Killdeer FFA members attend leadership conference

212 Conference: Front (L to R): Teigan Pavlenko, Jaylynn Hicks
Back (L to R): Cale Fredericks, Dale Chinn, Dayne Fredericks
360 Conference: Front (L to R): Corrie Dobitz, Iris Dukart, Sydney Anderson, Steena Larsen, Danielle Benz, Payton Pavlenko
Back (L to R): Shawnee Hansen, Alex Sadowsky, Hannah Kling, Zane Pittsley, Dawson Schmeling
Greenhand 101 Conference: Front (L to R): Molly Nies, Esther Jaggi, Faith Nordby
Back (L to R): Hannah Benz, Shadera Burian, Ean Larsen, Nathan Sadowsky, Claire McFadden *Not pictured: Jayden Hicks

Students from FFA chapters across North Dakota attended the Greenhand 101, 212° and 360° Leadership Conferences. 26 members of the Killdeer FFA Chapter attended these conferences on January 6th and 7th in Bismarck, ND.

By David Leier, Killdeer Ag and FFA Teacher
Greenhand 101- focused on leadership skills and the basics of FFA. Sessions were led by the ND State FFA Officers. They were very interactive and helped members get to know other students from different chapters around the state. Throughout the conference, students learned how to gain confidence and become a leader.
212° – the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211° water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212° Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of personal growth. FFA members attended sessions on making positive decisions, setting SMART goals and taking steps towards self-improvement.
360° – takes students full circle in terms of chapter leadership. The two-day 360° conference is focused on the importance of influence and how to become an influential leader.
Students spent their time in sessions understanding the importance of influence, conducting a chapter needs assessment, crafting an influence plan for their local FFA chapter and developing a strategy to make an influence.

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