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What are LEAD Conferences?

Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development at an affordable price to students and advisers of the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, the National Association of Student Councils, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Watch a short video!

Want to present?

My students were inspired, blossomed and gained new confidence.
—Kristin Deike, Eagle Ridge Middle School, NM


Feb. 13–15, 2015
Westin Lombard
Yorktown Center,
Lombard, IL

Nice choice of presenters...we feel energized!
—Angie Zarrillo,
Truman HS, MO
This was an incredible experience for both me and my students.
—Denise Guise, Fisher Middle-High School, LA

Albuquerque, NM

Nov. 14–16, 2014
Hotel Albuquerque
at Old Town

My students
truly become energized...
—Susan Knitter, Trinity Lutheran School, IL

Washington, D.C.

Jan. 30–Feb. 1, 2015
Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel

The personal growth that I have seen with my students is awesome.
—Dr. William McIlwee, Eureka High School, MO
The keynote speakers...they are always what the students remember...
—Lindsay Bentz, Center Grove High School, IN
I have a new appreciation of the ability of students to invest in learning skills...
—Yvette Drazich,
St. Mark's HS, DE
This conference reminds me...we can make a difference in a student's life.
—Celia Jimenez, Escuela International Sampedrana, Honduras

What's New?

Opportunities for Partnering

Who Should Attend?

  • Student leaders in grades 6–12
  • Activity advisers
  • School leaders, principals, and assistant principals
  • Activity directors
  • Deans of students
  • Activity coordinators

For School Leaders

For Student Leaders

  • Tools for combating prejudice, bullying, drugs, alcohol, and depression
  • Idea sharing and networking
  • Project planning
  • Fundraising ideas
  • Teambuilding
  • Education about healthy lifestyle