Leadership Seminar

Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW)

World Leadership Congress

HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.
The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.

Selected students attend our three- or four-day seminars and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

The (CLEW) is HOBY’s introductory one-day leadership program for high school freshmen. A typical CLeW is six to ten hours long, with 50-100 freshmen participants, and can be for a single school or entire district.

HOBY CLeW students interact with local community leaders, participate in group activities, and conduct community service projects. CLeWs are organized, developed, and implemented by local business leaders, civic groups, volunteers, and HOBY alumni.  There are no fees associated with attending a CLeW.  If interested in planning a local CLeW, please contact your State CLeW Director.

To plan or to join a CLeW in your community, please contact

HOBY’s World Leadership Congress (WLC) brings together over 400 students from across the United States and around the world for a week of inspiration, discovery and fun. The WLC is open to U.S. sophomores and juniors after they've attended a local Leadership Seminar and is intended to build upon the understanding of leadership and community service by challenging students to become active global citizens.

Over 10,000 high school students have experienced the life-changing difference the World Leadership Congress has made in their life, will you?

June 14-17 at Illinois Wesleyan University or June 22-24 at Benedictine University

July 21-28, 2018 at Loyola University Chicago