At the Teen Leadership Conference, students ages 13 and above are treated like real people who wrestle with real issues — and who need answers that match the real world. Students will learn about modern day issues including politics, science, and worldviews! Also, students learn about economic issues and entrepreneurship. Parents are always welcome to attend, too. The Teen Leadership Conference is unlike any other!
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Guide to Freedom Series
Everyone wants a life of freedom and flexibility where they have the time and the ability to do what they think is most important when they want to do it. The problem is that few people really take the time to figure out what you need to do to have a life like that. Freedom requires discipline and flexibility requires structure. The Guide to Freedom series teaches the core principles of discipline and structure and how to apply those principles to gain freedom and flexibility.
How to Take Amazing Pictures With Any Camera!
Just because you don’t have a fancy camera doesn’t mean you can’t take amazing pictures! It’s how the photographer thinks—regardless of what camera he’s using—that determines how a picture turns out. Learn from the professionals and soak in a host of simple photography tricks anyone can apply with any camera. Know what to start looking for. Know what limitations to start avoiding. There are special moments happening around you every day—learn to capture them well!
Lunch Break – (Lunch not provided)
What You Really Need to Know: What a Student Should Learn Before They Launch
Why is it that almost half of the college graduates can’t find a job? What’s missing? What does a student really need to learn between the ages of sixteen and twenty-two to be ready for “real life”? Everyone focuses on academics, but you need more than academic ability to be fully equipped for the challenges and responsibilities of adulthood. In this session Jonathan will guide you through the seven essential skills and abilities that are crucial for successfully launching into adulthood. This time of life is a unique time, offering amazing possibilities. Come learn how to maximize this time, focus on the essentials, and be prepared and equipped for extraordinary success!
Leadership: Become a Leader You Can Admire
Our country needs strong leaders now more than ever. But there is more to leadership than standing in front of a crowd. It requires a certain attitude and commitment that doesn’t always come naturally. In this session, we’ll learn the qualities of a leader and how to hone those in ourselves and others. Come to be inspired and leave with a desire to inspire others.
SaturdayLearning to Speak Well
Speaking in public doesn’t have to be intimidating. In this session, we’ll learn the tips and tricks to make it easier. We’ll also learn the basics of speech writing. You’ll leave feeling more prepared for future public speaking College Madness – When the Crowd is Wrong Session
“Go to school, get good grades, get into a good college so you can get a good job and live The American Dream!” Well, the American Dream is broken and many students are broke when they graduate college. Come learn about crowd dynamics, groupthink and how to make sure you’re on the right side of the incredible changes, opportunities and challenges happening in Higher Education today… regardless of what the crowd is doing.
Lunch Break – (Lunch not provided)
Get Back Up: Resiliency and Failure!
Young adults today tend to have a few significant things in common, and among these are a) a deep desire to have their lives matter, and b) a strong aversion to failure. Every young adult faces roadblocks, but not everyone responds effectively to failure and hardship – and many young adults find themselves stalling out and getting stuck. Sharing from personal experience as well as from experience working with over two hundred young adults as a mentor and life coach, Victoria speaks to the issues of resiliency, identity, and practically responding to failure.
Just because you can argue, doesn’t mean you can do it effectively. In this workshop, we will learn the main parts of a logical argument, how to defend an argument, and how to refute someone else’s argument. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice!