IMPORTANT: Student Presenters under the age of 13 may not submit their own application. Advisers must submit the workshop application on their behalf. By initiating a submission below, you acknowledge that you are at least 13 years of age and eligible to submit your own application to the LEAD Conference.
Know Before You Apply:
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
NASSP strives to create a diverse and inclusive culture throughout the conference experience and expects conference presenters to reflect that culture by:
Accessible Presentation Resources:
Note to Applicants:
Begin your workshop proposal by selecting the LEAD Conference where you wish to present. If you would like to present at each event, you will have the opportunity to designate this on the first step of your submission. Your workshop proposal will be submitted to the conference(s) you select there.
All presenters are required to include the following in their proposal submission:
Your workshop proposal will be submitted to the conference you pick above. You may also opt to submit it to other LEAD Conferences on the first step of the submission process.
All presenters are required to submit the following:
Choose the Category (in Bold) that is most closely related to your proposed workshop. Examples of workshop topics related to each category are listed below.
Building connections is an essential ingredient of effective leadership. LEAD provides you the opportunity to build a national [peer] network of support and resources that will help you achieve your goals and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Topic Examples: strategic partnerships, peer and professional communities, building community buy-in and support, creating a chapter/council persona through social media, unified leadership, effective collaboration, strengthening of culture & climate
Expanding Leadership Skills
Continual growth is necessary to be a successful leader. LEAD is centered on creating space and opportunities for students and advisers to gain actionable skills and resources to become more impactful leaders in their schools, communities, and beyond.
Topic Examples: new adviser basics, organization, constitutions/bylaws, setting goals, team building, meeting management - running effective meetings, technical writing for advertisements/proposals, new member onboarding, officer training, basics of being a leader.
Amplifying Student Voice
Amplifying student voice is key to creating more equitable, inclusive, and student-centered communities. LEAD empowers students with skill-building opportunities while creating an open environment for them to offer valuable insight, fresh perspectives, and innovative ideas.
Topic Examples: effective advocacy, student forums, surveys, Raising Student Voice & Participation (RSVP) process, civic engagement, public speaking, publicity/promotion/marketing, building social and digital media campaigns and events, creating chapter/council persona through social media, elections and campaigns
Leading Through Service
Service, a cornerstone of leadership, is voluntarily giving your time and using your skills and talents for the benefit of the community and beyond. Serving others as individuals or in groups raises empathy and compassion toward those in need or crisis and creates lifelong habits of volunteering and active citizenship.
Topic Examples: defining types of service, serving the school or community, service learning, schoolwide service projects, charitable fundraising, counting and tracking service hours, identifying service resources
Every proposal must have only one (1) person who is designated as the primary presenter on the application. No more than two additional people may be included as co-presenters. Student proposals require the inclusion of both an adviser and a principal's name and information. The adviser and principal will be automatically notified when a student proposal is submitted. Workshop proposals submitted by advisers require the inclusion of their principal’s name and information. Principals receive automatic notification whenever an adviser’s proposal is submitted.
The following information will be requested and is optional unless indicated as ‘Required’:
Optional: You may upload up to two handouts as part of your workshop proposal.
The last step of workshop submission involves reviewing what you have entered and pressing "Confirm and Submit" to receive a confirmation email message.
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