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
- 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.)
- Setting the example/ modeling behavior
- Setting and achieving goal
- Activities/Games to do with PAL®ees
- Facilitation skills
- Stress management
- Building personal skills
- Male Issues
- Female Issues
- 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