Networking & Training Event Highlights

Mid-Year Training - December 2019

On December 4th, 2019 IL HPP hosted nine schools at Forestview Educational Center. Joe Bush opened our training with a powerful keynote about values. The IL HPP Team led four different workshops focusing on facilitation skills, how to reach specific audiences, and community partnerships. We ended the afternoon together with an impactful activity where we individually tapped attendees’ shoulders after a specific statement was said that pertained to that person to share the impact they had on others. Overall it was a successful training and we have really enjoyed hearing the positive feedback from attending schools! We hope to continue to provide this training half-way through the school year in the future and hope it inspired and motivated those who attended!

Coaches' Clinic: Supporting LGBTQ+ Athletes - November 2019

During this training, coaches from across the region came and heard from Shelly Fischer, an LGBTQ+ expert and social worker, and Craig Anderson from IHSA. During our time together we reviewed LGBTQ+ terminology, IHSA rules and regulations, and best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ individuals and athletes. Thank you to the DuPage County Health Department, McHenry County Health Department, PFLAG, IHSA, and Shelley for making this training possible!

Inspire To Influence Summer Conference - June 2019

The Inspire to Influence Summer Conference was a huge success! We hosted over 130 attendees at Illinois Wesleyan University for a three day, two night conference to learn more about leadership, the core science modules, networking, and personal growth. John Underwood, National Founder of LOA HPP, and Anthony from Applied Performance Sciences, as well as several other experts and keynote speakers came to join us for insightful and empowering workshops. Although students and staff were there to learn, we couldn’t help but have a little fun too with social events and a campus wide scavenger hunt! 

Existing Chapter Training - February 2019

The existing chapter training in February gave the opportunity to five high school chapters to network all while learning valuable team building and goal-setting skills. These student leaders learned about the three tiers of accountability and commitment, including personal, team, and leadership. Through team building activities students were able to fully understand what it takes to be a leader in many aspects of life. Each individual chapter then had the chance to come together and make a goal map for the next year to focus on what goals they wanted to accomplish and how they planned to reach those goals. Keynote speaker, David Kendziera, who is a UIUC Alum, an 8x All-American athlete, and a pro-hurdler presented on the importance of mindset in relation to achieving success and leadership. After, students were able to ask questions to better understand what steps David took to reach the goals he had set out for himself.

New Chapter Training - January 2019

IL HPP hosted a New Chapter Training to help new and developing chapters learn more about what creating an IL HPP Chapter looks like. Students participated in numerous hands on activities to help them understand all of the components of a school chapter. With the help of the IL HPP team, the new chapters were able to brainstorm what their vision for their individual chapter looks like and how they planned to make those visions come to life. The students also had the opportunity to listen and interact with our keynote speaker, David Kendziera, who is a UIUC Alum, an 8x All-American athlete, and a pro-hurdler. David’s presentation encompassed the importance of mindset in relation to both success and leadership. The students were able to ask questions to find out what steps David took to reach the goal he had set out for himself. We are very excited to welcome these new chapters into the IL HPP program!

Middle School Chapter Training - January 2019

The existing middle school chapter training was a day full of educational activities. These activities help students in this specific chapter further develop collaborations and interactions with their fellow peers. While doing so they also continued bolstering their knowledge about leadership and accountability. Students were able to continue enhancing their understanding of each of the four science modules; sleep and recovery, mood mindset, nutrition, and chemical health. 

Chapter Advisor Training - September 2018

IL HPP hosted a Chapter Advisor Training to help new chapter leaders learn more about creating an IL HPP Chapter. Attendees participated in hands-on activities to brainstorm and discuss steps for successful implementation at their school, and a panel of experienced Chapter Advisors engaged in dialogue with attendees to give their insights and perspectives based upon the experiences their school chapters had. Learning from other chapters and networking with advisors and IL HPP leaders has continued to be one of the most fun and beneficial processes for staff who are involved with this program.

Please contact training@ilhpp.org for further questions and keep an eye on this web page for upcoming trainings and network opportunities for staff and students.