2017 Fall Middle School Leadership Conference Overview
2017 Middle School Student Leadership Conference event took place Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Tapp Middle School. The focus of the event was to enhance leadership skills in young leaders from several Cobb County middle schools.
During the conference, several members of our community shared their expertise on leadership development. In addition to the student sessions, students participated in opening and closing keynote speakers in accordance with the theme and objectives of the conference.
Sessions focused on the development of leadership skills. The speakers facilitated engaging sessions that developed and cultivated leadership skills for participants. The session were as following:
1. Integrity: In this presentation, the session leader will addressed how to promote a culture of honesty. Students participated in engaging activities that focus on the following: honesty, honor, good character, principles, ethics, morals, morality, fairness, sincerity, truthfulness and trustworthiness.
2. Communication: Part of being a great leader is to become a great communicator. Effective communication (both oral and written) is essential for growing leadership skills. This session helped middle school students to enhance their skills and improve their ability to communicate.
3. Teamwork/Problem Solving: Successful teams form the foundation of successful organizations. Participants had the opportunity to be part of several teams, so it is imperative that they have an understanding of what makes teams ‘work’. In this session, the students learned about the benefits of teamwork, the characteristics of successful teams, and the challenges that can occur in team environments.
4. Confidence: Our Confidence workshop aimed to help children grow in confidence and start to develop leadership skills. The confidence workshop consisted of confidence and team-building exercises. The session leader will use a variety of fun and engaging games.