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Student Leadership Workshop Registration Forms

Student Leadership Program Information

Hospice Blankets made at the conference

2023- 2024 Student Leadership Workshops
Our Theme: "Building Community through Leadership and Service" 

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”                            

                                                      - Mahatma Gandhi

The Student Leadership Training Program is a series of conferences that are designed to help students gain skills in leadership.  There are three conferences a year for highschool juniors.

 Each conference is unique, with an agenda arranged by the current year’s student directors and the planning committee.   The conferences are an interactive educational experience where students learn various leadership techniques. At each workshop, a main theme is presented by a featured speaker, followed by breakout sessions guided by the Student Directors, with facilitation by instructors from Adventure Programs at Clark Sports Center.  Students enjoy the exchange of ideas and practices that they are able to implement in their home schools.

 The Student Directors play a large role in the Leadership Program.  At the March program, high school juniors are nominated by their peers to run for the next year’s Student Director positions. The nominees prepare speeches to be presented at the April program, which are followed by a general election.  At the beginning of the next program year, the newly-elected Student Directors are trained in conference planning, group facilitation, and debriefing of activities. 

 The conferences are held at the State University College at Oneonta, in the Hunt Union.  They typically run from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

 November 2, 2023        High School Workshop #1    

 February 6, 2024          High School Workshop #2    

 April 16, 2024               High School Workshop #3   and ELECTION DAY

 Meet the planning committee...

Suzanne Swantak-Furman – Executive Coordinator, CASSC

Carolyn Leon-Palm - Assistant Coordinator, CASSC

Jim DiLiberto, Clark Sports Center

All events take place at the State University College at Oneonta. Students are chosen by and registered for these workshops by their respective school districts.  Registration forms and descriptive fliers will be sent to schools in advance of each event. If you have questions regarding the program, or are unsure if your district is currently a member of this CoSer, please contact us. 

Suzanne Swantak-Furman, Executive Coordinator
Carolyn Leon-Palm, Assistant Coordinator

      243 Fitzelle Hall, SUNY Oneonta
      Oneonta, NY 13820

      Phone: (607)-436-2533
      Fax: (607)-436-2015

      E-mail: [email protected]

Registration Forms and Brochure