Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
September 29, 2016 from 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Stand Up, Speak Out is a fun and innovative leadership conference for middle school students. A team of field specialists from the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations will partner with Southern New Hampshire University students to conduct a variety of leadership skill workshops. Students from the New England League of Middle Schools will participate in games, learning, and the following workshops:

Team Building: Effective leaders know that being successful is not a one-person show. Students learn how to develop teams that utilize every member’s skills.

Speaking & Listening: Effective leaders know how to communicate. Students learn how to speak confidently and listen attentively.

Clarifying Values: Effective leaders know how to prioritize and to stay focused on their school's mission. Students learn how to decide what is important and what is not.

Students will review their schools’ learning climate and form an action plan to address needed changes to improve their schools. Students’ plans will be displayed virtually at next year’s conference through schools’ video submissions.

Principal Preparation:

  • You will be provided with full event details and student invitations in early August
  • You will need to select and register four to eight students to attend
  • You will also need to select one or two chaperones (you may join!)
  • Two-hour PD, “How to Use Student Voice in Your School’s Change Efforts,” will be provided to adult participants.

Please note:

  • There will be a registration fee of $200 per team of four students and one advisor for NELMS member schools; $250 for non-member schools
  • Continental breakfast is included
  • Lunch will be available for purchase
  • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REQUIREMENT: There is now a SNHU release form for minors visiting campus for a day program that has to be completed by each and every student. For a copy of the form please click here.
  • Bus information:
    Buses can drop students and advisors off in front of the Dining Hall (labeled 21 on the map). Then after dropping off students, buses will need to park in the lot labeled 16-C which is down behind Webster Hall.
    Map of the campus for bus.