2019 Summer Leadership Workshop: 

A meaningful experience that empowers student leaders and advisors to lead effectively in schools and communities.

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches
High School: July 7-11, 2019 (Sun-Thu) | Cost: $335

1936 North St, Nacogdoches, TX
Director: Stacey Smith - DIT: Cheryl Royal | Consultants: Mary Whittenberg & Brian Meyer


Summer workshop is right around the corner. It is time to get ready for a week worth of leadership activities, new friendships from across the state, and innovative ideas to make your hometown council better than ever. The greatest opportunity your council has is to invest its time in this week’s worth of activities -- Summer Leadership Workshop. Your active participation will give you many opportunities to meet new friends, develop your leadership abilities, build unity within your council, and overall allow you to enjoy a fun and rewarding week. Great results do not come about without hard work and determination. Council members are expected to work, read, study, think, create and give their full attention to every activity. Councils will return to their schools with the appropriate tools to help them continue the building and strengthening of their own home councils. Please make sure that you have read all of the information in the brochure. Students are expected to have read and understand all of the expectations listed on the Student Participation Form, especially the dress code. If you have any questions that have not been answered, please feel free to contact me.

The following forms must be provided to the workshop director: individual registration forms (student and advisor), participant agreement forms (student and advisor), medical forms (students), SFA form (for ALL attendees) and criminal disclosure forms (advisors). The advisor should distribute the forms, make sure they are completed properly and then send them all together to the director. Please remember the signatures. The forms may be mailed to director in advance or brought the first day of workshop. Do NOT send the permission form kit to the TASC office!

SFA RELEASE FORM » (This is not registration)

From the Director: Google Form Names and Info Form  (This is not registration)

Two workshop payment options were available to schools. If you made full payment at the time of registration, your receipt will indicate a zero balance. If you sent in a $100 deposit per person, the balance is due in one payment ONE MONTH PRIOR TO WORKSHOP DATE. Cancellations and refunds will be permitted until that date and must be made in writing to the TASC office. When applicable, the refund amount will be applied to the balance due. For each cancellation, there will be a $100 transaction fee assessed per individual cancellation. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations after the deadline. Refunds will not be provided for workshop no-shows, regardless of the situation. Delegate substitutions made less than 10 days before the start of the workshop must maintain original delegate gender.

Students and adults should expect to room with someone from a different school, because part of the workshop experience is getting to know others. During the workshop, you will be expected to keep your room in order. You will be charged for damage to University property or loss of keys.


  • Jeans/pants and t-shirts are highly encouraged as the primary dress.
  • Shorts are NOT permitted at TASC conferences or workshops held during the school year.
  • Shorts are permitted at summer programs but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
  • Skirts/dresses are permitted at all events but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
  • All tops and dresses must have sleeves at all TASC events. 
  • Caps or hats are not to be worn when inside a building. 
  • This dress code may be modified for performers at TASC events.  Costumes must be approved by a conference committee.
  • TASC/TASC Districts retain the right to enforce a specified dress code for events outside the TASC state calendar.
  • This dress code may be modified for specific events; attendees will be notified by the assigned TASC designee.
    Policy adopted November 2015

Neither TASC nor the University will be responsible for the loss of these items and suggest that students not bring expensive items to the workshop. Students and advisors who carry cell phones should not make nor accept calls during workshop activities.

Illnesses should be reported to the Director immediately through your hometown advisor or one of the deans. Medical release forms provided with this pre-registration packet are important to our efforts to provide you with medical assistance in the unlikely event of an emergency (make sure you have an extra copy for yourself). Please complete the release form and return it to your advisor with your registration form.

Dormitory doors will be locked at “lights out”. Special events will cause lights to be out at a different time each night.

The use or possession of alcohol, tobacco or other illegal drugs is strictly prohibited. Any student found in the possession or under the influence of these substances will be sent home from the workshop without delay at the expense of the student, his/her parents or the student’s school. School official/law enforcement will be contacted.

Delegates are expected to respect the rights and safety of others. Weapons of any type are strictly prohibited at TASC functions. Any person found in the possession of an item used as weapon or exhibiting irresponsible behavior that endangers the health, safety, or welfare of him/herself or others will be sent home from the workshop without delay at the expense of the student, his/her parents or the student’s school. School/law enforcement will be contacted.

When you arrive at the University, you will go to the Lumberjack Landing between 11:00 and 1:30 p.m. to check in. When you arrive, you will be given your name badge, room assignment, and an expanded schedule. Name badges and wristbands must be worn at all times. There will be campus parking near the dorms. A parking permit will be issued at registration.

Each student and advisor will need to bring linens from home as follows: extra-long twin sheets, blanket, towels, wash cloths, pillow and personal toiletries. Once you are assigned a room key, a $45 charge will be made for each lost key. Lost keys should be reported immediately. There are no telephones in the dorm rooms. Don’t forget about the Talent Show (real talent, please). Each room is equipped with a refrigerator and microwave. Students are welcome to bring snacks.

As part of the workshop there will be a banquet dinner and achievement night on Wednesday, July 10. Banquet attire is Sunday dress. Gentlemen should wear khaki pants or slacks with a collared, button down shirt. Ladies attire should be of a modest length, and dress or top straps should be wide. No spaghetti straps. Sleeves are not required for ladies Banquet night attire.

11:00 - 1:30  |  Registration
1:30  |  Staff meeting
3:00 - 5:30  |  General session and council meeting
5:30 - 6:30  |  Dinner
6:30 - 9:30  |  General session and council meeting
9:30  |  Dorm meeting
11:00 - 11:30  |  Room check / Lights out
Workshop will conclude by 11:00 am on the last day.

At approximately 3:00p.m on Tuesday, July 9 will be free time for each home town to use as you choose (including eating the evening meal off campus). All groups should plan to return to campus by 10:30 pm. Two local suggestions for hometown council free time are the local zip line (http://site.zipnac.com/) and ropes course (http://www.sfasu.edu/campusrec/464.asp ). For more information www.visitnacogdoches.org.
Nacogdoches now has Splash Kingdom Water Park: www.splashkingdomwaterpark.com. You may contact them directly for group rates. 936-305-5009.

All meals, with the exception of MidWeek Break dinner, will be served through breakfast on last day. Meals will be served in the main dining room of the East College dining hall. You will need your wristband & meal card (provided prior to general assembly on Tuesday night) at all times. Please note the first workshop meal is dinner on Day 1.  All councils should eat lunch prior to arrival at SFA or plan to check in then go to lunch and return in plenty of time for first general session.

Students may need a small amount of money for 1) food to and from the workshop, 2) snack foods, 3) souvenirs, 4) free-time activities.

For directions to Stephen F. Austin State University and a campus map, see: www.sfasu.edu/campusmap