Coronavirus Updates

Workshop Blocks

Deadline to register is June 29 at noon U.S. EDT. 

The Summer Leadership Conference will give student leaders the opportunity to attend workshops focused in the following areas: 

  • Raising awareness about service opportunities with the help of our student leaders and partners. 
  • Building members leadership capacity and character potential through officer training. 
  • Learning the soft skills necessary to be an effective leader. 
  • Providing members with innovative ways to design meaningful service projects. 
  • Allowing collaboration with students from various Key Club Districts.

July 1, 2020 | 2:30 p.m. | Workshop Block #1 

Governor training: Rachel Zhang, Key Club International trustee, and Pamela Barrett, Capital District immediate past governor.  

Secretary/treasurer training: Kaitlin Cirillo, Key Club International vice president, and Brandon Orick, Key Club International trustee. 

Webmaster training: Indigo Parlin, Key Club International trustee. 

Out of bounds: Understanding healthy boundaries (Culture of Care session 1): Burton Patterson, director of prevention and education, Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking, Inc. 

We have all seen the sign that reads, “Danger. Do not go beyond this point.” It sends a clear message that if you violate that boundary and cross the line, there will be a consequence. This type of boundary is easy to understand, because you can see the sign and the line. But other types of boundaries can be harder to define: Some lines are invisible, changeable and unique to each individual. Join us as we help students better understand the importance of healthy boundaries. Learn why boundaries are so important and how to successfully implement them in your own life. 

Squads Abroad, global telesquads: Make an impact abroad, right from home: Emilie Virgilio, volunteer engagement associate, Squads Abroad. 

Make an Impact Abroad, Right from Home: Apply your passion globally through a Global Health, Global Education, Global STEM or Global Business TeleSquad. Learn how you can make an international impact in under-resourced communities in Honduras and Panama while gaining valuable skills and community service hours through virtual volunteering done safely and inexpensively from your home or school. Partner with our in-country staff to support and complete a mobile medical clinic, ESL course, full-scale water system or a rural microenterprise consultation. 

Workshop Block #2 | 3:30 p.m. 

Lieutenant governor training: Conrad Gabriel and Alexis Henry, Key Club International trustees.  

Editor training: Angelo Lontok, immediate past district board editor, New York District. 

Youth protection policy training (Advisors): Melissa McMann, youth protection specialist, Kiwanis International. 

You talking to me? Effective peer communication (Culture of Care session 2): Burton Patterson, director of prevention and education, Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking, Inc. 

Can’t we all just get along? That question is common as people attempt to navigate sometimes challenging interactions or conflict among individuals or groups. Effective peer-to-peer communication can go a long way toward establishing mutually respectful relationships and can also help improve mental and emotional well-being. Join this session to learn and develop appropriate strategies on how to appropriately engage in a two-way conversation. Walk away with the tools needed to respond effectively to sensitive or potentially harmful information that has been shared with you.

Thirst Project: How to create impact amidst a global pandemic: Evan Wesley, vice president for student activation, and Kellen Brewer, student activation manager, Thirst Project; Indigo Parlin, Key Club International trustee. 

Join Thirst Project and Indigo Parlin, a Key Club International Board member, to discuss sustainability, the global water crisis and how access to clean water impacts the health of a community, especially during COVID-19.

July 2, 2020 | 1 – 1:45 p.m. | Workshop Block #3

Thirst Project: Global citizenship and local service: Evan Wesley, vice president for student activation, and Kellen Brewer, student activation manager, Thirst Project; Indigo Parlin, Key Club International trustee. 

Join Thirst Project and Key Club International Board member, Indigo Parlin, to discuss sustainability, the global water crisis, and how access to clean water impacts the health of a community, especially during COVID-19.

Food insecurity: Hannah Povroznik, Key Club International trustee. 

Chronic hunger plagues families, schools and communities. In this engaging leadership forum, learn about the power of advocating for food security and the initiative that sparked a Key Clubber’s vision to transform the face of hunger in West Virginia. Thanks to a strong advocate’s years of determination, “Boxing It Up to Give Thanks” raised US$60,000 and distributed 41,000 pounds of food, providing a Thanksgiving meal for over 12,000 individuals. Equally important, the project developed leadership skills as it taught the importance of planning, execution and social engagement with potential donors. Its service lessons might inspire you to be a hunger-fighter too! 

College 101: Rachel Zhang and Conrad Gabriel, Key Club International trustees. 

Learn more about the college process from two graduating seniors. Get insider tips and advice about the common application, supplemental writing and much more.

Removing the blindfold: Bystander intervention 101 (Culture of Care session 3): Burton Patterson, director of prevention and education, Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking, Inc. 

Bystander intervention is the act of feeling empowered and equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively assist in preventing violence or harmful situations. You’ll learn how to identify and stop situations that could lead to violence before it happens, step in during an incident and speak out against ideas and behaviors that support violence. You’ll also gain skills to effectively support someone after violence or harm has taken place. Roleplay various scenarios to learn how easy it can be for you to make a difference.

Youth Protection Policy Training (Advisors): Melissa McMann, youth protection specialist, Kiwanis International. 

Workshop Block #4 | – 2:45 p.m.

Diversity and inclusion: Brandon Orick, Rachel Zhang and Alexis Henry, Key Club International trustees. 

This conversationstyle presentation discusses different types of diversity (racial, gender, sexual identity, etc.) found in both leadership spaces and the world. Led by International Trustees Rachel Zhang, Alexis Henry and Brandon Orick, this forum will deepdive into the strengths that come with inclusion while discussing the struggles to achieve a truly diverse environment.

I-Board Forum: Kaitlin Cirillo, Key Club International vice president; Riley Feng and Hannah Povroznik, Key Club International trustees. 

Being on the international board is no simple task. It includes a multitude of responsibilities, from travel to updates to outreach around the world. Learn the ins and outs of being an I-Board member in this Q and A session with three members of the 2019-20 Key Club International Board.

Vision boards/stress management: K’lena Schnack, Key Club International president, and Aminhan Lobster, Key Club International trustee.

At a glance, 2020 seems grim, but it’s really year of vision. Using tools to help manage stress and visualize your goals can turn your year from bleak to bright. This workshop can help you achieve a brighter future.

Training the trainer (Culture of Care session 4): Burton Patterson, director of prevention and education, Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking, Inc. 

This session acts as a culmination of the previous three Culture of Care sessions. You serve as a teacher, leader and role model for others, so hone your skills to become an effective facilitator and mentorThis workshop will help you lead peers to become successful and confident in their interactions. Learn the importance of maintaining eye contact, presenting a positive attitude, speaking in a clear voice, gesturing appropriately and maintaining interest while facilitating. 

Squads Abroad: Emilie Virgilio, volunteer engagement associate, Squads Abroad 

Apply your passion globally through a Global Health, Global Education, Global STEM, or Global Business TeleSquad! Learn how you can make an international impact in under-resourced communities in Honduras and Panama while gaining valuable skills and community service hours through virtual volunteering done safely and inexpensively from your home or school. Partner with our in-country staff to support and complete a mobile medical clinic, ESL course, full-scale water system, or a rural microenterprise consultation