We reported a few weeks ago about how TCIS students were invited to take part in the UCLG World Congress event here in Daejeon. Last week, those students finally had the chance to attend and witness the discussions taking place between local governments all around the world.
It was such an interesting opportunity!
There was so much that happened in those five days to expand the minds of internationally-minded students who already live in a global context through their schooling and personal backgrounds. These were very intellectual discussions, as working government officials shared and problem-solved issues that are foremost in the minds of humanity today.
Students had the opportunity to listen and ask questions in discussions on climate change, civic technology, and community planning. There was group sharing and debriefing on pandemic issues for containment, tracking, communication, and collaboration. Many working discussions happened during the event, and students were both awed and inspired to hear leaders from all continents talking and working together toward common goals for their local constituents, and ultimately, for the world.
We got to follow students around for a bit as they went to sessions, and we were so encouraged to see our future leaders engaging today's leaders and getting an idea of how such leadership works.