Program Highlights

Building future leaders is a central element of the National Student Council Conference. Forthcoming conferences will continue to celebrate excellence in leadership as well as feature a wide variety of customized training sessions for student leaders and advisers.

For Students

Student leaders have much to share—project ideas, successful leadership strategies, effective activities, and more. The National Student Council student workshops feature outstanding student leaders in peer-to-peer training that harnesses their creativity and energy.

Students will also have the opportunity to share project ideas and council activity recommendations in idea-sharing sessions.

For Advisers

Advisers will enjoy seminars in subject areas that focus on the unique needs of student council, management, and the execution of activities and events. Seminar facilitators include experts and peers from the student leadership realm, national staff, and others.

Advisers will also have the opportunity to network and share their best council activities with fellow advisers while learning strategies to engage more students, fundraise more effectively, cultivate a more positive school climate, and more.

Virtual Sessions

This year, the virtual conference will include presentation options in either 30-minute or 20-minute formats:

  • Seminar: This adult-led 30-minute selection is most similar to the traditional in-person conference workshops. Adult presenters have the option to conduct seminars either live or pre-recorded.
  • Workshop: This student-led 30-minute selection is most similar to the traditional in-person conference workshops. Student presenters have the option to conduct workshops either live or prerecorded.
  • Meet the Pros: What makes you a “pro”? Is it a project you executed seamlessly? An organizational technique that makes your meetings run smoothly? Share your tips in this LIVE abbreviated format—15 minutes plus a five-minute Q&A session (20 minutes total).