SkillsUSA Minnesota Fall Leadership Conference
2012 Leadership Conference
HERE IT IS!!
The One - The Only – 26th Annual, October 24-27, 2012
This conference is - without a doubt, the best leadership training available for ALL members and advisors.
In 1986 Minnesota SkillsUSA held its first Fall Leadership Training Conference. The success was overwhelming and the conference has become part of the SkillsUSA Minnesota yearly calendar. The conference is without a doubt, the best leadership training available for ALL members and advisors. It is designed primarily for Chapter Advisors and Chapter Members so that they may take their training back to the local level and build a strong chapter, but everyone is encouraged to attend. This conference produces quality SkillsUSA students and quality chapters. Many of our state officers and national competitors are veterans of this event. This training experience is invaluable for advisors as well as students.
We do request each Advisor who is attending this conference be responsible for Completing and submitting registration materials and fees on time.
Leadership Conference: 1 advisor per 6 students in attendance (ratio)
The conference will be held Wednesday, October 24th through Saturday, October 27th, 2012, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 South 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN 56301. (320) 253-9000.
The Opening General Session will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. If you have a distance to travel, you may wish to check in Tuesday evening. A conference agenda is enclosed. (No REFUNDS after October 19th, 2012).
Conference Costs & Registration are Due on – Monday, October 8th, 2012
Please submit the “NEW” Conference Registration Form Electronically- by using the Excel Document, and either FAX or bring a copy of the FSLDC MN-Form 1 for each Conference attendee –this includes advisors to the State SkillsUSA Office. Please submit your Hotel Reservations directly to the Hotel!
"EARLY BIRD" Conference Registration is $135.00 per person (students and advisors).
A $25 LATE FEE per person will be assessed for Registration arriving after October 8th
Please submit payment on or before October 21st!
Please see Conference Registration Form attached in Packet and can be downloaded here.
This includes all conference meals and materials.
The conference registration fee is $135.00 per person attending and covers the following:
Equipment/ Items Needed for Conference
FSLDC MN-Form 1:
Registration, Personal and Liability Release Form / Code of Conduct/ Photo Release Form Enclosed is a copy of the registration, personal and liability release form /code of conduct/ and photo release form that will must be signed by each participant attending this conference. Please review the Code of Conduct with your students prior to registration so there are no surprises when the students arrive at the conference. This is a working conference with very little free time. Students and advisors attending should be willing to "give it their all" if they want to attend. Please TURN in ALL FORMS upon Registration or mail or FAX forms in before arriving.
At one time or another, all participants need to be in official SkillsUSA dress or business attire. If official dress is unobtainable, we still encourage students and advisors to attend. Recreation, Free Time, Chapter Work Activities and Meal Time - appropriate sports or casual wear must be worn.
Shorts and/or swimsuits are prohibited unless swimming during free time.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENTS ARE AWARE OF THE NEED FOR OFFICIAL SkillsUSA DRESS! Even if your school does not have the red blazers, request that your students bring white shirts or blouses, black skirts or pants, black neckties, black shoes, etc. To eliminate as much “clothes exchange” as possible. Blazers may often be borrowed from other attending schools.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have extra SkillsUSA blazers at your school it's a good idea to bring them along. Everyone needs to be in "Reds" a number of times during the conference.
Hotel Registration is Due on – Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
2012 Hotel Rates
METHOD OF PAYMENT:
Advisor Clock Hours
Each Advisor will be issued clock hour certificates for 51 hours for attending the full conference.
Each attendee is encouraged to earn the Leadership Award. The Criteria is included in this emailing. It is for your information only. All advisors and students attending the conference will be encouraged to earn this award. You may begin working on the criteria prior to conference if you wish. Time will be allotted to work on the award during the conference.
We are requesting that each instructor attempt to locate and bring with them a COMPUTER WITH SOFTWARE AND COMPATIBLE PRINTER. Computer use will be allowed for word processing only and not for graphics. The conference staff and/or the hotel will resume no responsibility for equipment brought in. Headquarters computer will be unavailable for chapter work. (Don’t forget to bring an extension cord). The Hotel is equipped for Wireless Internet in the Conference Center area for computers.
(Students are NOT required to bring a Laptop Computer with them to this conference!)
Also if each school can bring (1) Digital Camera to be used by it’s student members for Chapter activities.
Rules of Conduct while in attendance!
Please note: All in attendance will sign the following Rules of Conduct form once you get to the conference. This form is part of the chapter activities and the rules of conduct during your attendance. If you need students to sign a Code of Conduct before leaving for conference, please use the FSLDC MN-From 1 that has emergency information provided for you.
RULES OF CONDUCT
This is a combined, High School /secondary & College / post secondary conference. ALL students and advisors will adhere to rules in attendance. If you cannot abide by these guidelines, we ask you not to participate.
We are the guests of the Holiday Inn and the people of St. Cloud, MN! What we do individually, good or bad, reflects collectively on the organization. Conduct damaging to our organization and conference is totally unacceptable. If you cannot abide by the rules, please do not even plan to attend. Part of the leadership training activities of the conference is to learn appropriate behavior in motels/hotels so that you can set the example when you participate in your own local or state activities. Listed below are the rules of conduct that will help us to maintain a high level of character for the individual and SkillsUSA Minnesota.
1. No loud noises or horseplay in hallways and sleeping rooms.
2. Conference participants will be responsible for their sleeping rooms and hotel facilities. Missing articles and property damages will be assessed against the individual(s) involved.
3. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are allowed by conference participants at any time during the Leadership Conference. Penalty for possession or use of such is subject to being sent home at your own expense.
4. For the good health and comfort of everyone, smoking is discouraged at all times. Smoking will not be allowed in the chapter activity rooms. Should you smoke elsewhere, you are requested not to do so while in official dress.
5. Members of the opposite sex shall not be found in the same sleeping rooms unless an advisor is present and/or the door is left open. Students must be in their own rooms after lights out.
6. Conference participants are required to wear name badges at all times. It aids in getting to know each other and assists the hotel security in monitoring activities.
7. Harassment of any nature is unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. SkillsUSA Minnesota expects that all members attending this conference will conduct themselves in a responsible manner that shows respect for others and the community at large.
8. All chapter work activities shall be suspended during general sessions and between the hours of lights out and breakfast time. An infraction of this rule will result in a 25-point loss in the Outstanding Chapter Notebook imposed against the chapter guilty of the infraction. All conference participants are expected to be in attendance at all general sessions. (This includes advisors)
9. Adherence to lights out hours is required of ALL conference participants. An infraction of this rule will result in a 5-point loss per person per infraction in the Outstanding Chapter Scrapbook imposed against the chapter guilty of the infraction.
THIS FORM WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AND SIGNED BY ALL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES UPON ARRIVAL AT THE CONFERENCE.
SkillsUSA MINNESOTA LEADERSHIP AWARD
1. SkillsUSA Motto
2. 2011-12 SkillsUSA Theme
3. SkillsUSA Colors and their meaning
4. Six points of the SkillsUSA Creed
5. Official Emblem and meaning
6. SkillsUSA Pledge
7. Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag
8. Official Dress
9. One part in the Opening Ceremony
10. National SkillsUSA Executive Officer
11. SkillsUSA Core Message
12. SkillsUSA Minnesota State Director
13. National SkillsUSA has how many regions
14. SkillsUSA Minnesota is part of which region
15. List one duty of each office (6)
16. List the four (4) key qualities of an orderly meeting
17. List the 2011-2012 National Officer Presidents for each division
18. Attend all sessions of leadership conference