State Conference Preparation Information!
The following communication will go out to all registered advisers and students. Please make sure to review, as this communication contains time sensitive information as well as some awesome student opportunities!
Our “State Conference Preparation Packet” can be found here!
Student Leadership State Conference: Draft Agenda
With so much great content year in and year out at our Student Leadership State Conference, much of our program content and curriculum remains unchanged for our participants. We are excited to bring this impactful event to hundreds of schools across the state! View the Draft Agenda below.
During the State Conference students are treated to student driven presentations selected from our Regional Connect events. These student “showcases” present topics, programs and ideas that are being executed throughout the state of Michigan, ranging from peer mentor groups, anti-bullying programs, community service projects and much more. Each showcase contains detailed information on the action student leaders took to create change in their school and how other schools can put these ideas to work for their own schools. Showcase presentations offer networking and idea sharing sessions to our State Conference Line up.
Example Showcase Presentation
Michigan Student Voice
Welcome to the future of student voice. A voice that needs to be heard, harnessed and echoed across Michigan. As you continue to light the way for students in your school and community, we want to give you the chance to inspire and empower fellow student leaders from across the state on topics that resonate with all Michigan students. Welcome to Michigan Student Voice.
One of the TOP features of our State Leadership Conference is Michigan Student Voice! A program designed to give our leaders the opportunity to present topics in a fast paced, powerful presentation style on the main stage of our State Conference.
Below is an example of a MSV presentation submission
In order for our students to put some of their conference experience into real world application, our host school helps to design student structured activities that continue the dialog on the importance of self-growth, leadership philosophy and other curricular items to support the educational growth mindset. These activities are interactive, challenging and most importantly, a fun way to teach our student leaders.
2024 Keynote Speakers
Youth motivational speaker Kate Gladdin is one of Australia’s Top 100 Women of Influence. She has spoken in over 300 schools around the world and uplifted the lives of more than 200,000 students.
An award-winning youth resilience expert & published author based in New Jersey, Kate helps school & college students learn new ways of adapting to the unpredictable challenges of modern times.
Her powerful life lessons, sparkling on-stage energy, and unique Aussie accent create one-of-kind personal development experiences teens can’t stop talking about.
Help the students in your life become RESPONSE-ABLE!
Organizations across the country have trusted Alex to strengthen their mindset and ability to achieve greatness, the same greatness that were found on the sports teams that Alex played on. Leadership, teamwork & outstanding culture are essential to succeed in today’s highly competitive world.
One of the biggest drivers of success is leadership and when you boil it down, leadership is simply influence. But most people only rely on character or relationships as influencers, but there’s more. Alex’s main focus is to strengthen individuals’ leadership skills and he does it with his Alignment, Assignment & Adjustment Leadership workshop & coaching programs. His formula has given many organizations and executives PROVEN SOLUTIONS to help them build a strong mindset that can withstand any type of obstacle both professionally and personally. It starts with doing a deep audit of who you are.
His programs have been developed from his days as a first-round draft pick (1996-11th overall) in the NFL (8-years w/Saints, Chargers & Lions) and learning the foundation of winning teams!
Known as one of America’s best youth leadership development speakers, Ted Wiese works with thousands of students every year to teach and enhance their leadership skills. Ted is in the business of making students believe they can make a difference – and he teaches them how to do it! From starting his career with Junior Achievement to establishing Wiese Training and Development, Ted’s dynamic and engaging programs have gained him a strong reputation for delivering results.
For years, the students at Ted’s presentations have laughed while they learned. His fun-filled keynotes contain contagious laughter coupled with a strong message, while his activity-oriented workshops develop student leadership skills in an energetic, highly interactive, humorous and effective manner. With wit, wisdom, real-life stories and a whole lot of fun, his programs leave students with information and skills to take back to school, ideas to put into action, and something good to talk about in the days and months ahead.