On Friday, March 10, the LaSallian Scholars Institute held its fourth annual Learn to Lead Conference. The Learn to Lead conference featured keynote speakers including Jon Sanchez (Former Navy SEAL and CEO of Team Performance Institute), Matt Fearn (Senior Group Director, LPK), and Jeremy Goebel (Senior Consultant, TieR1 Performance Solutions). Workshops ranged from college and career readiness to resume building to team building to global business and more. Covering a wide range of topics, students had a chance to sign up for workshops that covered many possible future career paths. In addition to the workshops and keynote addresses, students also had the chance to meet with college representatives from local universities through Learn to Lead's college fair. Representatives from the University of Cincinnati (UC), Xavier University (XU), the University of Tennessee (UT), and Northern Kentucky University (NKU) were among those present at the fair. The fair gave the students opportunities to inquire about aspects about majors offered at the respective universities as well as general admissions requirements and aspects of student life.
The conference, itself, seemed to resonate better with the students compared to other years. "The students had a wealth of information in front of them and decided to take advantage of it this year," LSI Senior Luke Lecher says. From college booths to seminars about resume building, the LaSallian Scholars Institute provided the keys to success for La Salle High School. According to Jared Buttelwerth, a workshop ambassador (and LSI Senior), students were "more engaged [than previous years] and seemed to absorb the information given during the workshops."
Overall, the 2017 Learn to Lead conference was a big success. Once again, the conference gave students numerous opportunities to connect with and learn from local professionals in differing career fields. The conference will continue to grow and become better in following years and continue to offer great opportunities.