Leadership Converse

Leadership Converse

Leadership Converse 2016


Be The Change
Leadership Converse is a unique experience for rising junior and senior female high school students held on the Converse College campus.

A big part of the Leadership Converse curriculum is to teach students that leadership is about behavior and action, not about a title or role. Our main focus in this program is to ask the question, “what is leadership?” At Leadership Converse, we will be teaching students that leadership is a process where individuals or groups can work together to create positive, sustainable change for others.  We are looking for all types of students- including but not limited to students who are active in their communities, have a passion for helping others, who have been active in leadership roles, and who have a vision for positive change.

In an article from her hometown paper, participant Storme Adkins (Leadership Converse 2017) said the experience, “pushes you out of your comfort zone and gives you a whole new group of people that you can consider your family. You find out a lot of things that you wouldn’t think you had in common with people.”

This experience is at no cost to selected students because we feel that Leadership Converse will benefit all who participate.

Leadership Converse 2019

Leadership Converse will be held on the Converse campus July 28-31, 2019

Please check back for 2019 application timelines.

What you can expect at Leadership Converse:

  • Meet other high school students with similar passions
  • Get to know current students and staff from the Converse community
  • Meet fellow community partners who are committed to making positive, sustainable change in South Carolina communities
  • Gain knowledge, values, and skills to become a more effective leader
  • Engage in interactive workshops, small group dialogue and service
  • And of course, to have fun!

To see what our students accomplish during the program, browse the Features section below to watch videos from Leadership Converse in years past.