On Jan. 7-8, 24 members of the Killdeer FFA Chapter traveled to Bismarck for the Winter Leadership Conferences. Nine freshmen and 8th grade students attended the Greenhand 101 conference that is put on by the ND State FFA Officers. This conference focused on growing students into leaders. It was a fun conference that the state officers, including Killdeer’s own Matt Stroh, presented. Students were asked to interact with students from other chapters to expand their comfort zones and meet new friends.
Five sophomore students attended the 212 Conference. 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 212o Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues. FFA members attended sessions on discovering their passions, making positive decisions, setting SMART goals and taking steps towards self-improvement.
Ten juniors and seniors attended the 360 Conference. 360° – takes students full circle in terms of chapter leadership. The two-day 360° conference is focused on the importance of vision and how to become a visionary leader. Students spent their time in sessions understanding the importance of vision, conducting a chapter needs assessment, crafting a vision plan for their local FFA chapter and developing a strategy to implement their vision.