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EEF of SPF and School District to Co-Sponsor Leadership Training for Middle School Students

January 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

The Educational Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains Fanwood and the SPF School District will co-sponsor a leadership training conference for middle school students on Feb. 15, 2014.  This year SPF LTC 100 will train over 130 new student leaders.
  
SPF LTC 100 takes some of the best features of the New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC) four-day Leadership Training Conference (LTC) held in the summer and condenses them into one day.  
 
 
This program, under the leadership of Phyllis Mirabella  (EEF of SPF),  is in its fifth year. This year's SPF LTC 100 will train 133 Delegates. After this year, the SPF LTC 100 program will have trained over 580 students to become leaders in their schools and communities. The program is possible due to the efforts of over 70 volunteers.   The volunteers include Junior Counselors (JC's) and Senior Counselors (SC's). 
 
Please find a link to the New Jersey Association of Student Council  (NJASC) Leadership Training Conference (LTC):  http://www.njasc.org/ltc/index.html 

 
Special thanks to Wakefern Corporation of Elizabeth, ShopRite of Garwood and Nick's Pizza and Deli in Fanwood who provide very generous donations for this event.
 
This program is cosponsored by the Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood and the SPF School District 
 
Below is the day's schedule, classes and full descriptions of roles:
 

5th Annual SPF LTC 100

Saturday, February 15, 2014

CONFERENCE PROGRAM & SCHEDULE

Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

“Many Stars – One Universe”

7:00-8:30         All staff reports – SC room/lesson prep, JC meet in Cafeteria & help with set-up

8:30-9:00         REGISTRATION, Delegates arrive, get nametags, t -shirts from JCs hallway outside Cafeteria

9:00                 SPF LTC 100 begins for all Delegates

9:00-9:15         WELCOME ACTIVITIES, Run by JCs in Cafeteria

9:15-9:22         ICEBREAKER with JCs (People Scavenger Hunt), Delegates get folders -  Cafeteria

9:25-10:00       SPEAKING WITH EASE for all groups with JC & SC - Classrooms

10:03-12:09      LEADERSHIP SESSIONS 1, 2 & 3 – with Junior/Senior Counselors

SC not teaching during Sessions should help with overall supervision/security/lunch set up                                 

12:12-12:52         LUNCH/Social Program - Cafeteria

12:52-1:10           JCColor Group pictures by Photography Team – MPR Hallway/Cafeteria

1:10-1:30              JC: Circle Time/Team Building - Cafeteria

1:30-2:00              VIDEO/SLIDE SHOW of day’s events - Cafeteria

2:00                        SPF LTC 100 ends for all Delegates

2:00-2:30              EVALUATION MEETING for all Junior/Senior Staff – Cafeteria

2:30-3:00              CLEAN-UP of all rooms

3:00                        Staff dismissed – once all rooms have been cleaned and inspected

Conference & Class Description:

 

100 Student Delegates, recommended by the faculty of Park and Terrill Middle Schools and St. Bartholomew’s Academy (grades 5-8), participate in an event that develops, reinforces, and promotes leadership skills.

Junior Counselors (JCs) are experienced student leaders from middle and high school that lead Delegate groups through the day's activities. 

Senior Counselors (SCs) are high school and college students and community volunteers that facilitate the day’s sessions and handle logistics, security, etc. 

A true Leadership Camp - the Junior Counselors coordinate welcoming activities and icebreakers, so that each Delegate gets to better know their fellow group members before the following leadership sessions begin:

·    Speaking With Ease!  What makes a good speaker?  Gain awareness of important principles of effective Public Speaking. 

·    Effective Communication!  Do people listen when you speak?  Do you really listen to other people?  There is a difference between “hearing” and “listening”. Find out how good a listener you really are.

·    Elected to Lead Everyone! Do you really know who your fellow students are, and how does this affect what you think about them and what they think about you? You'll have fun as you find out what "headbands" you would like to wear.

·    T.E.A.M. Time!Together Everyone Achieves More”.  What qualities make an effective leader?  How do different types of leaders affect group performance? Team Time shows the difference between transactional and transformational leadership.

LTC 100 takes some of the best features of the New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC) four-day Leadership Training Conference (LTC) program held in the summer and condenses them into one day. 

This program is cosponsored by the Education Enrichment Foundation

of Scotch Plains-Fanwood and the SPF School District.

 

 
 

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