Dr. Tim presenting

Student Leadership Workshops at Conn Selmer Institute

Announcing the inaugural Student Leadership Workshops at CSI Southeast and CSI Midwest, led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, a 45+ year expert in student leadership. Tailored for high school leaders, the dynamic format emphasizes active engagement in activities and insights covering standards, discipline, communication, risk-taking, motivation, and handling insecurities. Join us for this transformative experience, marking the first-ever inclusion of these workshops at CSI Southeast and CSI Midwest.

Students in class

Student activities will center around:

  • Setting High Standards of Excellence
  • Fundamentals of Self-Discipline
  • Effective Communication Principles
  • Value of Risk
  • Behavior Modification vs. Motivation
  • Dealing with Insecurities

Students will leave with a new-found sense of:

  • Independent Carry Through
  • Sensitivity to Peers
  • Development of a Positive Attitude
  • Understanding of I/Me vs. We/Us
  • Understanding Consequences of Complacency
  • Increased Level of Cooperation
  • Commitment to Self-Improvement
Student Leader

The workshop, tailored primarily for 11th and 12th graders, seeks proactive role models with a positive attitude. We aim to delve deeper, requiring full commitment from participants right from the start. This approach allows the curriculum to provide more engaging, hands-on experiences, particularly with a smaller, select group of student leaders. Our goal is not to persuade individuals to become leaders but to provide intensive training for those who have already chosen this path. Does this sound like the kind of workshop that appeals to your student leaders? We are ready to welcome them!

Directors play a vital role in selecting candidates, focusing on those truly prepared for the task. It's essential that students chosen exhibit personal maturity and a genuine desire to serve others as the foundation of their leadership spirit. 

Final thoughts from Dr. Tim, "I have witnessed certain signs about the possibilities of group energy throughout the years; it is extraordinary when it happens, and those students involved go back to their schools with creative new insights about the possibilities within their own environments. "

Student Leadership - Mitchell and Watts

CSI Southeast

Students are invited to join Dr. Tim at the Student Leadership Workshop this April 27th as a part of Conn Selmer Institute Southeast. The event will take place at North Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Georgia from 9 am - 12 pm. Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser will be joined by Taylor Watts and Brandi Mitchell. This incredible trio will provide students with practical experiences, inspired motivation, and the heart of a servant leader.

Matthew Arau Leadership

CSI Midwest

Students have the opportunity to attend the Student Leadership Workshop this June 11th as a part of Conn Selmer Institute Midwest. The event will take place at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana from 9 am - 12 pm. Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser will be joined by Dr. Matthew Arau for a one-of-a-kind event sure to uplift students and prepared them to lead for the coming school year. Students will also have the chance to participate in the Blue Devils Experience - a masterclass led by elite Blue Devils Drum Corp staff and joined by woodwind specialist Beth Fabrizio - that afternoon.