Leading in Theatre and Music Presenter – Aaron Avery Students will participate in team building activities as well as, learn about being part of team through musical groups and from a theatre perspective. Students will learn how to lead and take part in decision making, while being part of a group.
Gender Defender Presenter – Mary-Lynn Brinston As the parent of two children, a daughter in a lesbian relationship and a son who is Trans, Mary-Lynn will introduce students to challenges facing LGBTQ youth and more importantly ways to challenge outdated attitudes. Participants will look at ways to model acceptance and create safe places within their school.
CSLA and CSLC – You, Your Students and Your School Presenter: John Dennison ADVISORS will be introduced to the Canadian Student Leadership Association (CSLA), what it is, why it exists, who it is and what it has to offer Newfoundland schools. As well as the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), what it is, where it is, and how to get your school to attend (including budgeting, travel, logistics, fund-raising opportunities and more…..) as well as the benefits of attending for you, your students and your school.
Art Presenter: Darrell Lafosse This session is designed to extend student creativity and to enhance and promote self expression through art. Students will utilize colouring pencils, sketching pencils, fine black ink pens and markers to create works of art.
Personality! Getting to Know Yourself and Each Other Presenter: Travis Parsons and Kandice Strowbridge Students will learn what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to use these to be happier and more successful in all areas of their lives. Students will learn how to motivate other personality types and how to work with people who have vastly different personalities.
Thinking Outside the Box Presenter: Maryanne Brown Students will engage in activities that require them to be creative and think outside the norm. In my session, I will encourage students to be creative and show them that there is not only one path to a solution.
2 Rooms and a Boom! Presenter: Travis Parsons and Kandice Strowbridge This is a social group game designed for fun. However, groups select leaders, and debate options. There is problem solving, and generally a fun social experiment in the dynamic of a diverse group.
The Ultimate Student Leadership Calendar Presenter: Val Abbott Looking for activities to run in your school? In this session, we’ll all work together to create the ULTIMATE Student Leadership Calendar – a month-by-month mega-list of all the stuff we love to do. Bring your best ideas, and come prepared to share!
Combat Zone (Introduction to balance and wrestling) Presenter: Jonathan Hickman In this session, students will learn about maintaining balance through basic wrestling activities. They will gain self confidence and learn to be assertive.
First Impression – Resume Writing Presenter: Sonya Abbott/Sarah Murphy Session will focus on resume writing, positive work ethic and the importance of volunteering.
Stress Busters! (Strategies for Dealing With the Stresses of Leadership)Presenter: Tanya Cusick Being in a leadership role can often mean dealing with a lot of stress. Learning strategies that will help you pay attention to your body and mind with help deal with it productivity.
Self Care Presenter: Jeff Moulton Students will learn the importance of self care in a leadership role. Session will also focus on ways to take care of your mind and body.
Yoga Presenter: Rhonda Scott Leadership starts with self. Healthy self, equals healthy life including your mind and body. Yoga offers the participant opportunities to relax, reflect and rejuvenate.
Would you Stay or Would You Go? Understanding Dating Violence Presenter: Barb Barry (Grace Sparks House) and Krista Foote (Burin Peninsula Voice Against Violence) Students will gain an understanding of why some individuals choose to stay in violent and unhealthy relationships. Student leaders will also learn how to be an effective support to someone experiencing violence in a relationship. This session will include activities and interactive discussion.
Small Schools, Big Leadership Presenter: April Poole Students will learn that even small schools can offer a lot in terms of student leadership. There will be activities, suggestions for starting student councils, as well as team building exercises.
Every “Body” Presenter: Mary-Lynn Brinston Body Image is no longer an issue to talk about only to girls! After nearly a decade of working in violence prevention and volunteering with equity seeking organizations, my eyes were opened to the impact of media messaging around body image. This is quickly becoming an issue affecting both boys and girls at a young age. Let’s peel back the layers of these messages that are telling us we are not good enough and explore ways to create body positive messages for male and female students.
Engage, Activate, Empower (Mandatory Teacher Session) Presenter: Trish Boyer (SSNL)School Sports NL is piloting Activate Engage Empower in the fall of 2018. This program engages youth leaders to be active living ambassadors within their schools under the guidance of a teacher. The Active Living ambassadors will receive a renumeration for their efforts. Research demonstrates that youth driven recreational sports have more success in engaging youth in participation and lifelong commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.
3,2,1……Improv! Presenter: Stephanie Eveleigh The session will begin warming students up through a series of drama games, initiating team building. From there they will learn the basic rules of improv through a number of activities. Improv allow individuals to step outside of their comfort zone, gain confidence in public speaking, discover more about oneself and become a better listener – all crucial skills to becoming a successful leader.
Hosting a PSLC at your School (Teacher Session) Presenter: Mike Fennell The primary focus of this presentation is to give teachers a realistic picture about what goes into hosting a PSLC at their school. Often times, teachers have many questions about the cost that goes into it as well as the time commitment. It will be emphasized that the leadership characteristics of taking initiative and working hard will be developed in students as it becomes clear to teachers just how much work is involved. However, what is also emphasized is the tremendous sense of satisfaction after it is accomplished, as fostering student leadership in the province brings us one step closer to ensuring our students are leaving high school as qualified and capable young adults.
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Leadership in your Community Presenter: Radhoc Radhoc has a unique focus on by-youth-for-youth action within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In this hands-on, interactive workshop, presented by Radhoc Youth Leadership, students will explore principles relating social innovation, pragmatic leadership and global citizenship. They will engage in current and historical topics of interest and learn how they can apply these to their own individual actions, to their school, and as agents of change in the global community.
EF Tours and the Canadian Youth Ambassador Program (Teacher Session) Presenter: Jessica King, Kelsey Cornwall, EF Tours Come learn about EF Educational tours, what we do, who we are and how we can help make your classroom come to life on a cross curricular, experiential learning tour. We will also speak about the CYAP program and how they can share this with their students.
EF Tours and the Canadian Youth Ambassador Program (Student Session)Presenter: Jessica King, Kelsey Cornwall, EF Tours This is a great opportunity for student leaders to learn about EF Educational tours, the CYAP program and how they can take their ideas and make an impact on a national and Global Scale! Come learn about your One http://www.eftours.ca/one-idea.
Escape JBH Presenter: Tina Knickle Put your leadership and teamwork skills to the test with this session, a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the room.
Gender Neutral Leadership Presenter: Renita Dominaux Great leadership is gender neutral! In this session, students will gain an understanding of what gender neutral leadership is and discuss some of the challenges and stereotypes associated with gender and leadership.
Cooperative Games Presenter: Kenny Green Cooperative games differ from competitive games, as games (e.g. basketball, soccer) tend to focus on winning or losing, while cooperative games do not have to have a sole winner, as the objective is for all teams to succeed. Come join us and have fun!
Finding $ Balance Presenter: Lori Blackmore Working in small groups, students in Finding $ Balance will explore the importance of saving and budgeting through fun and interactive activities. This session will take students through creating and managing a personal budget. Students will determine if their current career goals will allow them to live within their means once independent. Discussions will also focus on the cost of needs and wants in contemporary society. Understanding and managing finances will help with personal development and the development of leadership competencies.
Living WE at School: Experiential service-learning with WE Schools (Teacher Session) Presenter: WE Schools – Kate Haire We will explore issues that you are passionate about, while getting to learn about experiential service-learning in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities. Introducing educators to the WE Schools program, a free experiential service-learning program. We are cause inclusive, and are here to support educators in leading groups and/or implementing our resources in their classrooms.
GSAs in your School Presenter: Laura Downton Session will include steps for setting up a GSA club including step by step directions, where to find resources, introduction to policies and guidelines, and the opportunity to establish an initial plan. Information will also be offered on becoming an ally with LGBTQ community in cases where there is already a GSA club in place or not an interest in starting a club.
Whole School Games Presenter: Shaun Galloway During this session we will practice a series of games that you can use for the whole school. We found that we have more participation during spirit days when everyone is active. Most of these games work best with 100 or more people. So, come along and be prepared to move.
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