2019 Summer Leadership Workshop: 
HIGH SCHOOL

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


Trinity University #2, San Antonio
High School: July 15-19, 2019 (Mon-Fri) | Cost: $360

One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX
Director: David Womack - DIT: Lianna Gantz | Consultants: David Bowe - CIT: Joel Casiday


REGISTER FOR A SUMMER LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP »


Congratulations on your decision to attend a TASC Summer Leadership Workshop. I have some amazing memories from my experience with student council in high school. Hopefully, you will arrive with an open mind. This is a leadership WORKshop. Expect to be challenged and pushed out of your comfort zone each day. The leadership curriculum will require you to think, read, create, and participate fully. Your day will begin around 7:00 a.m., and you will go until around 10:30 p.m. Although “free” time and social activities are scheduled, you will be tired. Active participation in workshop activities will better prepare you to return to your school with an enthusiastic attitude and allow you to make a positive difference in your council, school, and community. The workshop staff will expect you to follow directions, be on time, ask questions, and be involved. In order to help prepare you for this busy week of activities, the following pages provide information that will help make your week more enjoyable, memorable, and worthwhile. If you have a question that is not answered in this brochure, feel free to contact me. I am excited to be teamed with Leadership Consultant David Bowe, Consultant-in-Training Joel Casiday, and Director-in-Training Lianna Gantz. Below is information that will help us serve you more effectively. Please complete the permission forms and return them to me at my home address.

DIRECTOR: DAVID WOMACK
School: Duncanville High School | School Phone: (972) 708-6556; fax (972) 708-3889
Email: [email protected] | Cell Phone: (214) 263-4565


The following forms must be provided to the workshop director: individual registration form (student and advisor), participant agreement form (student and advisor), medical form (students) and criminal disclosure form (advisors). The advisor should distribute the forms, make sure they are completed properly, including all required signatures, and then send them all together to the director’s home address. All forms should be mailed one month prior in order to give the director time to make housing and small group assignments. Do NOT send the registration forms to the TASC office!

PAYMENT
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.

HOUSING
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.

TASC DRESS CODE
• 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 must have sleeves. Tops/dresses at any state TASC event may not be strapless or have spaghetti straps, and no undergarments can be visible.
• 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.

ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
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.

ONSITE CHECK-IN
When you arrive at the University, you will go to the Calgaard Gym (formerly Bell Center) between 10:00 and 1:30 p.m. to check in. When you arrive, you will be given your name badge, room assignment, and an expanded schedule/workshop notebook. Name badges and wristbands must be worn at all times.

DIRECTIONS / CAMPUS MAP
For directions to Trinity University and a map of the campus, see:
https://new.trinity.edu/sites/default/files/file_attachments/trinitycampus2013.pdf

HOUSING
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. A charge of $50 will be made for lost room keys and $10 per lost access card. Valuables (cameras, jewelry, etc.) should not be left in your room or in general session areas. Neither the University nor TASC can be responsible for loss of any article. Damage to campus property must be reported at once. Females will be housed in the Witt/Winn, and possibly Miller, Residence Hall and males will be in the Calvert Residence Hall.

WHAT TO BRING
Delegates should bring twin sheets, towels, washcloths, blanket, pillow, and personal toiletries. On the last night there will be an achievement program. Students may dress nicer than other workshop activities, but it's not required. Students are encouraged to bring items for Magic Note bags. (This can be note paper for positive notes, candy, trinkets, etc. to attach to notes if desired.)

Workshop staff will address issues of inappropriate dress on an individual basis. If the workshop director determines that dress is in violation of common decency, then the student/advisor will be expected to comply with the request to correct the issue or be in violation of TASC policy. Bring a pair of tennis shoes, because some activities will require them.

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Neither TASC nor the University will be responsible for the loss of these items. Students and advisors who carry cell phones should not make nor accept calls during workshop activities. Students may want to bring a laptop, but TASC will not be responsible for any damage or loss.

ILLNESS
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. Campus security numbers are (210) 999-7070 for non-emergency situations and (210) 999-7000 for emergencies.

CURFEW AND LIGHTS OUT
Everyone is expected to be in their assigned room at curfew. Dorm entrance doors will lock at curfew.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE POLICY
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.

SCHEDULE FOR DAY ONE
10:00 - 1:00......Registration (Lunch on your own)
1:15 - 2:30........Staff Meeting (Small Group Facilitators and JCs)
3:30 - 4:00........General Session
4:10 - 5:30........Team Meeting (4:15 Advisor Meeting in Calgaard Gym)
5:30 - 6:30........Dinner
6:35 - 8:15........Team Meeting
8:20 - 10:15......General Session
10:15................Dorm Meetings (10:45 Staff/JC Meeting)
11:00................Lights Out

There will be a mid-workshop break on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Participants should return by 10:30 p.m.
Final Day: The last general session will finish around 10:30 a.m. on the last day.

SPECIAL EVENTS, OLYMPICS, DANCE, DRESS UPS, TALENT SHOW ETC…
All delegates are requested to bring a pair of tennis shoes for any athletic-type event (Olympics, Tae-Wo, etc.). Achievement Night will be in the gym the last night of the workshop, followed by a social. There will also be talent incorporated into Achievement Night, so you might want to bring a special outfit, musical instrument, etc.

WORKSHOP SAFETY
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.

MEALS
The first meal will be dinner on Monday. All meals, with the exception of dinner on Wednesday, will be served through breakfast on Friday.

OPTIONAL SPENDING MONEY
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.

INFORMATION ABOUT ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Due to liability issues we do not have access to any indoor athletic equipment. Most outdoor facilities are available for use by students and advisors (track, outdoor pool, etc.). Information about hours available will be given at the beginning of the workshop.

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