High School Leadership Conference: February 24, 2020

High School Leadership Conference (HSLC) is a one-day event hosted by qualified Auburn University students for high school students in Alabama and surrounding states. The purpose of this conference is to give high school students the tools they need to become successful leaders in both their schools and communities. We accomplish this mission through breakout sessions, guest speakers, service learning as well as team building exercises that are designed to develop each students' character and challenge their leadership abilities. Our goal is for students to leave more confident in their leadership skills and for students to use these skills to make their school and community a better place.

Any student currently in high school (9th – 12th grade) is invited to join us for a full day of leadership, fun and fellowship!

Student Conference Fee: $70 and includes:
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while on campus
  • Program instruction, materials, equipment and teambuilding initiatives
  • Give away item (to be announced)
Advisor/Adult Chaperone Conference Fee: $40 and includes:
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while on campus
  • Campus tour
  • Meeting with Admissions and Scholarships office
  • Give away item (to be announced)
VENUE:

High School Leadership Conference will be held in Auburn University’s Student Center Ballroom.

MEALS:

Two meals will be provided throughout the conference:

  • A light Breakfast buffet will be offered in the Ballroom from 8:30 am – 9:00 am.
  • Lunch buffet will be hosted in the Ballroom.
PARKING:

Parking for HSLC participants will be on the 4th floor of the Campus Green "Stadium" Parking Deck.

HOUSING

No on-campus housing will be provided to HSLC participants. Should you require lodging, please see our "Resources Tab" for hotel recommendations.

2019-2020 HSLC Student Executive Leadership Board:

  • President: Max Michel
  • VP of Conference Logistics: Kyle Fleming
  • VP of Advisor Programming: Ted Fleming
  • VP of Marketing and Production: Helen Katherine Schanbacher
  • Head Conference Counselors: Lukas Segroves and Callie Wade

Speakers

Allen Greene
Allen Greene

Allen Greene, known as a dynamic and energetic leader, is in his second year at Auburn after being named the program’s 15th director of athletics. Auburn has achieved great success competitively under Greene’s leadership as 22 programs have finished ranked in the top 25 nationally, including eight programs in the top 10. Academically, during Greene’s time at Auburn, 177 athletes have earned their degree and 331 have been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Full Bio





Dennis Wade
Dennis Wade

Dennis Wade is senior vice president of human resources (CHRO), marketing and communications for Compassus, a healthcare company with over 130 locations in 29 states and also serves as a board member for Advanced Care Partners, a private equity owned healthcare company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Wade has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and a proven track record of creating colleague-centric business strategies that focus on culture, engagement, retention, and leadership development. Prior to Compassus, Wade served in other executive leadership roles for large healthcare companies. He has spoken and guest lectured at numerous conferences and universities on leadership, talent management, crisis management and other human capital topics.





Bill Shannon
Bill Shannon

Bill Shannon currently holds both the Director of Human Resource Development and Director of Fan & Staff Experience positions within Auburn University Athletics. Prior to his start at Auburn University, Bill spent 20 years with the Walt Disney Company. He was a founding manager of the Disney Institute that taught “The Business behind the Disney Magic” to major companies such as Exxon Mobil, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Siemens and GM. Bill also worked for 15 years at Duke University in various leadership and director roles. He is the author of several books including A Great Organization Made Simply.

Full Bio

Student Conference Fee: $70 and includes:
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while on campus
  • Program instruction, materials, equipment and teambuilding initiatives
  • 2020 High School Leadership Conference insulated tumbler

Registration is now closed.


Advisor/Adult Chaperone Conference Fee: $40 and includes:
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while on campus
  • Campus tour
  • Meeting with Admissions and Scholarships office
  • 2020 High School Leadership Conference insulated tumbler

Registration is now closed.


For questions or more information about registration please contact Brent Gibson; brent.gibson@auburn.edu; 334-844-3342

Class Excuse
2020 HSLC Sample Schedule
  • 8:00 AM – Check-ins (lite breakfast served)
  • 9:00 AM – Conference Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:15 AM – Activity 1
  • 9:30 AM – Keynote Speaker 1
  • 10:30 AM – Activity 2
  • 11:00 AM – Keynote Speaker 2
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • 12:30 PM – Tour
  • 1:30 PM – Idea Exchange
  • 2:30 PM – Keynote Speaker 3
  • 3:30 PM – Conference Wrap Up
  • 4:00 PM – Check-outs
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Cancellation Policy

If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original tuition payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, minus a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received via e-mail at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation is received via e-mail less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
  3. No refund for a "No Show" or a cancellation received via e-mail less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.
Note:
  • All cancellation requests must be submitted in an e-mail sent to auyouth@auburn.edu.
  • A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.

Last Updated: February 18, 2020