Presented by Professional Dairy Producers, high school students ages 15 to 18 can expect a fast-paced and engaging experience at the upcoming PDPW Stride™ Youth Leadership Conference.
Scheduled for April 2 at Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells, the one-day program focuses on building the basics of leadership and communication skills through a series of team challenges and group activities. Long-time youth coach and trainers Hans Gochenaur and Paige Kelley will help participants uncover and build on their unique range of social and communication skills, breadth of emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with different personalities.
Attendees will also learn core techniques such as intentional listening, seeking to understand and persuasively engage others, and clearly articulating their thoughts.
In addition, a mini career fair will showcase a broad range of career options and technologies. Students will have the opportunity to talk with and ask questions of people currently working in such fields as dairy and agricultural production and sales, communications, business and more.
Pre-registration is necessary; the program fee of $79 includes training materials and meals. Upon registering, a health form and waiver will be sent to a parent or guardian for a signature. The program is limited to 100 students and they’ll be chaperoned at all times. The program and location have been adapted to meet CDC-recommended guidelines.