Pre-Event Workshops

Wednesday, July 28
From At-Risk to At-Promise
Presented by Larry Bell, Multicultural America, Inc.
Larry Bell has been an early advocate of recognizing students as at-promise rather than at-risk, with his work cited by the California legislature in a resolution that encourages teachers and leaders to use the term "at-promise" to describe disadvantaged youth. Larry delivers a passionate and informative message that will provide tools and ideas for raising the bar and supporting you students who face tremendous challenges in their lives. If you like energy and a "get real" approach, this is the session for you!
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Cost $99 | 3 hours EILA credit
Producing a Student Climate Workshop at Your School
Presented by JC Pohl, Teen Truth
Strong school culture decreases bullying, improves academic performance, and increases student engagement, but how can you improve culture at your school? JC Pohl has developed an answer to that question by creating a student-centered, staff development workshop which offers a framework for igniting school culture based on the social-emotional needs of your students. During this interactive workshop, your team will: a) Brainstorm actionable answers to critical issues on your campus, b) Discover ways to empower student voice and uncover your best student leaders, c) Learn how to inspire students to lead the charge in your culture-building efforts, and d) Create a focused message to inspire community connection within your school.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Cost $99 | 3 hours EILA credit
Implement The Student Leadership Challenge® in Your School
Presented by Gary Morgan, KASA partner and TLC Certified Master and Rhonda Caldwell, Ed.D., KASA Executive Director
Join this session for an introduction to The Student Leadership Challenge® (TSLC) model, the research behind it, and strategies for implementing it in your school. TSLC provides a comprehensive frame work with real-world application to help students become their very best. This session is the kickoff event to a year-long cohort comprised of school leaders, teachers and other staff who wish to launch TSLC in their school or expand their knowledge base and skill set as a leader. The session provides an overview of the cohort model and coaching planned for the year ahead to develop your leaders and a program unique to your school. Lunch and a copy of The Student Leadership Challenge®, 3rd edition will be provided. 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Cost $169 | 5 hours EILA credit 
Leadership for a Lifetime: How the Past Prepares Us for the Future
Presented by Paul Butler, Paul Butler Presentations
This motivational presentation will cover what it takes to be a good professional and highlight the power of being a good person. It will illustrate how to take individual talents and apply them to the group setting to make an unstoppable and productive team. There are common characteristics that respected people and effective leaders share - most of these traits are developed by the individual rather than through the position they hold. This presentation will cover some of these most important leadership traits, as well as how everyone can use the lessons of yesterday to overcome the challenges of today and capitalize on the opportunities of tomorrow.  
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Cost $99 | 3 hours EILA credit