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SCOTT BACKOVICH

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Leadership speaker and student engagement expert Scott Backovich has dedicated his life to doing one thing: helping schools create phenomenal campus culture. On any given day, Scott can be found making a positive impact on students, educators, and activities programs around the country. He is the founder of ENVOLVE Schools, a student engagement program designed to help campuses facilitate outstanding student activities. For Scott, it’s not just about generating a moment of impact—it’s about developing an entire climate of action. www.ENVOLVEschools.com

DR. LAYMON HICKS

Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Dr. Laymon Hicks isn’t a stranger when it comes to student empowerment and leadership. He has motivated over 500,000 students across the nation in 46 states. Dr. Hicks graduated from Florida State University where he served as the Student Body President. At the age of 29, Dr. Hicks graduated with his doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. Today, he is an adjunct professor, youth speaker, author, and leadership consultant. Most importantly, he is the husband to Keisha and father to his daughter, Karsyn and resides in Florida. www.laymonhicks.com

SHANNON MCKAIN

Friday, March 4, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Students in Sync: Helping Student Leaders Find Synchronization With Themselves, Their Administrators, & Each Other - It’s 2022 and despite having access to seemingly unlimited artificial intelligence, data, and analytics, we still feel phenomenally disconnected. In a world where social interaction is technological and vice versa, how do we  continue to develop excellent student leaders, build better leadership skills, and create inclusive teams? In this keynote, Shannon taps into her own array of experiences from cheering in the National Football League to serving on several organizations to living life on a canoe (seriously!) to speak about how individuals can synchronize with themselves and one another to build better, more complete leadership skills, and create inclusive teams. www.shannonmckain.com

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