Fall Leadership Conference

November 4, 2019

Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan

Come join us in Lansing for our annual Fall Leadership Conference! Students and teachers can learn valuable leadership skills that they can take back to their school and lead their local chapters through a successful school year. SkillsUSA Michigan advisors are encouraged to bring their local officers and any other students interested in learning how to demonstrate their leadership abilities.

Students participate in sessions that guide them in developing team building, public speaking, communication and community service skills, just to name a few.

FOCUS Training, a Wisconsin-based leadership development company will present a workshop for students that emphasizes communication skills, teamwork, innovation, organization and many other skills to help students become successful leaders.

Advisors also participate in sessions geared at having a successful SkillsUSA chapter and CTE program.

The Fall Leadership Conference gives members the opportunity to meet and network with fellow members, develop leadership skills and gain insight on many other SkillsUSA activities!

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The Fall Leadership Conference will be held at the Lansing Center. The address is 333 E Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933.


All registrations must be made on online through the Membership and Conference Registration Portal.  Instructions will be available on the Forms and Documents page. Paper registration forms will not be accepted. The registration fee includes lunch, participation in all sessions, and registration materials.


All conference participants must be paid members of SkillsUSA Michigan. Students do not have to be a member prior to attending, but must have their memberships submitted to SkillsUSA by January 15. Chapters will be invoiced in February for students who are not paid members.


Refunds will be given only if SkillsUSA Michigan is notified of the cancellation in writing two weeks before the conference. Cancellations must be submitted on the Cancellation and Refund Request Form by your chapter’s lead advisor to receive your chapter’s refund. Refunds will be mailed after the conference, or the credit may be applied towards future conference registrations.


Each participant attending the conference must sign the Participant Code of Conduct Form. This form is to be hand-carried to the conference by the advisor and not sent in with the registration. The Participant Code of Conduct Form is located on the Forms and Documents page.


To allow students to fully participate with the leadership activities, business casual attire will be allowed. Khaki (Docker) style pants (no cargo pants) are appropriate for both males and females. Ladies should have blouses, sweaters, polo-style or collared shirts. Gentlemen should wear sweaters, polo-style, or collared shirts. Denim, t-shirts, hats, and cargo pants are not allowed.


There will be a special meeting for all advisors. Special breakout sessions will also be available for advisors.

Advisors will be assigned to sessions to monitor participation and behavior. Each advisor is asked to assist with supervision at the conference. To keep the registration fee as low as possible, we have elected to use advisors in place of outside security.

One (1) advisor must attend for each twenty (20) students.


An overnight stay is not necessary at the Fall Leadership Conference but if you plan on spending the night (either before or after), please book your stay with the Radisson (which is located right across the street) at http://www.radisson.com/lansing-hotel-mi-48933/lansing?s_cid=se.bng.rad_cmp27.