Northern California Seminar

Photo: HOBY NorCal 2017

The 2019 Northern California Leadership Seminar is a three-day leadership development program which will bring together approximately 130 students from across the region. Local schools send representatives they feel are leaders or have leadership potential. Planned and executed completely by volunteers, the seminar is a motivational, hands-on program that includes critical thinking, mentoring, panel discussions, goal-setting, and project planning activities. Students learn individual leadership styles, group dynamics, and leadership in society–all with a focus on Leadership for Service to their communities. Students are challenged to make a difference now in their schools and communities, and challenged to perform 100 hours of service within the 12 months following their seminar, beginning with four hours of service during the seminar itself.

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Ambassador Info

The HOBY NorCal seminar will take place at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, CA from Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9, 2019. Ambassadors should plan to arrive in Sacramento no later than 9:30 a.m. on Friday and to stay until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. All ambassadors and volunteer staff will stay overnight in the Sacramento State University dorms. General information about attending the HOBY leadership seminar can be found by clicking here.

2019 Seminar Junior Staff

Junior Staff is our umbrella term for all volunteers under the age of 21. Junior Staff applications for the 2019 seminar are now open! Applications are available here and are due by the end of November 1st, 2018. Questions about the Junior Staff application and selection process can be sent to Director of Junior Staff Ashley Whicher.

Seminar Planning Committee Members

Amy Martin
Leadership Seminar Chair

Megan Byers
Leadership Seminar Vice Chair

Julia Abelsky
Director of Recruitment

Raquel Borrayo
Director of Fundraising

Garrett Minnie
Director of Facilitators

Umar Momen
Director of Operations

Aarti Raj
Director of Program

Ashley Whicher
Director of Junior Staff

Seminar Location: Sacramento State University –  6002 J Street, Sacramento (June 7-9, 2019)