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 Indvidual Registrations are welcome, please contact Mindy Johnson at mindy.johnson@wku.edu to complete the form


Each year, high school students from across Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio come together at Western Kentucky University for a one day retreat to further develop their leadership skills.  Participants attend sessions presented by Western Kentucky University staff and student leaders.  Session topics range from:

  • College Student Panel on How to Succeed at the Collegiate Level

  • Increasing Student/Organizational Motivation

  • The Importance of Diversity in Leadership

  • Successful Event/Program Planning

  • Using Social Media to Your Benefit

  • Personality in Leadership

  • Ethics in Leadership

  • Leadership Styles


Date:  Friday, September 20, 2019

Check In: 8:00 am - 8:45 am in Downing Student Union

Conference Time:  9:00 am - 1:45 pm

Target Audience

High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who currently or will hold leadership positions in the upcoming academic years or are identified as possessing leadership potential.

Registration Fee

$30 per student (includes breakfast, lunch, conference materials and gift). Registration fee is non-refundable. After registration, Mindy R. Johnson will send an invoice.


The deadline to register will be September 9th, 2019 or once we reach 400 registrants-whichever occurs first.



For more information about this conference, please contact Mindy Johnson, Assistant Director-Student Activities at mindy.johnson@wku.edu or 270.745.2060.

Sample Schedule for High School Leadership Conference


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration Outside DSU Auditorium
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome & Keynote Speaker DSU Auditorium
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Session 1 Various DSU Rooms
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Session 2 Various DSU Rooms
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch Fresh Food Company
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Session 3 Various DSU Rooms

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 Last Modified 7/31/19