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Workshop Proposals

Workshop facilitation is a great way for PAL®ees to share valuable knowledge with their fellow PAL®s and PAL® Sponsors. It is also a great way to help reduce the cost of your school’s registration fees!

Eligibility: Only PAL® programs operating within fidelity of the curriculum with a teacher who has completed their Initial Adult Training are eligible to apply for student-led workshops.

About: Workshops to consist of 50 minute presentations followed by ten minutes of questions and comments.

Please submit one form per topic/workshop proposal. In your description, please specify whether your proposal is for the Middle or High School conference, and whether your target audience consists of PAL® students, teachers, or both.


PAL® Middle School Leadership Conference

Workshop proposals will be accepted August 1 – October 15th,  Workshops will be selected by PAL® service staff on a rolling basis August 10th – October 16th. All selected workshops will be notified by October 17th.

Selected workshops will facilitate two 55-minute sessions (of the same topic) from 1:05-2:00pm and 2:05-3:00pm for 20-30 students each on Saturday, November 9th at Lake Belton Middle School. Last year, our workshops were:

“Leadership and Bullying” and “Be a Difference Maker”

As a thank you for presenting a workshop, schools who present will receive 50% discounted registration for the High School Conference (up to $50 per student/sponsor).

2023 PAL® High School Conference

Workshop proposals will be accepted September 1-December 15th, 2023. Workshops will be selected by PAL® service staff on a rolling basis September 15th – December 19th, 2023. All selected workshops will be notified by December 19th, 2023.

In exchange for presenting a workshop, presenters will receive a 50% discount on the regular registration fee for the 2023 High School Conference.


Suggested Conference Topics 2023

Adult or Student Track:
  • Community Service Projects
  • New ideas for cross-age mentoring
  • Team-building activities
  • Peer helping ideas for home campus
  • New training activities (tied to curricular areas)
  • Ice Breakers/ Energizers
  • Peer helper’s role in crisis management
  • Character education
  • Asset building
  • Maintaining your personal balance in a helping role
  • Marketing and PR for your program
  • Fundraising
  • Peer helping with special needs populations
  • Building leadership skills
  • How to tutor a peer
  • Learning Styles
  • Communication with diverse populations (different cultures, age differences, special needs, business situations, etc.)
  • Topics of concern (eating disorders, suicide prevention, conflict resolution, dealing with grief, dealing with fear, codependence, issues surrounding alcohol/drugs/tobacco, media literacy, diversity, bullying, violence prevention, HIV, etc.)
Student ONLY Track:
  • Setting the example/ modeling behavior
  • Setting and achieving goal
  • Activities/Games to do with PAL®ees
  • Facilitation skills
  • Bullying
  • Stress management
  • Building personal skills
  • Male Issues
  • Female Issues
  • Nutrition
Adult ONLY Track:
  • Collaborating and partnering with school and community
  • Evaluating your program
  • Gaining support from administration
  • Building your program to meet national standards
  • Grading strategies
  • Fundraising & PR
  • Stress Management
  • Working with Different Generations or Populations

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