CHSAA virtual spring leadership conference registration is open

Registration is now open for the CHSAA Student Leadership Virtual Spring Conference on March 1, 3 and 5.

We ask that Advisors or Athletic/Activities Directors register their students and CHSAA will invoice schools directly. The cost is $20 per student and all registration fees that were paid for the Summer Conference in July 2020, will be credited toward the Spring Conference registration (each Summer Conference registration will reduce your Spring Conference cost by $20 – does not have to be the same student that attends both events).

Advisors may attend free of charge. The registration link is available here.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, an in-person event was not a possibility. Traditionally the event was held on the campus of a Member School during the fall. The Conference was planned for five regional locations in 2020-2021, but will move to a virtual format to limit possible spread of the Coronavirus.

“We were excited to bring a new regional format to our Membership in 2020-2021,” said Justin Saylor, the CHSAA assistant commissioner in charge of Student Leadership. “A lot of time and hard work went into converting the event to a regional model with an enhanced curriculum. While it is unfortunate we will have to wait another year to make this happen, the additional time to plan and share ideas will only make for a better event in 2021-2022.”

The virtual conference agenda is still being hashed out but will include a mix of workshops, presentations, speakers and awards over the course of three days. Each date will run approximately 90 minutes in length from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on March 1, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on March 3 and 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on March 5.

“It has been heartbreaking for students and advisors to see both Advisor U and now the Spring Conference adjusted due to Covid-19,” said Rashaan Davis, the chair of the Student Leadership advisory committee. “While our in-person attendance may have been cancelled, I am confident that our virtual event will be just as inspiring and educational. Now, more than ever, leadership is needed in our schools.”

Agenda and Conference details to follow. Questions should be directed to Justin Saylor (jsaylor@chsaa.org).