Present a Student-Led Workshop at the State Conference This Fall
By: Courtney Black and Julie Gehret, Workshops Committee Chairs
Feel the Rhythm of Leadership! Boyertown is buzzing with
excitement about the 2013 State Conference! In preparation for the conference, the workshops committee has been working to
improve the efficiency and organization of the sign-up process. In the past, workshops were graded by hand. In order to decrease the time it takes to grade each workshop, the committee created an online process. Student delegates can find the link to the workshop application upload under the workshop tab at http://pasc2013.org/.
This new process is not only less of a hassle for you, but it is much more environmentally friendly as well! By going online, packets no longer need to be mailed. Instead, they can be uploaded directly to the 2013 State Conference website. When applying, make sure that you have your personal information (school, cell phone number, and email address), your partner’s information, and your advisor’s email handy. From there, applicants will upload a sample of the packet (the information to be distributed to the delegates at the conference), the justification/reasons for doing the workshop, and a list of the items needed to perform the workshop.
For more detailed information on the guidelines and requirements
for the workshops and justifications, make sure to check out the
rubric on the conference website: www.pasc2013.org. Both the samples of the packet and the justification must be uploaded to the website. Make sure to upload each item as two different documents! Workshop committee personnel will then download this information and score it.
The opening date for uploading workshops applications is Wednesday, May 1. Anyone interested in submitting a workshop must do so online between then and no later than Friday, August 9. Once your workshop is submitted, your advisor will receive an advisor sign-off email. Advisors are still required to sign off on workshops, however instead of sending the sign-off sheet in by mail advisors now sign off via email. Make sure that your advisor is aware of your application so he or she can respond promptly.
Workshops without advisor sign-offs WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. By August 19, all applications will be scored and the workshops will be chosen. Delegates and their advisors will be notified with a confirmation email on the 19th.
Do you want to be the next host? Check out this resource for more information:
State Conference Handbook