Workshops

One aspect of the MYLead conference is interactive workshops on topics of greatest interest to our conference participants.  Workshops we are considering this year are listed below.  The final roster of workshops will be dependent on interest shown in the different workshops through pre-conference registration:

Leadership Styles
Do you want to better understand the differences between your leadership style and others?  This highly interactive session focuses on how these differences both complement and compete with each other.  Teams require individuals who bring the right mix of skills to be successful. You will leave this session with a deeper understanding of your core leadership values relative to others.

Goal Setting
Setting goals is a foundational skill for every strong leader. We need to know how to set SMART goals that drive us toward the outcomes we want, without setting us up to experience too many bumps along the road.  Learn how to set goals that help move you (and your groups/teams) forward quickly and effectively. As a bonus, you will see how MYLead alum have employed this skill, and see what tremendous accomplishments many have achieved.  

Motivating Others
Are you passionate about an organization, position, or future career?  Discover your “Why” and learn how to use it as a powerful motivator to enroll others in your success.

Public Speaking
We all get a little nervous when we hear the words “public speaking”. In this workshop you will learn how to improve your ability to speak in front of others through instruction and practice. 

Positive Relations
In this highly interactive workshop, we’ll practice ways to build healthy and productive in-person relationships.  We’ll also talk through many examples of healthy as well as toxic relationships, and how make them each more positive.

Engaging Across Difference
Do you wish you understood our commonalities and differences? Learning how to relate to people who may be different than you and how to practice understanding is key to being a good leader. In this workshop you will explore what’s important to you as you navigate school, friendships, and your post-MYLead experience. 

Emotional Intelligence
Do you sometimes feel disconnected, even though you are surrounded by people?  Or maybe you see a friend or loved one slipping away because they are going through something difficult.  Emotions are powerful. When we recognize how to harness our experiences and our emotions, we are able to find new ways of connecting.  There is strength in knowing we are not alone. Discover how to turn your experiences into powerful tools that can strengthen the way you connect and communicate with others.

Personal Leadership
Are you looking to leave a legacy as a leader? Learn the different types of legacies, who can help you in your journey, and what resources are available. The Big Three Legacies are professional, personal, and hero. Together, we will discover how these three legacies fit into your life and how to improve them.

Leading Change
Do you want to create change but are unsure how to facilitate it? This workshop will provide a map on how to lead change and navigate adversity in your ideas. Learn how to motivate others to join you and execute your ideas while changing the world around you.

Women In Leadership
Do you struggle with being a woman in leadership? Do you have a woman in your life who struggles with leadership? Learn different ways for women to effectively lead and change the world around you. *All genders welcome in this workshop*

Leadership In Sports
Are you a team captain? Do you want to lead your team to victory?  Learn how to lead your team with encouragement using your own personal leadership style.

Resume Building
Does your high school lack a class on how to fill out job applications and build a resume? Learn the basics of filling out applications and creating resumes that stand out to land your dream job! 


Creative Ideation
As leaders, we are asked to step up, to lead our peers, and to set an example.  Often times, this means getting creative in the way we approach everyday challenges.  Learn techniques to help set yourself apart, find solutions others may not see, and bring a fresh spin to old programs/ways of doing things.

Empathy in Leadership
Empathy is crucial. When one describes a leader, empathetic is not usually one of the characteristics listed. Why not? Research shows that when a leader is empathetic, their followers reach more than was originally expected. Explore empathy through the lens of leaders, leadership and how that can translate to projects within your school and community. 

Balancing Commitments
Do you feel like your plate is too full and you simply can’t do everything? Learn how to prioritize your responsibilities, balance everything you want to accomplish, and create a well-balanced schedule. 

Finding the Best Path to Success
Where do I start? How can I make a change? What is the right path to success? Who can help me get there? When can I start my journey to success? These are the questions that many of us struggle to answer. As leaders, building your own path is the key to happiness and life-long success. Discover the never ending possibilities that your future holds and build confidence in taking big steps towards a life full of success.

Goals in Motion
Everyone can have great goals and ideas. What truly separates a leader from any other person is his or her ability to follow through with plans and make appropriate accommodations. Leaders should not only set goals, but aim to go above and beyond those goals.  Learn the steps you need to set your goals in motion.

Valuing Diversity
Do you wish you knew how to connect with others in a meaningful way? Being able to engage and value the diverse perspectives and experiences others bring to the table is critical to getting the most out of teams. Learn about yourself and the values of others around you in order to be a more effective leader.