Programs

Leadership Seminar

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.

[learn_more caption="Leadership Seminar Curriculum"] The curriculum for the Leadership Seminar is based on HOBY’s vision to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society. HOBY believes students like you represent the future leaders of the world – leaders in business, education, government, or any field you choose – because YOU are someone who will make a difference. By developing and understanding effective and compassionate leadership, we hope you will be able to realize your leadership potential, and take action in your homes, schools, workplace, communities and the world.

Your HOBY experience will help you develop leadership from three perspectives: 1. Personal Leadership; 2. Group Leadership; and 3. Leadership for Society. We will focus on your individual growth in order for your leadership to make a better world and a better society for yourself and others. Everyone at HOBY believes in your ability to be a leader and affect the future for all of us. So, stand out and be outstanding! Show us who you are and what you can do. HOBY is your open door to a life of leadership and service. We can’t wait to learn what potential you will unlock through HOBY.[/learn_more]

Community Leadership Workshop

The Community Leadership Workshop (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 focuses on leadership as a discipline to be explored and learned.

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 clew@hobyillinois.org.