Thank you for your interest in highlighting your student's leadership skills at the 2017/2018 Leader in Me Symposium! At each event, attendees will witness Leader in Me students in an empowered environment filling numerous leadership roles. Each participating student demonstrates their leadership mind-set and skill-set through public speaking, directing breakout sessions, talent presentations, and many other roles.

Student Leadership guidelines & information:
• Student sponsors will receive one complimentary seat to the Symposium.
• Students selected for onsite roles should arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early.
• Those participating in the Student Speech and Q&A Panel need to arrive prior to the Practitioner Panel.
• All students must have a signed release form to participate.
• Applications must be submitted by the deadline below. Applications submitted after the deadline will be on a waitlist.
Deadline for applications:
November events: October 1, 2017
December events: November 1, 2017
January events: December 1, 2017
Febuary events: January 5, 2018
March events: February 1, 2018
April events: March 1, 2018
*CONFIRMATION emails will be sent approximately two weeks after the above application due dates.

Student Leadership Opportunities

 •  Leaders of Art -  (100+ artwork pieces) - Students will provide art to display at the Symposium in the main hall. This will not require student attendance and the artwork will need to be delivered and set up the day before the event. Art work should be picked up at the conclusion of the final day's activities.

•  Student Greeters - (6-8 students) - Students will greet guests as they enter the main hall of the Symposium and guide them to the registration area.

•  Student Registration Leaders - (6-8 students) - During registration on the first day of the Symposium, students play a major role in greeting our guests, passing out name badges, and providing participant manauals.

•  Leaders of Talent - (1 group) - Students will share their talent at the Symposium through dancing, singing, playing instruments, telling stories, reading poetry, etc. The Symposium will be kicked off with a talent performance for approximately ten minutes.

•  Opening Speech Leader/Student Master of Ceremonies - (1 student) - This role will allow for a student to open the Symposium with a 3-5 minutes speech covering what leadership means to them, as well as welcoming our guests to the Symposium. This student will then introduce the morning thought leader. 

•  Student Master of Ceremonies -  (1 student) - This student speaker will have the opportunity to introduce the closing thought leader. 

•  Student Speech Leader *part of the Student Speech and Q&A Panel session - 2 day events only* -  (3-4 students) - Student speech leaders during the panel will deliver a 2-3 minute speech on a leadership related topic.

•  Student Q&A Panelist *part of the Student Speech and Q&A Panel session - 2 day events only* -  (5-6 students) - Student panelists will participate in an interactive question and answer session.

Student Sponsor Information

Application Information

Please select all leadership roles below that you are interested in sponsoring students during the Symposium:

1. Leaders of Art
Can you arrive the day before the Symposium by 4:00 p.m. to assist in displaying the art and also remove art at the end of the gathering?
2. Student Greeters
3. Student Registration Leaders
4. Leaders of Talent
Type of Talent:
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5. Opening Speech Leader & Student Master of Ceremonies
5. Opening Speech Leader & Student Master of Ceremonies
6. Student Speech and Q&A Panel:
The Columbia, SC Student Speech and Q&A Panel will be on day 1 (February 22) not day 2. Please check that you understand and accept that if you have students participating in this, it will take place on day 1.
6. Student Speech and Q&A Panel:

Sponsor Confirmation

If selected as a student sponsor for a leadership role, I will assume responsibility for of my students on site during the Symposium and remain with them during their participation.
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