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The High School Leadership Conference (HSLC) is a conference sponsored by the Student Activities Office at WKU for high school school students in Kentucky and the surrounding region. The goal is to develop young leaders and prepare them for their futures.


HSLC 2021 Flier


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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 17, 2021

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

Conference Time:  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sessions may let out closer to 1:45 P.M. to allow time for travel back to respective school districts


Target Audience

High school 9th-12th graders who are identified as possessing leadership potential. Schools are encouraged to bring students based on their leadership needs.

Registration Fee

$30 per student (includes breakfast, lunch, conference materials and gift). Registration fee is non-refundable. After registration, Mindy Johnson will send an invoice. Cash and checks are used by most schools, and payments are oftentimes brought on the day of the conference.


The deadline to register will be September 3rd, 2021. The registration link is now open.


For more information about this conference, please contact Amelia Kolb at amelia.kolb@wku.edu or (270) 745-5791


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 Breakouts in Various DSU Rooms
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Session 2 Breakouts in Various DSU Rooms
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch Fresh Food Company
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Session 3 Breakouts in Various DSU Rooms


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 Last Modified 7/26/22