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!
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.
A new feature to this years 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.
2023 Keynote Speakers
If you want to do what you love and develop the skills you need to do what you love, then you will want to pay attention!
Lamarr Womble will help push you past your life challenges, teach you game changing skills to help you execute on your passions, all while helping you lead yourself & others!
He has been featured as a:
- A Tedx and Tedx Youth Speaker
- Featured on MSNBC.com
- Author of the upcoming book, “Legendary: How Any Student Can Become a Legendary Leader!”
- Co-Host of The Men Up Podcast
You can call him by his nickname Ldiddy and he believes he makes the best scrambled eggs in the United States of America, this is 100% fact!
Chris Collins is a speaker, author, and consultant with a message that is inspiring students across the country. His unique blend of humor, knowledge, and energy provide high impact moments with results that last long after the presentation. Chris has delivered talks to all types of crowds, including two of the largest High School districts in the country, national conferences, Fortune 500 companies, and colleges and universities of every shape, size, and hue. He doesn’t always give speeches but when he does they’re your favorite speeches favorite speech!
As a former student leader and current college speaker, Chris gets it! Chris’ take on student leadership is one of the most interesting in the country because he blends his knowledge of leadership strategies, love of music, authentic desire to help students, to create a message that reaches students of every level.
Brooks Harper is an Author, Speaker and Career Expert. His company helps students and professionals discover, develop, market and sell their knowledge, skills and abilities that bring tangible value to the market place.
His books, Why Should We Hire You? , 7 Skills to Make Mills and Just C-H-I-L-L-L, are tremendous resources for students and educators. They have been incorporated into economics, business, and career-success curricula as the go-to-books for teaching interview skills, self-marketing, personal branding, soft skills development and stress management.
Brooks has spoken on hundreds of K12, college and corporate campuses across the country to more than one million students and educators. Brooks aspires to the belief that EVERY DAY is an interview and an opportunity to turn learning into earning.