LEAD Winter

LEAD Winter is a virtual conference that will bring together and inspire students and advisers from all over the world to make a difference in their schools and communities.

Registration is now closed.

All registered attendees should have received an email with subject line “LEAD Winter: Are you ready?” on Thursday, February 25, which contains instructions for how to access the conference. Each attendee must have registered with a unique email address in order to access the conference.

If your school blocks external emails to school accounts, advisers may want to whitelist [email protected] with your IT department. If you cannot locate the email or need help accessing the virtual conference platform, contact us at [email protected] or 800-253-7746, option 8.


LEAD Winter Schedule

Times in the below schedule are subject to change.

The “Meet the Pros” sessions on Friday and workshop breakout sessions on Saturday will each feature multiple options for students and advisers to select from. If your group chooses to tune in to the conference from the same location, we recommend using individual devices so that each person can attend a specific session. See below for options.

Reminder: Every attendee must use their own email address to register. The adviser email address may not be used for all attendees.

Friday, February 26, 2021
7:00–7:15 p.m. (ET) Friday Opening General Session
7:20–7:40 p.m. (ET) Meet the Pros Session #1
7:45–8:05 p.m. (ET) Meet the Pros Session #2
8:10–9:15 p.m. (ET) Friday Keynote Session, featuring Alex Sheen

“Meet the Pros” Session #1 options:

  1. Student Leadership Challenge, with presenter Dr. Felix Yerace
  2. 3 Habits of Intentional Leadership, with presenter Dan Irvin
  3. Vision Boards, with presenter Sara Nilles
  4. ADVISERS: Doing it Big in a Small School (Advisers Only), with presenter Charlotte Ihme
  5. Intergenerational Projects, with presenter Jeff Sherrill

“Meet the Pros” Session #2 options:

  1. Positivity & Advocacy, with presenters Mitch Howard and Luca Workman
  2. Yes! Let’s Talk About It. Race, Equity, and Critical Conversations, with presenter James Layman
  3. Building Schools with UNICEF Using Recycled Plastic!, with presenter Eri Okuma
  4. Being the Backbone!!, with presenters Sofia Spradling and Matthew Daub
  5. Leadership with Like Skills Students, with presenter Kaylie Kustron
  6. You Are Not Your Circumstance, with presenter Elizabeth Fellinger
  7. Event Planning and Execution, with presenters Emily Kulkarni and Vani Kurup
  8. From Dreams to Documents: Writing your Way to Success, with presenter Grace Scheve
Saturday, February 27, 2021
12:30–12:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday Opening General Session
12:55–1:25 p.m. (ET) Workshop Breakout Session #1
1:35–2:05 p.m. (ET) Workshop Breakout Session #2
2:10–2:40 p.m. (ET) Workshop Breakout Session #3
2:45–3:45 p.m. (ET) Saturday Keynote Closing Session, featuring Adora Svitak

Workshop Breakout Session #1 options:

  1. Servant Leadership: Passion, Communication, Dedication to Excellence, with presenter Ashley Wilson
  2. Authentic Positive Student Leadership: The Three G’s, with presenter Tom Cody
  3. Financial Leadership, with presenter Ayisat Abilogun
  4. Be The BEST YOU, with presenter Mike Sullivan
  5. Small Consistent Actions, with presenter Sam Demma
  6. Avoiding the 3 Most Fatal Driving Behaviors, with presenter Joe Fitzgerald
  7. How to Maximize your Time During the Summer, with presenter Kiran Berger
  8. Creatively Serving during COVID-19, with presenter Eureka NHS Chapter
  9. ADVISERS: School Culture Redesigned (Advisers Only), with presenter Phil Boyte
  10. MIDDLE LEVEL: Tips on How to Cut Stress (Middle Level Only), with presenter Anthony Rogers

Workshop Breakout Session #2 Options:

  1. Work2BeWell: Strategies to Help with Stress and More!, with presenters Kiana Hamada, Leina McLaughlin, and Lily Surber
  2. Learning in the community: Service projects, mindset, and leadership, with presenter Madison Mizon
  3. The Impact of Words and the Psychology of Leadership, with presenters Mariya Meleganich and Ying Lin Zhao
  4. Why Mindset Matters, with presenter Kayla Muh
  5. The Waves of Leadership: Making an Impact, with presenter Angelina Betie Dulay
  6. Tik Tok Beat the Clock, with presenters Cassidy Feuerstein and Elaina Espinal
  7. ADVISERS: NHS/NJHS Adviser networking and discussion (Advisers Only), with presenter Elancia Felder
  8. ADVISERS: NatStuCo Adviser networking and discussion (Advisers Only), with presenter Jeff Sherrill
  9. Cougars, Cuddles, and Cans: How to Make a Difference During a Pandemic, with presenter Franklin High School NHS Officers
  10. LOCAL activations for GLOBAL impact with UNICEF, with presenters Eri Okuma and Emiliana Lopez
  11. Collective Goal-Setting, Student Empowerment, and Fostering a Culture of Trust & Respect among Students and Adults, with presenters Dan Beck, Brooke Tarcson, and RJ Shontz

Workshop Breakout Session #2 Options:

  1. Accept University: School Culture Revitalization through the lens of Social & Emotional Well-Being, with presenter Jamie Brown
  2. Connect Through Gratitude: The Rewarding Experience of Supporting Your Community, with presenter Hannah Khor
  3. Putting Ideas into Action, with presenters Emma Gingerich and Allison Velie
  4. ADVISERS: Mindfulness and Mindset: Impact and Significance (Advisers Only), with presenter Ticada Guyton
  5. What it is and how we get more of it!, with presenter Dr. Felix Yerace
  6. It Starts with You: Improving Sustainability in Your Community, with presenter Steffek Rainey
  7. NASSP Student Leadership Advisory Committee: Speak Up and Show Up, with presenters Carmelli Leal, Dean Brendle, and Ramya Subramaniam
  8. Fundraising During a Pandemic, with presenter Kyle Gordon
  9. MIDDLE LEVEL: Middle Level Mindfulness: Ten Tips on How to Reduce Stress (Middle Level Only), with presenter Anthony Rogers

LEAD Winter Keynote Speakers