Post-millennial students come to our schools, classrooms, and athletic teams lacking not only skills in leadership, but desire and commitment to lead as well. This entertaining and engaging session begins by examining the characteristics of post-millennial students, then equips teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, and administrators with surprisingly effective and practical ways to transform those characteristics into strategies that attract student leaders, inspire them to lead, and prepare them with skills and knowledge to grow their leadership skills in ways that benefit them and the students and adults with whom they work every day.
The session is designed to maximize leadership in student and school organizations, on athletic teams, and in the school and community as a whole. The interactive, hands-on workshop will focus on two important areas: (1) preparing students to act as leaders and (2) equipping students with key skills and knowledge for leading successfully. Those attending will come away with a process they may implement to develop students through integrity, self-reflection, long- and short-term goal setting, positive risk taking, coping with and planning for change, individual and group decision-making (including a process for making difficult decisions), commitment, progress monitoring, and sustainability.
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch is on your own)
Location: Wabash Valley Education Center
Jim Kestner is the founder of Excellence in Youth and is nationally recognized for youth development and leadership. For over 30 years, he has taught, conducted research, and partnered with administrators, faculty, parents, and students to empower individuals to realize their potential in their careers and lives. As a public school teacher and coach, university professor and administrator preparing teachers, and consultant developing educational programs and resources for schools, organizations, and businesses, Kestner has built his career around sharing perspectives that translate the best in research and practice into practical strategies and programs that motivate and empower students, educators, and others to overcome roadblocks and make a real difference. His passion, insight, unique perspectives, and mix of humor and compassion have captured the attention of clients such as Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, Coretta Scott King, Henry Kissinger, the National Education Association, Horace Mann Insurance Companies, the Abraham Lincoln Institute for Literacy in America, NASA, and several Olympic National Governing Bodies. Kestner and his wife Tami have been married for 24 years and work hard every day to raise their three children with a passion for realizing their potential in life through respect, discipline, and responsibility.
Registration open through 11/5/2017 11:59 PM EST
WVEC CANCELLATION POLICY:
* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.
*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.