Freshman year is full of New Beginnings. Everything is new; new school, new teachers, new teams, new clubs. The list can go on. It might be too much "new" all at once or it might be the "new" you have been craving. Either way, GLC is for you!
This is no ordinary leadership conference! This action-packed day is sure to be a fun way to get to know yourself and meet new people as we explore the new world of Agricultural Education (Ag Ed). Ag Ed and FFA is a home away from home for all and will help as you start to navigate this new beginning. You will spend the day diving into what makes you, YOU! and discovering ways the FFA can help you make the most out of your high school experience.
Personal development starts with the individual. Through self-discovery of talents, strengths, interests and personal characteristics, students begin their journey down the road to uncovering their life's passion. Through GLC, students will be emerged in the Who, Why, What, Where, How and Impact they can experience in Agricultural Education. This conference focuses on "ME: one's personal skills and development of the ability to be successful."
Students will cover:
WHO I am
Identify personal interests and characteristics. Explore how those interests and characteristics can translate into passions and values.
WHY I matter
Build self-confidence through establishing healthy habits. Engage in conversations of empathy to discover the importance of diversity and inclusion.
WHAT is ag ed
Explore the diversity of California agriculture. Identify how Agricultural Education creates well rounded individuals through the three-ring model of Classroom & Laboratory (Knowledge), Supervised Agricultural Experience [SAE] (Skill) and the National FFA Organization (Relationships).
WHERE we can go
Hear from FFA alumni working both in and out of the agricultural industry to identify the benefits of Agricultural Education. Explore agricultural education pathways their school offers and the careers those pathways can lead to.
HOW we get there
Dive deeper into the circle of FFA to explore Career Development Events (CDE), Leadership Development Events (LDE), Conventions and Conferences. Investigate the circle of SAE, witness SAE highlights and rank their interest level in different/potential projects. Create a personal plan of action that address the areas of FFA, Classroom and SAE.
Define servant leadership. Examine how to have a positive impact on the community through social media and community service. Complete a personal plan of action by adding in the areas of Personal Life and Community.
This conference is sponsored by JS West as a special project of the California FFA Foundation.