Better Together! Officers Training


Multi-State Student Officers Training

Date: September 29th
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Event
Investment: $100 per school Team (team of up to 10 total participants, schools can register multiple teams) 

A brand new program to the MASC/MAHS fall line-up and one engineered towards the challenges our new student officers will face. This unique program concept will bring together newly elected student officers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Oregon, Texas and California. This one day workshop will focus on fundamental skill sets that are vital for the success of our students officers. Knowing that all school programs design their officer responsibilities differently, our program agenda focuses on a two-part session model, allowing each attending school to select sessions of interest and which of their students should join each open session. This program also includes a dedicated adviser resource session. 

Who Should Attend? 

This program is open for all Middle School and High School student leaders and advisers to attend. Geared towards your newly elected officers, this event has great content for any student leader looking to make an impact on their team. 

Program Agenda: 

Session #1: Officer and Leadership Training (select a session!)

  • Parliamentary Procedure (running a meeting effectively)

Do you find yourself stuck in meetings without any structure? To run an effective meeting, you need to have the skills and tools necessary. In this session, you will hear from a registered parliamentarian and a student leadership development executive to gain an understanding of the basics of parliamentary procedure, how to facilitate a practical meeting, and how to utilize the tools and tips. Resources will be shared that will help your organization strive and enhance your team’s productivity.

  • Group Dynamics (leadership styles/conflict resolution)

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” In this workshop, we will look at what group dynamics are, and why they matter. Researchers have found when a team has a positive dynamic, its members are nearly twice as creative as an average group. As such, we will take a deep dive into your personal leadership style, how others perceive you, and how you can contribute to the betterment of the group.

  • Put your Executive Board on the Road to Success! (membership, accountability, voting/elections) 

Relationships are the key to having the Courageous Conversations your council needs when making decisions. Join Terry Hamm, TASC Director; and TASC Leadership Consultants, Antoinette Hernandez and Dedric Williams to practice the skills you need to build a positive council culture. Be ready for active participation.

  • Middle School Magic 

Do you think Tony Stark was a leader? What about Hermoine Granger? Is Lady Gaga? In this session, you will explore what it means to be an effective leader today. You will discover the secret behind your own leadership style. You’ll experience the impact creativity has on creating influence, and you’ll learn about how powerful an impact you can make right now…as a middle school leader.

  • Communication Creates Connection 

In a world where fist-bumps, conferences, and face-to-face conversations have been put on hold, our list of ways to connect with each other seems to be getting shorter. As a leader in 2020, our ability to communicate is paramount to our ability to connect. The goal of this session is to equip you as leaders with the communication tools you need to not only deliver a message, but truly connect with who you're communicating with. 

  • A - Z Adviser Resources! (Concurrent Adviser Resource Breakout Session!)

Advising has changed tremendously over the past few months! Our jobs are different and the workload is bigger. Need to re-energize, get some fresh ideas and have access to a huge list of resources? This session designed for advisors will provide you with all these things!

Session #2: Interest Based Breakouts (select a session!)

  • Understanding Equity/Social Justice 
  • Mental Health (leading during a crisis
  • Student Voice and Hot Topics
  • The Fascination of Organization 
  • Social Media and Student Leaders
  • Navigating Fall Events 


  • Registration Deadline: September 24th, 2020 (limited space so it may close sooner than the registration deadline)
  • Cancellation Deadline: September 17, 2020
  • Names to be Submitted: September 24th, 2020

Welcome to your Virtual Conference Experience!

The following video tutorial covers our digital conference platform, EventOwl. This brief overview showcases how to navigate the conference platform and some of what you can expect when registering for a digital conference. This platform allows our participants to view a full agenda, select sessions of interest, download handouts and resources and allows dedicated space for networking! Although we are not in the same room, we are still in this together!