Together Navigating Tomorrow

The 4th Annual Ontario Student Leadership Spring Conference

Until the Conference!

Karen Kettle

Karen-Kettle-Inner Karen Kettle is passionate about the power of student-led leadership programs. She was a founding member of the Eastdale Eagles Leadership Camp that has been running strongly for over 20 years. Karen was the staff advisor for the Port Perry Rebels Leadership Camp for a decade. As an advisor, Karen coached a camp committee of student leaders throughout the year to prepare for four days of intensive student-led leadership learning and fun. Approximately 130 PPHS students attend leadership camp each spring. Now in retirement, Karen has switched from the decision making team to the creative team and continues as a volunteer.

Throughout her career in education; Karen has been a teacher, a consultant, an international presenter, an author, and a course director for the York University Faculty of Education. She has recently completed the book, Engaging Youth Groups, with Spencer Kagan. Karen understands the dynamics of schools, the growing pains of starting new programs, and the potential of a student-led leadership camp to create positive change and caring school cultures. She was the recipient of the Bruce Mather Award for Excellence in Education from the Durham District School Board.

Workshop Description for “Leadership Lessons from A to Z”

The joy of having a gift is giving it away. Each letter of the alphabet holds the secret of a new leadership lesson. In this interactive workshop, student leaders will wander through a leadership alphabet identifying strengths and areas for growth. Together with their peers they will unwrap the gifts to discover what they look like, sound like, and feel like in action. Participants will be introduced to a variety of activities based on the leadership alphabet that will help members of their committees and clubs imagine new possibilities, step into new roles, stretch their skills, include others, and reflect on their leadership journeys.