The Summer Leadership Institute fosters growth within the leadership of high school band programs. While typically a two-day conference where 500 students from around the Southeast come together to learn effective leadership strategies and skills, this year, we’re bringing the Summer Leadership Institute to you. For Free. With 10 different video sessions provided by outstanding educators and leaders in the field, we encourage you to use these resources to better equip your students, boosters and even colleagues for the coming season.
Our lineup of session presenters includes Fran Kick, Josh Byrd, Jeff Harper, Matthew McCord, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, David Roth, Kim Shuttleworth and Bridget Wildes.
Keynote Presenter, Fran Kick, designed 3 sessions to motivate and inspire young musicians focusing on group development, cooperation + collaboration, and advice for the new day. This year’s fantastic faculty discuss topics such as Building Blocks To A Better Team, Finding Your Moral Compass, Relationships in Leading, and more. These sessions will open doors for group discussion and provide ways for your leaders to lead with fun and engaging ways to make the most of these times.
FRAN KICK is an author, educational consultant and professional speaker who knows What Makes Kids KICK! He is the creator and presenter of KICK IT IN® a series of self-motivational personal leadership presentations and materials. Since taking an educational leave of absence from teaching, he has developed his part-time speaking adventure into a full-time mission. Today, Fran presents over one hundred programs every year across the U.S. and Canada to thousands of college/university, high school, junior high/middle school students, plus the many people who work with them. In addition, he works with association, convention and corporate organizations who are actively engaged in teaching and reaching today’s kids. Fran speaks at many state, regional & national conferences about What Makes Kids KICK and how they can KICK IT IN & TAKE THE LEAD. He has his B.A. in Education and a M.A. in Educational Psychology. From fifth-grade students to Fortune 500 professionals Fran Kick always KICKS IT IN!