Activate – Student Leader Training






SkillsUSA is all about students assuming leadership roles and taking action, whether at school, at home or in their communities. Our students serve as role models and on teams that get things done. However, we often have the desire to act but have a hard time getting started.

TrainersThat’s what Activate is all about! This ground-breaking, two-and-a-half-day leadership conference will help SkillsUSA members find their “start button” through action-oriented, high-energy and motivational programming. Activate is open to all SkillsUSA members.

During the course of the conference, chapter leaders will discover how to ignite the leader in them and how to maximize their potential. Participants will spend time learning what motivates them and how to motivate others. They will take a look at what it means to present a positive image – and the effects that image can have not only on themselves, but also on their school, SkillsUSA, and career and technical education.

Participants will be led through a series of self-discovery, hands-on training which will include the following topics:

  • values and character
  • maximizing strengths and talents
  • goal setting
  • time management
  • responsibility and self-discipline
  • image projection
  • leadership characteristics
  • leading without a title
  • teamwork
  • building trust
  • conflict resolution
  • respecting others
  • communication
  • serving others and planning a service project

Students will complete the course feeling empowered with the necessary tools for success, which include their individual playbook of strategies.

The cost of the Activate conference is $165 per participant.

Register here for Activate.