations, enhance their leadership skills and enable them to take part in the decision making process, which will consequently enhance the students satisfaction toward the extracurricular events in the college.”

Marwa Elshazly, QPhUS President mentioned: “The first CPH Student Leaders Forum was one of a kind, it is crucial to understand the importance of leadership and how to be an effective leader and that was proposed by the different activities, and I am looking forward to have this forum annually.”

Baleegh Abdulmajeed, CPH Student Representative Board male president added: “It was a fruitful meeting in which our relationship with the college administration increased more, and we got to know and acquired many skills to develop the student leadership capabilities of the college.” 

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  • Participants of the Student Leadership Forum in a group photo