Leadership Programs

At the seminars, Ambassadors engage through a variety of games and activities.
At the seminars, Ambassadors engage through a variety of games and activities.

There truly is no limit to HOBY leadership. Whether an eager first-year student, an aspiring sophomore, a seasoned junior, or a graduating senior; there’s a leadership program for you! Working with youth across the state to educate and refine leadership skills, HOBY’s goal is to help empower, lead and excel our future leaders. Below you will find brief descriptions of the various programs available to high school students across the state. Links are provided for further details and testimonials. Volunteer opportunities exist through all of the programs below.

State Leadership Seminar: Oregon

Often considered the heart & soul of HOBY, the state seminar brings together a collection of OUTSTANDING volunteers and high school sophomore representatives for a three-day leadership experience. Participating in panels, group discussions, community service and challenging interpersonal exercises, we engage  Ambassadors “how to think,” rather than “what to think.” Continued Here

The 2017 HOBY Oregon Leadership Seminar will be at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, May 26-28, 2017.

World Leadership Congress (WLC)

Available to HOBY leadership seminar alumni in the summer immediately following their state seminar experience, the World Leadership Congress takes high school leaders to an international level of leadership. WLC Ambassadors are gathered from across the world to participate in a nine day leadership conference to explore new areas of leadership. The WLC often hosts globally recognized speakers, panelist and mentors to facilitate in the education of our young leaders. Continued Here

The 2017 World Leadership Conference will be held July 22-29, 2017, at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL.

Community Leadership Workshops (CLeWs)

Organized by HOBY alumni, Community Leadership Workshops bring HOBY to high schools for an exhilarating day of education and development. Unlike the State Seminar and World Leadership Congress, CLeWs are designed for high school first-year students seeking leadership roles and experience. Continued Here

Contact president@hobyoregon.org for more information regarding how to bring a CLeW to your high school.

Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA)

Piloted two years ago, the Advanced Leadership Academy further accelerates leadership education through an intensive five-day conference. Specifically designed for high school juniors and seniors, the ALA explores the Social Change Model of Leadership in today’s society, while simultaneously helping craft viable action plans for every participant to implement positive social change in their communities. Continued Here

The 2017 Advanced Leadership Academy will be held July 6-11, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL.