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Event Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Location: Chopticon High School, St. Mary’s County
• On-site check-in: 8:30-9:30 a.m. / dismissal 4:00 p.m.
• Registration opens: Friday, October 19, 2018
• Registration closes:
Sunday, November 4, 2018 EXTENDED Wed., Nov. 7
• Registration postmarked:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, EXTENDED Sat., Nov. 10
• Cost: $25 per student/adult (cost per selected student workshop presenter: $15 A list was sent to school advisors/regional advisors identifying those students)
Want to see a few highlights from last year’s Fall Leadership Conference? Baltimore County Public Schools posted a clip in their event clips: https://vimeo.com/243907453
The first conference of the year is MASC’s annual Fall Leadership Conference. Participating in this conference helps students hone their leadership skills while meeting other student leaders from across the state.
The middle school component of our Fall Conference is designed to help young students explore their leadership ability and engage their potential to serve and inspire those around them. The first workshop is for new middle school attendees on Parliamentary Procedures, while those who have attended previously will participate in a parliamentary review and a public speaking workshop, followed by a mock general assembly to practice new skills. All middle schoolers will also attend a workshop on Event Planning and Principles of a Good SGA. In addition, they will participate in a service project to support our state charity, “Believe in Tomorrow Foundation” The day’s activities will allow students to develop a basic understanding of what it means to be a student leader and exposes them to experiences that they will be able to bring back to their own school’s student council.
The high school workshops vary slightly from the middle school portion of the conference. High school delegates will experience a series of interactive workshops designed specifically for Maryland’s high-school leaders. Workshop topics change from year to year and are on any imaginable topic. These can include advocacy, diversity, school spirit, community service, running homecoming, dealing with student councils documents, or unique topics that workshop presenters wish to share with our students. There is always a wide variety from which high school delegates choose. In addition, high school students will also participate in a service project to support our state charity, “Believe in Tomorrow Foundation.”
High School Workshop Descriptions (pdf file: HSWorkshopDescriptions)
High school students will pick five workshops. They will be assigned to two-three. Workshops will be assigned based on selections on the registration form.
As MASC is a student-empowered organization, the majority of workshops and roundtables will be written and facilitated by trained students. We believe that peer to peer teaching is a great technique used in student leadership that allows everyone involved to get the most out of the topic in question.
This year’s conference will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018. To cover the expense of conference materials, facilities, and food for the delegates/advisors, the cost of attendance is $25.
High School “MD Talks”
Again this year, our high school students will have the opportunity to participate in “MD Talks.” This year’s theme is centered around your “Youth Voice & Leadership .” Depending on the number of students selected, students will get a chance to speak for 2-3 minutes each and share their own personal experiences and stories centered around the theme.
The application is due by October 24th. Phone interviews with applicants will be conducted between October 25th-29th, and student speakers will be notified of their status by October 31st.
If selected, permission to record and post the MD Talk requires this form: http://bit.ly/2N0Xy8W
Link to apply to share a story centered around your “Youth Voice & Leadership .” (registration link)
Registration for Selected Workshop Presenters: Cost is $15 for certified student presenters who are selected to be workshop presenters for this event. Note: School advisors are asked to register selected workshop presenters along with the rest of their school’s delegation. If a presenter’s school is not sending a delegation, registration still needs to be done by the advisor following the same registration instructions. Simply indicate that Mrs. Crawford will be the “Attending Advisor.”)
After the registration opens and you have reviewed this page and all of the PDF attachments listed below, then advisors may register their school students.
NOTE: For returning advisors, you will be prompted to log in. If you forgot your password, follow the instructions provided for retrieving it. If your school did not attend an event last year, you will be prompted to create an account. As always, if you have questions, contact the MASC Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Invitation Letter (pdf: FLCInviteLetter2018)
• Registration Checklist (pdf: RegistrationChecklist-FLC2018)
• Registration Worksheet (pdf: RegistrationWorksheet-FLC2018) (Word: RegistrationWorksheet-FLC2018)
• High School Workshop Choices (pdf file: HSWorkshopDescriptions)
• Emergency Form – adults/students & student presenters (PDF:EmergencyFormFLC2018) (Word: EmergencyFormFLC2018)
• Agenda (pdf: FLCAgenda2018)
• Emergency Safety Plan: (email Karen.Crawford@mdstudentcouncils.org)
• Advisor, Guest, Presenters’ Packets MS Students’ Packet HS Students’ Packet
MASC Membership Application (click here). Schools do not need to be a member of MASC in order to attend this conference as there is no business meeting. However, MASC depends on the funds from membership and it would be great to have our Maryland schools support the student voice by becoming MASC members.