3-Day Leadership Seminar

A core aspect of our leadership development program is our three day leadership seminar. Over the course of the extended weekend we aim to teach the students not what to think, but how to think. By the conclusion of the seminar we strive to have inspired each attendee to improve and impact their community.

The program is designed to develop the students’ existing talents, nurture and discover their leadership potential, and challenge them to expand their comfort zone. Our curriculum is well rounded focusing on personal leadership, group leadership, and leadership for our society. The activities are interactive, engaging, and collaborative. Team work is stressed as an important skill for a successful leader to possess.

Each year, over 270 students enroll in our state program. We welcome you—or a student you know—to be one of them.

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The Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW)

The Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW) is a one-day introductory HOBY leadership training for high school freshmen. CLeWs provide face-to-face interaction between freshmen students and distinguished leaders from all walks of life. Students participate in team-building activities, take part in community service projects, and listen to presentations given by motivational speakers and local community leaders. CLeWs are initiated and organized by HOBY’s own alumni and/or members of the community, and are sponsored by local service clubs or companies. High schools are invited directly by the planning committees to select freshmen students to attend. The number of schools and students invited to participate in a given CLeW is determined by the committee.

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World Leadership Congress

HOBY’s World Leadership Congress is designed to allow students to discover their own personal leadership potential while becoming responsible and responsive global citizens.

Participating students have the opportunity to engage with thought-leaders in a wide variety of fields. They also participate in hands-on leadership learning and activities in addition to service opportunities throughout the week. After the week long program, students leave inspired and motivated to articulate and accomplish their goals as well as make positive changes in their local and global community.

The 2014 WLC will be held July 19-26 at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, USA. There is an optional Post-WLC Tour of Chicago available to students who wish to stay on and see the sights of Chicago at the conclusion of the program. The dates for the tour are July 26-28, 2014.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has placed the WLC on its National Advisory List of Student Contests and Activities for 2012-2013.

HOBY strives to provide the WLC leadership development opportunity to as many students as possible. For information about becoming a sponsor of HOBY’s WLC, please call HOBY’s International Department at 1 (818) 851.3980.

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HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy

HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA or the Academy) is a new program for any U.S. or Canadian high school junior or senior (ages 16-18 at the time of the program).  Students are not required to have participated in other HOBY programming to be eligible to participate in the Academy.

Through the HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy, participants will:

  • Understand the seven dimensions of the Social Change Model of Leadership and how they work together to accomplish the eighth dimension, change
  • Use a skills inventory to identify and understand their own entrepreneurial strengths and capabilities;
  • Create an action plan to lead a service project or social enterprise in their home communities; and
  • Meet new people and establish an ongoing network of other leaders and social entrepreneurs.

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HOBY International Programs

We are all part of a global community. Today’s youth will be identifying and resolving the global issues their generation will face. Currently HOBY offers students the opportunity to travel and learn through our International Tour Program as well as providing students from a variety of countries the opportunity to attend HOBY programs from our international affiliates. HOBY Alumni, siblings, and friends are invited to participate in this program.

2016 International Service Trip

January 4-11, 2016
The Dominican Republic
HOBY 2016 IST Factsheet

2016 Global Student Leaders Summit
June 18-30, 2016
England | The Netherlands
HOBY 2016 GSLS Factsheet
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