Top: I really wish more student reps came out to GovCamp because I learned so much from the day's sessions. I learned more than I could have imagined at the retreat despite serving two terms as Councillor and starting my role as a SU Exec. Our returning execs, Petros and Dustin, gave great insight from their areas of expertise along with our other presenters. A brief list of the topics: advocacy training, conflict management, diversity training, goal setting, the history of the SU, and more. I have no doubt in my mind that the fruit from this retreat will be evident throughout the delegates' organizations this year.
Bottom-left: The Council Speaker, Craig Turner, and our President, Petros Kusmu, led Council in a great goal and visioning session. We broke up into three groups to write ideas on sticky notes, add sticky tabs to highlight which goals we value the most, and passed it around to the other groups to add their own sticky tabs. The other side was a simple SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis of Council. It was beneficial and useful for Council to understand their governance role and to plan ahead on the direction of the U of A Students' Union.
Bottom-right: This photo was technically taken the night before, but it's best put here. Look at how good we look! I feel this will be iconic somehow in the future as the first GovCamp.