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October 9, 2001

Conference focuses on student leadership

Helping teachers identify and nurture leadership skills among students is the topic of the "Learners to Leaders: Weaving Leadership into K-12 Learning" conference, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 - 27 at California State University, Sacramento. Friday's events will be held in the Steven Lee Yamshon Alumni Center and Saturday's will be in the University Union Ballroom.

On Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m., Clay Roberts, known for his work on asset development, will lead a session on identifying the principles guiding courageous leaders and provide practical examples of student leadership development. From 5 to 7:30 p.m., Barry Posner, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge will give the keynote address.

Saturday's topics include conflict management, elementary school student councils, students in the role of class computer technician, having students produce a weekly television show and building an online community. There will also be tips for uncovering leadership skills among at-risk children and children with learning disabilities.

The conference is being sponsored by CSUS Regional and Continuing Education and is open to both teachers and parents. Registration fees range from $199 to $249 and continuing education units are available for additional charge.

For registration information, call (916) 278-4433, ext. 192. Media information is available by contacting the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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