Leadership Development Day 2024

VSCA is excited to announce the second year of an opportunity for student leaders to build stronger leadership skills to more effectively lead their student councils. Open to all Advisory Committee members and officers of member schools, the Leadership Development Day offers a chance to participate in leadership training and have some fun while networking with peers from across the Commonwealth.
▪ Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Massaponax High School
▪ Open to all Advisory Committee members & member school officers
▪ Cost: $25/person
▪ Lunch and snacks will be provided
▪ Special event: tie-dye a unique VSCA t-shirt
▪ Check-in starts at 9:00am and the program begins at 9:30am. We will finish by 3:30pm

Topics to be covered:
● Why student council? What’s our purpose?
● Goal setting: both personal and for groups
● Meeting management: how to keep meetings moving and engaging and the basics of Parli Pro
● Project planning: how to plan projects that will achieve your goals
● Leadership and personality styles: how to work with different types of people to form an effective council

Download the registration packet and forms: 2024 VSCA Leadership Development Day - Registration Packet

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/ldrdevday24 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 14, 2024

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Leadership Development Day

Don't miss this chance to develop leadership skills that will enable you to put all the pieces together for a successful start to the school year! 

Region Workshop Registration Deadlines Vary By Date of the Workshop

Region 1: REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by October 18, 2024

Region 2: REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by November 1, 2024

Region 3:  REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by September 6, 2024

Region 4: REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by November 1, 2024

Region 5–8:  REGISTRATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED by September 27, 2024

VSCA Regional Workshops

Are you looking for training close to home? Our Regional Workshops are held across Virginia in the fall and early winter.  These affordable workshops are hosted by the elected Regional Representative schools so are within driving distance of member schools. And the low cost of $15/person means you can afford to bring your whole council! Not sure in which region your school is located? Check the region map here. Member schools are also welcome to attend a workshop in a region other than their own if a date or location is more preferable.

Dates for the 2024-25 school year are:

  • Region 1: November 2, 2024 hosted by Deep Run HS
  • Region 2: November 16, 2024 hosted by Western Branch HS
  • Region 3: September 21, 2024 hosted by Massaponax HS
  • Region 4: November 16, 2024 hosted by Culpeper HS
  • Regions 5-6-7-8: October 12, 2024 hosted by Giles HS

Check back this fall to complete the online registration, and mail your registration confirmation with a check made payable to Virginia Student Councils Association by the postmark deadline indicated to the left. Mail forms and payment to:

VSCA Regional Workshop

4909 Cutshaw Avenue

Richmond, VA 23230

Advisory Committee Meetings

This year's Advisory Committee will hold meetings on three Saturdays in 2024-25:

  • 1st Meeting:  September 14, 2024 at Massaponax HS (10:30am - 2:30pm)
  • 2nd Meeting:  TBD (either October 26 or November 23, 2024) at Western Branch HS (10:30am - 2:30pm)
  • 3rd Meeting:  February 8, 2025 at Park View HS (10:30am - 2:30pm)

Check here for more information about serving on the Advisory Committee.

VSCA Webinar Series

 

Member-only Webinars

Training webinars are available for VSCA member schools and advisers throughout the year on a variety of topics. Stay tuned for information on the webinar schedule for the 2023-24 school year There is NO CHARGE for these webinars, but advance registration is required.

SCA Advisors' Workshop

The SCA Advisors Workshop is back!

The Virginia Student Councils Association is thrilled to bring back our exclusive workshop for all student council and class council advisors. This is your chance to leave the students behind and advance your advising skills in the company of other VSCA advisers from around the state. 

When: Friday, December 13, 2024, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Where: The Founders Inn & Spa, 5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 

Cost: $125 for member school advisers; $165 for non-member schools.  Cost includes morning coffee/tea with pastries and lunch (Hotel stay is separate, if desired. VSCA special rate is $129/room)

Whether you are a new advisor or an experienced veteran, you’re sure to walk away from this workshop with several new items for your advising toolbox. Topics such as understanding the purpose of student council, developing leadership skills of students, student body engagement, appreciation and recognition of faculty, staff, and students, and leadership lessons for student council and the classroom will be the focus of this lively, hands-on day of professional development. 

Registration information will be available in late summer.

VSCA State Convention

The State Convention is the highlight of our year!

The annual Convention is the highlight of our association year, with keynote speakers, breakout sessions called Learning Labs, a pep rally, a banquet, a session with the Virginia Board of Education, general sessions, officer elections, award presentations, and more!

Hundreds of student leaders and advisors from middle and high schools across the Commonwealth gathered at Courtland High School in Fredericksburg, March 15-16, 2024 at the 97th annual VSCA Convention.

Information about the 2025 VSCA Convention will be available in this space next fall. 

 

If you're attending the 2024 VSCA Convention, download the image to the left and post it to your social media accounts to let everyone know you'll be at the premier student council event of the year!