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Thursday, March 14
 

11:10am

Session 8— Starting Your Year Off Right!
Starting your year off on the right foot sets the tone for your ASB and school year. Learn how Bonney Lake High School’s leadership team walks into the first day of school already running full speed ahead. We will take you through every aspect of how we set our team up for success starting in March the previous year, to the Friday of the first week of school, so your team can be successful in creating the culture you want for your school.  

Presenters
avatar for Charlie Hilen

Charlie Hilen

ASB Adviser, Bonney Lake High School
6th year ASB Adviser, 8 years in teaching. I teach ASB-Leadership, Digital Photo and Digital Broadcasting. Been involved in student leadership since 2001. Mt. Baker Leadership Senior Councilor.


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room E

11:10am

Session 8—Bookkeeper & Advisor Tips and Tricks
This Activity  Coordinator and Bookkeeper duo will share organizational tips and tricks  including how they prepare their annual ASB budget; fundraisers and  reconciliations; and working with coaches, club advisers and booster clubs.

Presenters
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Sarah Heindel

ASB Secretary/Bookkeeper, Inglemoor High School
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Elisabeth Kowalski

Activities Coordinator, Inglemoor High School
I have been teaching for over 15 years. I have been teaching leadership and ASB for the past 6 years. I am now teaching at the school I graduated from (with my former principal as my current boss). I am a Cougar and I love taking vacations to warm beaches :)


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D

11:10am

Session 8—BTG: Better ToGether #unplugtoconnect
How our middle school dealt with the loss of one of its students to suicide by creating a program focused on getting students to unplug to connect. Through a restructuring of the school-wide cell phone policy, classroom talks about social media, devices & gaming, as well as a new outlook and approach for teachers and staff. Work together to create real-life community and model healthy, balanced lifestyle behaviors in our digital on-line lives for our kids/students. Put down the devices: Be Here, Be Present, Be Real, Be BEtter ToGether and unplug to connect.

Presenters
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Dana Santos

ASB Adviser, Frontier Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

11:10am

Session 8—Building a Positive School Climate
Cashmere High School Principal speaks of tried and true methods and techniques to build a positive culture and climate in our high schools today. Encouraging faculty, working with changing demographics, and successfully navigating our ever-changing student populations will be discussed in this session.

Presenters
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Tony Boyle

Cashmere HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room F

11:10am

Session 8—Cultivating Kindness #nothingmore
Cultivating kindness in students through an intentional mentoring program that focuses on building relationships, love, empathy, and influence. Come see how to ignite your program to include more than orientations and transitions. This session is for new advisers, as well as, advisers that may need a little spark in their program.

Presenters
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Bryan Conrad

Area 7 Rep, Horizon Middle School
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Starla Fey

Athletic Director, Horizon Middle School
I have been teaching for six years, and I have spent all of those years teaching Language Arts and some Social Studies at Rochester Middle School. I am in my 3rd year as the Leadership teacher and ASB Advisor, so definitely still learning!


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Vista Field

11:10am

Session 8—Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
Two years ago WHS introduced Emotionally Intelligent Leadership into our leadership program in order to meet the growing needs of our young student leaders and student population as a whole. In addition to providing a framework for self-reflection for our students, the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership model has provided an effective compliment to other leadership models that have been a part of our program for years. This session will introduce the concept of emotional intelligence, introduce the EIL model, and discuss how we have integrated this model into our leadership classes and school-wide SEL lessons.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Stanczyk

Eric Stanczyk

Leadership Teacher/AWSL Camp Director, Washington High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Great Hall D

11:10am

Session 8—Melting the Ice
Low impact- low threat meeting starters that establish a metaphor for the purpose of the gathering; followed by evaluation tools that serve to give unique input to be used for planning  future activities. Participant will have access to all the PowerPoint presentations and evaluation document samples for their future use.

Presenters
avatar for Marty Fortin

Marty Fortin

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
This is my 40th WACA conference.


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

11:10am

Session 8—Mr. Rogers and the Power of Connection
"It's a beautiful day for a neighbor."  Mr. Rogers spoke and lived this with every behavior, intention and action. What if we built that behavior and action into our lives? The transformation it would have in our relationships, in our students, staff and friendships would be monumental. Come discuss and practice some of Mr. Rogers' most important lessons surrounding loving the individual, identifying our feelings, and the power of silence.

Presenters
avatar for Jaime Johnson

Jaime Johnson

Activities Coordinator, Monroe High School
- personal growth and that being a good human is being a great leader- project management - how to effectively plan and execute events- professional development - love to lead workshops for adults and kids alike.


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Vista Court

11:10am

Session 8—Practical Ways to Apply an Equity Focus to your Leadership Classroom & Activities Program
Topics include:
1) an activity to help your students begin to analyze equity in their leadership and activities program,
2) tools to help students plan and evaluate projects with an equity lens and
3) how to begin Race & Equity Forums for student talk in your school.

Presenters
avatar for Johanna Phillips

Johanna Phillips

Activities Coordinator, Shorecrest HighSchool
I am really interested in transforming our student leadership mindset to include thinking about race & equity in our work as activity coordinators and leadership teachers. I am excited to be collaborating on the AWSL Equity Committee. Recently I have worked with my Leadership PLC... Read More →
avatar for Brett Vlahovich

Brett Vlahovich

Leadership Teacher, Shorecrest HighSchool


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room H

11:10am

Session 8—Student Leadership Triple Threat
Student leadership is and always has been about more than poster painting, spirit days, and event planning. We all know this to be true, but we have all been met with the challenge of justifying what we do and why it is important.  This session will introduce you to the new AWSL Goals and Objectives that are linked to Washington State's Social Emotional Learning Standards and AWSP's Leadership Framework Criteria. Student Leadership, state standards, AND the principal's framework...a powerful combo to offer support and validity to any leadership program.

Presenters
avatar for James Layman

James Layman

Program Specialist, Association of Washington Student Leaders
avatar for Megan Baxter

Megan Baxter

Leadership Teacher, Union High School
avatar for Anecia Grigsby

Anecia Grigsby

Administrator, Sammamish High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room C

11:10am

Session 8—The Mindful Student
Increased focus, decreased anxiety and promoting a kind, compassionate school culture are just a few of the reasons why schools across the country are choosing to infuse mindfulness into their school day. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to integrate breathing techniques, community building activities and short mindfulness practices into your K-12 setting. Leave with 10+ activities that build strong hearts, mind and bodies, based on the latest research in trauma, mindfulness and positive psychology.
Participants will:
- Understand how the brain and body respond to stress/trauma.
- Explore cutting-edge counseling strategies and interventions based on the latest research in neuroscience, trauma and mindfulness.
- Experience mindfulness activities that help students practice self-regulation, focus and kindness.
- Understand and practice the Regulate, Connect, Reflect Framework.
- Develop a plan to immediately integrate mindfulness into your K-12 setting.

Presenters
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John Graf

Generation Wellness


Thursday March 14, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room G

1:35pm

Session 9— Equity - An Organizational Journey
Systems and structures are hard to change.  By sharing our current AWSL work we hope to challenge people to look at their own school or organization through the lens of opportunity, access and equity.

Presenters
avatar for James Layman

James Layman

Program Specialist, Association of Washington Student Leaders
avatar for Joe Fenbert

Joe Fenbert

Leadership Teacher, Association of Washington Student Leaders
avatar for Susan Fortin

Susan Fortin

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
avatar for Greg Barker

Greg Barker

Administrator, Association of Washington Student Leaders
AWSL started their journey on gathering data about our students. Stop by to hear how we started and brainstorm ways that you might gather better information about your programs.


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room H

1:35pm

Session 9—Brand Identity: Create a Style Guide for your School
The secret to school spirit is a clear Brand Identity! This hands-on session will have resources for advisors to create a style-guide to communicate colors, logos, fonts and more!

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Activities Coordinator, Chief Sealth International High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room B

1:35pm

Session 9—Culturally Responsive Schools
Equity and diversity have become important areas of professional development recently for those of us in education. Much of the work is focused on what individuals can do in their classrooms. For activities coordinators, equity and diversity are important factors to consider and we must also strive for inclusion and representation when considering school culture and planning school activities. We need to ensure that our school culture and school activities are inclusive and representative of all of the students we serve by casting a critical lens on our own practices and learning from one another about how to improve what we're doing.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Hand

Robert Hand

Family and Consumer Sciences and Leadership Teacher, Mount Vernon High School
I am the 2019 WA State Teacher of the Year. I teach kids at Mount Vernon High School. My subjects are Family and Consumer Sciences and Leadership.


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Great Hall D

1:35pm

Session 9—Forming Real Relationship
Tips and tricks for facilitating authentic student-to-student, student-to-self, and student-to-staff relationships. Tried and true lessons that have helped change the culture of my school, while helping students become more reflective and ready to lead! Great for Middle and High School teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Ann McNeil

Ann McNeil

Leadership Teacher, Centennial Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room A

1:35pm

Session 9—Real Talk- The Down and Dirty on ASB Law!
If you are new to activities or looking for a refresher crash course on ASB law, fundraising and booster guidelines, this might be the session for you. I will be reviewing the top 10 rules for ASB law, sharing some fundraising documents and processes that I created and used in my schools and will share a few tips and tricks about booster clubs. In the world of activities and athletics, there is a ton to remember, so this session will be packed with information, but will definitely cater towards the questions you have. We will monitor and adjust, just like we do every day back at school. I have experience both from the leadership teacher perspective and administrator, so please check this session out and let me know how I can help you and your school.


Presenters
KD

Kia duNann

Administrator, Snohomish High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room D

1:35pm

Session 9—RECOGNITION is a verb....not a noun...
The definition of recognition places it firmly as a noun, or a thing, and not an action. In this session you will see how recognition can be more than just a thing done at schools, that it can be an action done to celebrate and validate the students and staff of your school. Recognition programs and techniques implemented at both the high school and middle school level through leadership classes will be discussed and shared, you will leave this session with ideas and materials you can integrate back into your classroom that will foster the positive culture of your school.

Presenters
avatar for Guy Simpson

Guy Simpson

WACA President Elect, Ridgeline Middle School
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Michelle Munson

Area 2 Rep, Liberty High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Vista Court

1:35pm

Session 9—Self-Care is the Healthcare
Feeling worn out, burned out and checked out? Does the never-ending checklist of things to do have you feeling more like a human do-ing and less of a human be-ing? If this sounds familiar, we get it and we're here to help!
In this uplifting and experiential workshop, participants will learn simple tools that re-energize and inspire showing up from a full tank, increasing happiness and productivity. Participants will:
  • Evaluate societal norms and checklist living.
  • Review the effects of daily stress on the brain/body.
  • Explore the ability to rewire our brains for new habits leading to more resiliency, happiness and positive impact.
  • Experience simple strategies that strengthen heart, mind and body.
  • Learn and practice the five Happiness Habits.
  • Leave with a plan to implement simple daily habits that lead to less stress and more success.

Presenters
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John Graf

Generation Wellness


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room G

1:35pm

Session 9—The Balanced Leader Program: A New Model for Managing Growth & Programming in Leadership Classes
How do you teach your classes to grow and develop as individual leaders while also managing the day-to-day business of leadership class as it functions within your building? The BLP is a framework, fully-adaptable to your building and students, which provides a way to structure purposeful growth as leadership opportunities occur in a student's real life. As leaders move independently through the four "challenge" phases of the BLP, they work together to plan their own leadership experiences and ultimately become a mentor to others in your building.

Presenters
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Jake Tyrrell

Steilacoom HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room F

1:35pm

Session 9—The Butterfly Circus Revisited
This session will revisit the short film "The Butterfly Circus" on the 10th anniversary of its release. We will discuss the film, its impact, and ways teachers can use it at school. If you've never seen the film, please come join us. If you know it and love it, please come and share your experience with it.

Handouts available here. 

Presenters
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Jen Nelson

Area 9 Rep, Yelm Middle School
avatar for Tim Turner

Tim Turner

WACA Activities Certification Coordinator, Richland High School
I teach language arts and AVID at Richland High School. In addition I am the assistant director of the Mt. Baker High School Leadership Camp at Cispus every summer, and I currently serve as the adviser certification coordinator on the WACA Board.


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Vista Field

1:35pm

Session 9—White Teachers in Brown Classrooms
This session will  explore why it is critically important that white educators be comfortable  talking about race in their classrooms - no matter who their students are.  But how do we start? Come join this discussion; and be prepared to be open,  honest, and vulnerable. We don't know all the answers, but we'll show you why  it makes more sense to stumble forward than to stand safely still.

Presenters
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Leigh Barry

Activities Coordinator, Kent-Meridian High School
avatar for Christy Neuschwander

Christy Neuschwander

ASB Adviser, Renton High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room C

1:35pm

Session 9—Winter Wishes Reimagined
Franklin Pierce High  School, like many other schools around the state, had for years put together  a "Winter Wishes" fundraiser and assembly for their students. In  2017 that changed. For the past two years instead of serving themselves, FPHS  has instead fund raised and blessed a local feeder elementary school with  gifts. So if you too have grown tired of the same ol' gift giving program,  come hear how your school might reimagine Winter Wishes.

Presenters
BZ

Bryan Zagar

Leadership Teacher, Franklin Pierce High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 1:35pm - 2:25pm
Meeting Room E

3:10pm

Session 10—ASB Secretary Round Table Discussion
Come with your questions, ideas, and tricks of the trade to this open forum discussion about everything ASB.

Presenters
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Angie Landes

Cashmere HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room D

3:10pm

Session 10—Award Winning Culture: Creating a Student-Led Leadership Podcast
Learn how to develop student empowerment through a LEADERSHIP PODCAST. In this session, you will gain first hand knowledge from inception to production of the creation of an epic new platform. Two educators from an AWARD WINNING CULTURE (2018 ASCD Whole Child Award for Washington and 2018 Global Class Act Award for Kindness) guide you through the process and forever shatter the ceiling on student voice.

Presenters
avatar for Hans Appel

Hans Appel

Other, Enterprise Middle School
Hans Appel has worked as a counselor in the Richland School District for the past 18 years and at Enterprise Middle School since it opened. He’s passionate about school culture, servant leadership, and kindness. In 2018, EMS was awarded the ASCD Whole Child Award for the State... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Appel

Jennifer Appel

Innovation Coach, Enterprise Middle School
Hans & Jennifer Appel are a dynamic duo of educational fire fueled by an uber passion for school culture! Their energy, enthusiasm, and epic brand of intentionality have led to the following school-wide awards: the ASCD Whole Child Award, Global Class Act Award, and PBIS Film Festival... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

3:10pm

Session 10—Beyond the Surface
An iceberg is more than a chacter in the Titanic. Come experience a session rooted in connection, and identity. Come learn what lies beneath the surface in all of us.

Presenters
avatar for James Layman

James Layman

Program Specialist, Association of Washington Student Leaders


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room B

3:10pm

Session 10—Challenge Fridays
Sometimes the hardest part of teaching is creating the connection between the content and what happens outside of our classrooms. Challenge Fridays are designed just for that. During this session we will be presenting different activities that you can do with your class to create that connection to outside of the classroom. This will also include ideas on how to debrief challenges and what to look for as discussion points during a challenge.  We will also be handing out information that you can start your own Challenge Friday next week!


Presenters
avatar for Bob Gallaher

Bob Gallaher

Leadership Teacher, Eastmont High School
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Stacia Hardie

Asst Principal/ Activities Director, Eastmont HS


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Vista Field

3:10pm

Session 10—Identity into Equity - A Personal Journey
Identity exploration is crucial to Equity and Social Justice work. The ability to connect with each other, is to know yourself and your story of origin. Personal racial equity work requires a commitment to look for blind spots and staying in conversation...especially when it gets uncomfortable - which it definitely will! Learning and sharing our stories is how we find our common story of Humanity. We will share our personal journeys of racial identity, as well as provide tools and activities that promote personal reflection to assist your racial identity work as you continue (or begin) your equity journey.

Presenters
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Fernell Miller

Northshore School District
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DeAnna Kilga

Assistant Principal, Auburn School District


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room H

3:10pm

Session 10—Kindness Rocks
Are you looking for a way to express your creativity while doing something great in your community to spread kindness? Trying to come up new ideas for Care Week? This session is for you! Come find out the basics of rock painting, get some great ideas for all artistic levels, and paint some rocks to take home.

Presenters
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Crystal Stengele

Leadership Teacher, Kamiak High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room F

3:10pm

Session 10—Listen, Learn, Communcate!
Having Face to Face conversations is so pivotal for today's youth.  With screen time at an all time high (and not going away) now is the time to develop and restore the life skill of "real" conversations.  Being confident to have difficult conversations and truly knowing how to listen will help today's youth now and in the future!

Presenters
avatar for Matt Crevin

Matt Crevin

Talk Shop
Having Face to Face conversations is so pivotal for todays youth. With screen time at an all time high (and not going away) now is the time to develop and restore the life skill of "real" conversations. Being confident to have difficult conversations and truly knowing how to listen... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room E

3:10pm

Session 10—Show me the DATA!
Attendees will discover methods to justify their programs and budgets by gaining insights into student engagement data. Hear from experts on collecting and understanding data from school activities, events, interventions and PBIS. Also learn how to incentivize and reward students for their participation.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Hroch

Greg Hroch

Co-Owner, Sales Director, 5-Star Students
avatar for John Miller

John Miller

ASB Adviser, Orting High School
I have been at OHS for 19 years and this is my 10th year as the ASB advisor. Please ask me about our great Homecoming Extravaganza, Winter Wishes, Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship of the Known World, and our student engagement tracker (5 Star)..


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room G

3:10pm

Session 10—Stress Reduction
Is your life a three ring circus, and you're walking a tightrope to get everything accomplished? If so, take a break and join the Stress Reduction workshop. Learn about stress, and some cool ways to identify stress in class. Then we'll chat about how to reduce stress; again we'll introduce some activities that you can use in class. Come and enjoy! No "lion"...you'll be "tamer" when you finish this session!

Presenters
JB

John Bittinger

Area 8 Rep, Richland High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Vista Court

3:10pm

Session 10—The Greatest Mixers on Earth
Come one, come all...learn to pull off the greatest mixers on earth. Come learn fun ways to mix, mingle and move. You can't help but leave with some cool ideas to implement and a smile on your face.

Presenters
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Lana Yenne

WACA Middle School Level Rep, Yelm Middle School
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Laurel Robillard

WACA Past President, Yelm Middle School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Great Hall D

3:10pm

Session 10—Would Maslow Win Most "Spirited"?
In a quest to deepen my understanding of Maslow's Hierarchy and its application to school climate, culture, and student activities; I came across a concept that radically changed my "Why?" Learn about this idea, the impact on students, and the importance of focusing on event/activities that promote true belonging not "school spirit".

Presenters
avatar for Megan Baxter

Megan Baxter

Leadership Teacher, Union High School


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room C

4:10pm

Session 11— "Speaking with a Passion: A Youth Advocacy Workshop”
Teens are stronger than we think and capable of more than we can imagine.  The students in Parkland, FL demonstrated that using strong emotion to fuel eloquent and effective presentations over the past year.  Young people vary wildly in terms of their public speaking ability, so this workshop aims to discuss the basics of public speaking and youth advocacy.  The goal is to empower students to speak out to make change in their community.  Participants will have a chance to stand up and speak out on a topic they’re passionate about whether it’s serious or silly.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Bellace

Matt Bellace

Speaker/Psychologist/Comedian, Matt Bellace, PhD Presentations, LLC


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room D

4:10pm

Session 11—Be > Do: Going from a Kindness Week to a Kind Life
Houston has worked with over 600 schools internationally talking about character, culture, and kindness. In this resource-packed & fast-paced session, Houston will walk you through his powerful framework for talking about compassion that promotes immediate action and consistent, sustainable change. You will walk away from this session with videos and handouts of some of the most practical tools & activities Houston has used to help facilitate connection and change the daily culture of classrooms and campuses globally.

Presenters
HK

Houston Kraft

Co-founder of CharacterStrong/Speaker/Kindness Advocate, Character Strong


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room G

4:10pm

Session 11—Can Teach Us #StudentsCANHELP
Anxiety, Depression and Suicide has increased 37% since smart devices came out according to Pew Research.  How do we train students to control their device instead of devices controlling them? Our answer...let students inspire other students on how they are taking control and using digital for good. #Digital4Good is an event spearheaded by #ICANHELP, a non-profit organization committed to empowering students to play an active role in improving the online environment. Tons of Free Resources & Engaging Activities to Navigate this Digital World.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Karr

Kim Karr

Other, #ICANHELP


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room F

4:10pm

Session 11—Drug and Alcohol Education
Geoff’s drug and alcohol keynote is like nothing you have seen before!  His highly entertaining and engaging stories, infused with real world statistics, intertwine perfectly to provide your students with the information they need to make positive choices when it comes to drugs and alcohol.  Come ready to laugh, learn and ask questions.  

Presenters
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Geoff McLachlan

Speaker, The Ovation Company


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A

4:10pm

Session 11—Elevate Your Network - How Connection Leads to Happiness
Based on the bestselling book Elevate Your Network, Kelfer offers lessons and inspiration drawn from thousands of interactions and experiences with people from across the globe. In a world run by people, relationships drive happiness, success, wealth, love, and more. In this practical and hands on workshop, you will learn how to become a better leader and connector by empowering others at a deeper lever, creating win-win opportunities, and improving your overall quality of relationships.

Presenters
avatar for Jake Kelfer

Jake Kelfer

Other, JK Management
Based on the bestselling book Elevate Your Network, Kelfer offers lessons and inspiration drawn from thousands of interactions and experiences with people from across the globe. In a world run by people, relationships drive happiness, success, wealth, love, and more. In this practical... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room E

4:10pm

Session 11—Engage Everyone
We all know that activities advisers work tirelessly to improve school culture. But, what if we’ve made the process of engaging and including students more complicated than it needs to be? What if we could simplify our strategies into a set of tools that anyone could use? In this fast-paced session, Scott Backovich will walk you through a wide array of lessons you can immediately use with your ASB to increase participation and inclusion.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Backovich

Scott Backovich

Youth Motivational Speaker, Scott Backovich Communications
Youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich has dedicated his life to doing one thing: inspiring teens through speaking at their level.He’s been a featured speaker at conferences and schools across North America, appeared regularly on both television and radio as a teen help advocate... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room C

4:10pm

Session 11—Senior Seminar
My Senior Seminar is unconventional. I pose one simple question: what would it feel like to walk into your 50-year reunion? You would be 68 years old and it would be 2069. How much will things cost? How much DID things cost? What types of music will you remember? What type of dancing will you do? How do we even get there? How will you be remembered?
The Senior Seminar is a journey of the “now” and the “what will be”. By combining a mix of relevant information and visceral interactions, seniors are encouraged to use their last days in high school to say (and do) all the things they need to before walking across that stage and collecting that diploma.

Presenters
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Stu Cabe

Speaker, The Ovation Company


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B

4:10pm

Session 11—Tough and Tender - The Secret Recipe
The most effective leaders are both tough and tender. They can be both kind with compliments and quick with accountability. One major study showed that when people fail to meet commitments, there is less than a 20% chance anyone would approach them honestly. Another study showed how an increase of 18% in effective accountability skills corresponded with an over 40% improvement in productivity. Why is accountability so rare from people entrusted in positions of leadership? This session will provide simple and effective ways that you can lead others through caring compliments and crucial conversations that hold people and yourself accountable to a your mission.

Presenters
avatar for John Norlin

John Norlin

Co-founder of CharacterStrong, Director Mt Adams Leadership, Character Strong


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room H