Flagship Seminar

It Starts Here.

We pride ourselves on "Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Illinois Youth!" The flagship seminar is where that happens! We are proud to offer one sophomore student from every high school across the state of Illinois a free, three-day seminar to grow as a person, a leader and most importantly as themselves.

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How Do We Do It?

Good question! Our Programming Staff and our Seminar Planning Committee works year round to focus on improving our method. To put it simply, the process starts by looking at yourself. After all, it's hard to lead if you don't know who you are!

After that, we focus on how you work with others. No one can do everything alone! Through gaining a better understanding of how you work with other people, you will be a more effective leader.

Then we take a look at  the world around us: our community. It's important for us to know who is in our community, what our community values and how we define different communities. Each community requires something a little different.

Finally, our leaders are ready for the final step: transformational leadership. This is when we unleash them back into the world and step back to watch what they do next.

Some will make significant differences in their community. Others will gain more confidence. Some might not seem any different on the surface. Nonetheless, the experience that every Leader shares this weekend is one that will last a lifetime and will impact them no matter who they are, where they're from or what they want to do in life.

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