Student Council

Student Council Summer Leadership Workshop


Student Council Leadership Workshop provides students the opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with other student council members, learn about student council issues, and discover their own leadership potential which will help to build a better world in which to live.

The Student Council Leadership Workshop also offers a special Advisor's Council for any advisor wishing to attend. Special sessions are held daily with the advisor's council to network with each other and share ideas, as well as learn new ones.

Student Council Workshop has been rated as one of the best leadership training programs in the state. Some of the ideas that workshop delegates learn include goal setting, organization skills, communication skills, meeting skills, leadership skills and many other leadership techniques.

The Staff

A staff of twenty-four highly energetic and enthusiastic adults from around the state serve as senior counselors and leaders for the annual workshop. Combined years of experience working with student council activities totals over 300 years for the senior staff! In addition to the senior staff, sixteen recently graduated high school seniors serve in the coveted role of junior counselor. All staff combine for a total of 40.

Workshop Dates & Site

Student Council Leadership Workshop is held at Emporia State University, 1200 Commercial Road, Emporia, KS. The dates for Student Council Leadership Workshop are Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26. 2024. Delegates register on Sunday between 12:30 and 2:30 PM. Workshop concludes on Friday at noon.

Who Can Attend?

Any high school student (grade 9-12) and any high school or middle/junior high advisor wishing to attend may do so with their sponsor's/administration's approval. It is important to involve as many different students as possible in this "once in a lifetime" experience!

Students who have previously attended the workshop MAY attend a second time and be a part of the "advanced workshop" which highlights advanced topics in student leadership.

Any number of advisors from middle/junior high and senior high schools may attend.

Fees & Registration

The fee per (delegate or advisor) for Student Council Workshop is $325. Scholarships may be available. Inquire with Rod Garman at the KSHSAA. The fee covers the costs of housing, fourteen meals, workshop materials, instruction and insurance. Contact your school principal for the registration/enrollment forms (Forms STU-3, STU-4). All Workshop forms are available under "Forms" at the bottom of this page. The Registration/Enrollment Forms STU-3 and/or STU-4 along with fees are due in the KSHSAA office by May 24.


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Online StuCo Workshop Registration

Workshop Medical Form-Student

Workshop Medical Form-Adult

Workshop Participant Commitment Form

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