Head, Heart & Soul of Leadership 2.0

NCASC EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE

FOR STUDENT LEADERS IN GRADES 6-9

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2021  •  HOSTED VIRTUALLY BY WAKEFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Gifted leadership occurs when heart and head—feeling and thought—meet. These are the two winds that allow a leader to soar.

DANIEL GOLEMAN

AUTHOR AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST

9:00 – 9:40am

Opening General Session featuring Chris Seifert

9:43 – 10:10am

Council Sessions

The advisor session is with Chris Seifert.
Council sessions are presented via Zoom.

10:13 – 10:45am

Skillshops: The Head of Leadership

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Skillshops are presented via Zoom.

SK1: Making Heads or Tails of Virtual Elections & Virtual Councils

Presented by Skylar Talmadge & Alex Numbers

Councils don’t have to go dormant during the Pandemic. The facilitators will share tips on how to conduct elections and remain active during remote learning.

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SK2: It Starts at the Top - How to Run Effective Meetings

Presented by Jared Dansky & Emily Gilliam

Do you lose track of time in your meetings? Do you want to get more accomplished? The facilitators will share tips that have helped our council focus and get more accomplished.

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SK3: Get Your Head in the Game - Tips for How to Organize for Better Focus

Presented by Vicky Bernstein, Elsa Weiner, and Mattie Sochacki

Organization can be such a struggle for so many and has lasting implications for your life. We will share some tips to help you get and stay organized.

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SK4: Heads Up! Don’t Let Information Fall on Deaf Ears

Presented by Maya Kerr

One of the biggest challenges in society is we don’t often listen to one another. In this skillshop, you will learn more about the skill of actively listening and how it impacts engagement with others.

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SK5: Rising Head & Shoulders Above the Rest - Tips for Setting & Achieving Your Goals

Presented by Kayla Gicovi, Gwen Kreel, and Mariah Sanchez

This skillshop will focus on strategies individuals and groups can implement in order to accomplish the goals they set.

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SK6: Advisors

Note: this is a continuation of the advisor session that started at 9:43 (listed above under Council Sessions). As such, this session began at 9:43 and lasts until 10:45am. 

Presented by Chris Seifert and Kris Thomasson

Discover more about the NCASC and the resources it  has to offer advisors. A  special training session geared for advisors at multiple levels of experience will be followed by Q & A time.

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10:45 – 10:50am

Break

Take a few minutes for a quick comfort break, to grab a snack, check in with your family… and then hurry back!

10:50 – 10:52am

General Session 2 (Pre-recorded)

NCASC Honor Council Information with Kayla Gicovi

10:55 – 11:25am

Seminars: The Heart of Leadership

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Seminars are presented via Zoom.

Advisors, please join a seminar.
SM1: A Little Food for Thought Does the Heart Good-Becoming a Compassionate Entrepreneur

Presented by Maggie Kane, Founder, A Place at the Table (Raleigh, NC)
Assisted by Kayla Gicovi

In this seminar, Ms. Kane will share how her passions for helping others led to a rewarding career path.

Link to Maggie’s full TED Talk

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SM2: Take Your Needs to Heart-Coping and Self Care in Challenging Times

Presented by Senah Andrews, MS, LPA (Concord, NC)
Assisted by Elsa Weiner and Caroline Sartain

In this seminar, Ms. Andrews will offer strategies to help us stay calm while dealing with the challenges we face on a daily basis.

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SM3: Leadership is Not for the Faint of Heart- Applying CASTLE Principles of Leadership to your Daily Life

Presented by Walter Goodwyn, Director of Emerging Scholars Program, Office of Multicultural Education, Concordia University (Wisconsin) – and former NCASC Eastern District President
Assisted by Jared Dansky and Daniel Acree

In this Seminar, Mr. Goodwyn will share six key  attributes we look for in our leaders and challenge our young leaders to implement them in their own lives.

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SM4: It’s Time for A Change of Heart - The Power of a New Generation: Conversations about Cultural Understanding, Equity & Unity

Presented by Anaum Salman, Spoken Word Artist and Student Activist
Assisted by Gina DeBose and Sam Hendrix

In this seminar, Ms. Salman will share her poetry and facilitate a discussion about the tough topics-equity, unity, and cultural understanding.

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Anytime you do something from the heart, people just know it.   

BRAD PAISLEY

AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER

11:28am – 12:05pm

Third General Session featuring Ariana DeBose

12:08 – 12:30pm

Council Sessions: The Soul of Leadership

Council sessions are presented via Zoom.

12:33 – 12:45pm

Closing General Session

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Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

SWAMI SIVANANDA

PHYSICIAN AND SPIRITUAL TEACHER (1887-1963)

Lead with your head,
your heart,
and your soul!