Missouri Leadership Seminar

Missouri Leadership Seminar participants

 Excerpted from current information at: moleadership.com

 Missouri Leadership Seminar is an unforgettable weekend experience that immerses a select group of high school sophomores in an environment that brings out the leader inside. Student ambassadors are exposed to panels of professional speakers on many of today's most pressing issues, are encouraged to express their unique opinions in a supportive environment, and learn to lead through team building activities. The MLS experience is free of charge to those ambassador's selected to attend.

The Board of Directors for the Missouri Leadership seminar are able to provide the seminar experience free of charge to the students, parents and schools through private donations from local civic clubs such as Optimist, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary and GFWC Clubs. The approximate cost per student is $300. Any sophomore student is eligible to attend once nominated by a school and the selection process is left up to each individual school/district. Private and parochial schools are welcome as well.

During MLS student ambassadors participate in several different types of programs including:

 Team building Activities and Leadership Opportunities - There are many team building and group activities at MLS. From games and fun challenges to group discussions and projects, team building activities at seminar allow students to interact with other ambassadors and express opinions in a small group setting. Students have ample opportunity to lead at seminar. By expressing opinions in facilitated discussions, volunteering to lead group challenges, or introducing activities to the seminar as a whole, students have the opportunity to grow leadership skills as they feel comfortable.

Panels - Each year the MLS Board of Directors plans out several panels for seminar on current topics. Professional's with varying points of view are invited to come speak to the ambassadors on the panel topic. During small group break-outs, Ambassador's get the opportunity to interact with each panelist and ask questions. The program will not promote any specific political party, business, religion, or way of thinking; rather, it is designed to develop an awareness of present and future issues by actively involving seminar participants in discussions and informal debate.

Volunteerism - MLS is an organization focused on giving back. A charity event is always part of MLS. Last year ambassadors worked in groups to make and donate blankets to the local veteran's home. MLS also raised over $2,000 during seminar that was donated to the Missouri Veterans Home.

Every junior staff member who returns to seminar has completed 100 hours of community service. MLS continues to encourage ambassadors and alumni to volunteer throughout the year. Besides requiring 100 hours of community service, MLS also sets up year-round volunteering opportunities.

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2012 Board of Directors
Missouri Leadership Seminar, Inc.

Seminar Chairperson Tricia Hager missourileadership@gmail.com
Vice Chairperson Chris Hager missourileadership.staff@gmail.com
Director of Recruitment, Co-Director of Operations Rachel White  missourileadership@gmail.com
Director of Finances Cindy Morehead  
Reporting Secretary    
Co-Director of Operations,
Special Services, Gift-In-Kind,Co-Director of Public Relations
Mallory McGowin mallory.mcgowin@gmail.com
Director of Staff and Alumni Association Sophie Zavaglia missourileadership.alumni@gmail.com
Optimist Representative Ralph How missourileadership @ yahoo.com
Director of Dinner with a Pro Kirk Morehead missourileadership @ yahoo.com
Assistant Director of Dinner with a Pro Ruthie Finet ruth_finet @ yahoo.com
Director of Programs/On-Site Programs Coordinator Maria Holt missourileadership@gmail.com
GFWC Representative Shelly Barger
Director of Staff Sophie Zavaglia missourileadership.staff@gmail.com
Co-Director of Alumni Laura Giebler missourileadership.alumni@gmail.com
Webmaster Maria Holt  Missourileadership@gmail.com