What are LEAD Conferences?

Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development to students and advisers of the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council. At LEAD, students and advisers sharpen their leadership skills to improve their school culture and community while networking with their peers from around the country. Training opportunities for both students and advisers will tackle a variety of topics, including leadership, student voice, civic engagement, service, and activities.

Who Should Attend?

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

Students will learn:

  • Tools for combating prejudice, bullying, drugs, alcohol, and depression
  • Idea sharing and networking
  • Project planning
  • Fundraising ideas
  • Team building skills

Advisers will learn:

  • Idea sharing and networking
  • Tools for managing student activities
  • Practical classroom skills
  • New fundraising ideas