Get ready to L.E.A.D.! L.E.A.D. is a two-day leadership conference that will help SkillsUSA members find their “start button” through hands-on, high-energy and motivational programming. L.E.A.D. is open to all SkillsUSA Illinois student leaders.

Information Covered

The SkillsUSA Framework

The SkillsUSA Framework works by empowering every student to achieve career success and delivers a skill set demanded by business and industry. L.E.A.D. Conference will touch on all 17 essential elements of the SkillsUSA Framework and will provide participants an understanding of how to leverage these skills for future success.

Student Training

The goal of L.E.A.D. is to provide students opportunities to:

  • increase career readiness though experience.
  • understand how to run a SkillsUSA Chapter.
  • gain a toolbox of skills that can be used to lead others.

Advisor Training

The goal of L.E.A.D. is to provide advisors opportunities to:

  • explore best practices of career readiness instruction.
  • understand how to lead a SkillsUSA Chapter.
  • experience SkillsUSA educational resources.

Conference Details

Registration includes conference training and materials, hotel accommodations, and all meals Friday and Saturday.

Date

November 1 – 3, 2018

Thursday at 7 p.m. –
Saturday 2 p.m.

Location

Sheraton Lisle

3000 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, IL

Registration*

Quad**: $200
Double: $275
Single: $450

Deadline

October 3, 2018

* Prices include conference registration and hotel costs. Prices are subject to change without notice. All registrants must be joined members, prior to  registering. **Quad rate is available only to students; each room comes with two beds.

Registration

Follow the instructions below to register. Payments should be made payable to and mailed to SkillsUSA Illinois, Inc. | P. O. Box 1029, Pekin, IL 61555-1029.
Refund Policy: Please review our Conference Refund Policy prior to registering.
For more information or questions, email membership@skillsusaillinois.org.

Scholarships – DEADLINE EXTENDED! 

SkillsUSA Illinois will again be offering L.E.A.D. Conference scholarships for students to attend. These scholarships, valued at $2,000, are supported and provided by our business and industry partners who value the experience students receive from this conference. There are 20, $100 student scholarships available to cover half of the student’s registration costs to attend conference. This year all meals Friday and Saturday while at the event are included. Please review the scholarship requirements below.

  • Full registration must be paid for these individuals; a refund check will be issued post conference.
  • Recipients must attend the conference for the entire time; the scholarship will not be awarded for student who leave early.
  • Recipients must complete the SkillsUSA Illinois Statesman Award at L.E.A.D. Conference to receive the scholarship.

 

Scholarship Application

 

Application Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018. 

For more information or questions, email Christopher Anderson at canderson@skillsusaillinois.org.

About the Conference

L.E.A.D. is a two-day leadership conference that helps SkillsUSA members find their “start button” through hands-on, high-energy and motivational programming. L.E.A.D. is open to all SkillsUSA Illinois student leaders.
During the course of the conference, participants discover how to ignite the leader within them and maximize their potential. Participants spend time working together in a project management atmosphere. Collectively they learn teamwork to set and accomplish goals. They take a look at what it means to present a responsible, positive image – and the effects that image can have not only on themselves, but also on their school, SkillsUSA, and career and technical education.