The Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC)
CSLC is Canada’s longest running national student leadership conference and is exclusive for CSLA member schools
Imagine 250 leadership advisors and 750 students gathering in an action-packed three days to learn leadership skills and activities, make new connections with peers across the country, exchange ideas and have fun!
CSLC 2014 is being hosted by School District 23 in Kelowna, BC. Throughout the conference, students will attend a series of workshops to further develop their leadership skills, build confidence, and discover new ideas to help them make difference in their own schools and communities. From workshops on school climate, to personal growth, to student council democratic initiatives, delegates choose which sessions appeal most to them. In addition to those sessions, the CSLC program includes spirit groups, cultural moments, community outreach, and special events. Students will also be billeted with families in the host community. Their time with their billet families enables them to experience the culture and heritage of the host school’s community first-hand, and allows them to become part of that community for a few days.
While students attend their own sessions, advisors attend their own professional development workshops. CSLC offers advisor workshops led by professional speakers, industry professionals, and experienced leadership advisors from across the country. Included in CSLC’s advisor sessions is the CSLA’s Leadership Advisor Development and Certification program, which is free to advisors at member schools. In addition to PD, advisors also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow leadership and activity advisors from across the country.
TEDxKelowna Student Speaker Competition:
Are you a Canadian student who can inspire others with something to say about the changing world we live in?
TEDxKelowna, in collaboration with CSLC 2014, is hosting a student speaker competition. Students from across the country can enter submissions for a chance to speak alongside speakers at TEDxKelowna on September 26th, 2014. All Canadian students, who are 10 years of age or older, are eligible to compete in 1 of the 2 competitions:
- Local Okanagan student competition
- National student competition
For more information, visit http://www.tedxkelowna.com/speakers/student-speakers-2014/ for entry details and follow TEDxKelowna on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date competition details.
Horizons Leadership Conference
CSLA is sponsoring a new initiative to bring leadership conferences to more students and advisors across the country. Horizons are one-day, regional conferences bringing excellent keynote presentations and providing PD for student council or leadership advisors. The full-day agenda is designed to provide participants with motivation, inspiration and information to make their school a better place to live and learn.
This is an opportunity for an advisor to bring some core leadership students and give them a day to look to the horizon and plan what they can do to improve their school and community. It is also an opportunity to introduce some potential leadership students from your school to a motivating and inspiring conference.
Stu Saunders is our main keynote presenter for the day. Stu is one of the most successful and effective youth speakers in North America. For almost 20 years Stu has traveled across the United States and Canada delivering hilarious, empowering and memorable presentations. In fact he has spoken to more then 2000 corporations, organizations, universities, colleges, high schools, middle schools, leadership conferences.
Sessions are also provided for the advisors, and our keynote speakers work with the advisors to give them resources and ideas to expand their leadership horizons as well.
The total cost for the conference is $25 per delegate and each delegate gets a t-shirt and lunch provided. The day starts at 9:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm, so there is lots of time to get you there and get your students back home in time. An advisor commented that he liked the day because “our athletic kids can get back to school in time for practice.”
Host your own: Schools can choose to host their own Horizons conference. The host school is given a structure for the day and students act as MCs, registration personnel and presenters. The conference needs a facility that seats 300 students and the ability to use a gym for an hour during the middle of the day. Contact Dave Conlon for more information.
Horizons Dates for 2013 – 2014:
|Oct. 22, 2013||Wainwright, AB||Wainwright High School|
|Oct. 23, 2013||Edmonton, AB||J. Percy Page High School|
|Nov. 20, 2013||Ottawa, ON||Nepean High School|
|Nov. 21, 2013||Montreal, QC||John Rennie High School|
|Jan. 30, 2014||Brampton, ON||Notre Dame Secondary School|
|Feb. 19, 2014||Waterloo, ON||Waterloo Collegiate|
|April 9, 2014||Medicine Hat, AB||Crescent Heights High School|
|April 10, 2014||Lethbridge, AB||Wilson Middle School|
|April 15, 2014||Burlington, ON||Frank J. Hayden Secondary School|
|April 21, 2014||Winnipeg, MB||Fort Richmond Collegiate|
|April 22, 2014||Brandon, MB|
Annual Provincial Student Leadership Conferences:
Prince Edward Island Student/Advisor Leadership Conference