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Adviser Winter Workshop

Adviser Corner: Kristie Distlerath

Regional Connect Events

Adviser Tech Tips!

High School and Middle School State Conferences

Board of Delegates: Updated Election Format

Student Activities Handbooks


1.6 - State Conference open registration

1.27 - State Conference open registration II

1.29-30 - Adviser Winter Workshop

2.5 - Regional: Oakland Schools Conference Center

2.18 - Regional: Bay City (DoubleTree Hotel)

2.23 - Regional: Howell (Cleary College)

2.26 - Regional: Oakland Schools Conference Center

2.29 - Regional: Macomb ISD

3.7 - Awards Due Date

3.8 - Regional: Livonia (Burton Manor)

3.16 - Regional: Macomb Community College

4.16-18 - High School State Conference

5.26 - Middle Level State Conference

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Adviser Board

All Adviser Board Agendas and Minutes are archived on the website. Click here to access the most recent information.

If you would like to contribute to the Adviser Board, please contact Matt Alley for the next meeting date, time and location.

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Adviser Winter Workshop

There is still time to register for the Adviser Winter Workshop! What better way to start off the New Year than with new resources, programs, knowledge and friends?! Join us on Jan. 29-30 at the Soaring Eagle Resort for a conference devoted to advisers across Michigan! For full details, check out the Adviser Winter Workshop conference website.

Adviser Corner

Written by Kristie Distlerath, MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership Intern

"New Year, new me" is the phrase that people keep saying as a brand new year has started. Even if you had a good or bad 2015, why not focus on improving YOU instead of completely changing? No matter what kind of lesson these past 12 months had brought you, it helped shape you into the person who is ready to take on 2016! Read more here.

Regional Connect Events

Dates and locations are set for Regionals...are you? Pick your location and sign-up today! In addition to registering for a location, consider having your students submit a student showcase presentation as well! Showcases are the backbone of out Regional Connect events and the best way for sharing solid student programming and ideas across the state. Your students have done some amazing things, give them the experience of presenting at a state event! More details are on the Regional Connect website. Click here for more information.

Adviser Tech Tips!

We are always looking to make our jobs a little bit easier, but are also looking for new ways to add to the fun and excitement of our student programs. Here are a few new tech ideas that can help on both fronts!

Trello: Organize your project planning process
Yapp: Create a mobile app for your next event
Asana: Assign/track responsibilities to every council member
Kahoot: Create fun/engaging learning games for your students

High School and Middle School State Conferences

Open Registration for the High School State Conference goes live tomorrow, January 6th! For full information about the biggest student leadership event of the year, click here!

The Middle School State Conference is coming May 26th! This jam-packed full day includes leadership activities, keynote speakers, structured activities and much more! Click here for more information on the conference website.

Board of Delegates: Election Update

Last year's Student Board of Delegates took a hard look at our annual Board of Delegate application and voting process to give it a much-needed update and overhaul. The results of which were very well received by both students and advisers alike. This year, we are looking at the BOD structure and election slots for each center. For an updated version of the BOD application and our new BOD election structure, please visit the BOD website. BOD applications will open in late January!

Student Activity Handbooks

New Year, new ideas! As advisers begin planning ahead, MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership has compiled a wide variety of student leadership handbooks from across the nation for your planning pleasure. Handbooks are a great way to explain the roles, process and operations of your group for students, parents and partners. If you are looking at creating a handbook or updating your existing one, check out these resources.

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