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West Point LEADS Atlanta Fall 2016

West Point Society of Atlanta

Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

West Point LEADS Atlanta Fall 2016

Registration Information

Type End Quantity
12th Grade Students 2d 15h 54m Free  
11th Grade Students 2d 15h 54m Free  
10th Grade Students 2d 15h 54m Free  
9th Grade Students 2d 15h 54m Free  
8th Grade Students 2d 15h 54m Free  
7th Grade Students 2d 15h 54m Free  
VIPs 2d 15h 54m Free  
Educator Escorts for Student 2d 15h 54m Free  
Planners of the conference
2d 15h 54m Free  
Designated Volunteers (5)   more info 2d 15h 54m Free  
West Point Cadets 2d 15h 54m Free  
ROTC Cadets 2d 15h 54m Free  

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Event Details

West Point Society of Atlanta

 The 2016 West Point Leadership Ethics And Diversity in STEM (LEADS) Workshop 

Hosted by: Atlanta Public Schools, APS JROTC and The West Point Society of Atlanta

Partners for the Event: West Point Center For Leadership and Diversity in STEM (CLD STEM); US Army Corps of Engineers; Chick-Fil-A, West Point Diversity Office, Army Research Lab, West Point Admissions, North Atlanta High School, West Point National Society of Black Engineers, United States Corps of Cadets, Atlanta Public Schools JROTC

Program Booklet

Memorandum of Instructions for Students

Cadets from West Point

West Point Cadets from the United States Corps Of Cadets: Student Mentors

Flag Photo

Brigadier General Diana Holland, West Point 1990,

Commandant, United States Corps Of Cadets, West Point, NY

Keynote Speaker

Opening Plenary Session

We are honored to have the First Woman Commandant of the United States Corps of Cadets address us in the opening session of the West Point LEADS Workshop.  I am sure she will enjoy the high energy of our future student leaders of the Atlanta Region.  What she has accomplished in her life is nothing short of amazing.  BIO 


Eddie Williams, West Point 1981

Leadership Motivational Speaker

Keynote Speaker 

Afternoon Plenary Session



Friday Workshop Agenda:


 0930-1030     Registration/Check-In (Remember your signed permission slips)

1030 -1130     Welcome Opening Ceremonies- Dr. Sims/LTC Rooker/Stephanie Stephens, Esq

                        Keynote: BG Holland Address/Cadet Intro

                        Overview:  Breakout Elevator Pitches: Dr. Ivy * Admissions * BG Turner

1130-1200      Working Lunch

1200-1530      Breakout/Competition      

1530-1630      Final Plenary Session:  Competition * Keynote (Mr. Williams), Awards/Recognition

1630               End of Workshop


Saturday Cadet Service Project (29 October):

0900 - 1500  L.E.A.D.S. Core Value Training Session, B.E.S.T.  Academy, Atlanta, GA 30318

Registration:  Registration  opens  22 September 2016 and close when we reach workshop capacity or 21 OCT 2016 at 10 AM.  Registration is first come first served.  Registration Check-in is from 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM on 28 October.  If you haven't forwarded your eval/photo release form, submit at registration. We encourage everyone to forward your release forms prior to the event.  If you need registration assistance, contact the LEADS workshop registrar, Ms. Gwen Powell, at 404-802-5885 or  Atlanta Public Schools JROTC Headquarters.

Opening Plenary Session 

Opening Plenary Session:  Be seated in the auditorium, by team, at 1030. You will receive your team designation at check in. Be prepared for a fast-paced event.  The information at the plenary sesson will help you compete well.  As all good leaders, bring your spirit and your respect; compete to learn and to win.

Working Lunch: For the fourth year, Chick-Fil-A Foundation will support the workshop with lunch.  Thank YOU!! Designated students will pick up team lunches and participants will enjoy lunch while working. 


Waorking At Table   Detroit 2011 West Point Leadership and Ethics Cadets


Beach Ball Hallway       Breakout with Cadets

Students Engaged in Team Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions/Competition: The workshop challenges the leadership talent of students by requiring them to integrate and bond their diverse teams of students to compete, learn and win with their best lessons-learned or a solution to an ethical dilemma. CompetitionTeams must present thier learning to the audience in a presentation not to exceed two minutes.  The winner will be selected by their audience "peers."

         *Honorable Living:  Understanding the basics of making ethical decisions is one of the foundations of honorable living.  It requires development of character and values.  They starts with developing moral habits with good choices. Depart the workshop ready to share your exemplary leadership with your schoolmates and neighbors.

        *Requirements:  This LEADS workshop is free for Metro Atlanta region 7th thru 12th grade students with excellent academics and demonstrated leadership potential.  Transportation to and from the workshop is the responsibility of schools or designated escorts.      Since this is a school event, Schools/Organizations may nominate outstanding students from 7th thru 12th grade and there must be at least one responsible educator escort in the school cohort who will participates in the educators' workshop and remain on site.  Those participants successfully completing the workshop will receive certificates of achievement. The event will be filmed, photographed and students will participate in evaluating the workshop.  We assume permission to photograph by your attendance. Use your student opt-out procedures established at schools for photo release. Bring your Evaluation and Media Release Form with you or forward prior to the event Mr. John Francis ( or to Ms. Powell, FAX 1-404-687-9765, or email to  Her office number is 1-404-802-5861 (Form is at hyperlink.)   

        *Photography: The competition workshop will be photographed and filmed all day. Recommend we all keep our hair and attire picture ready. For your information, we retain only those photos that show students in the most favorable postures.  We are looking for action shots with truly engaged students.  Please avoid photo bombing.

        *Dress Code: Dress as a leader. Note the students in the photo below. Use the business casual dress code as a guide.  There will be moderate floor work, stage work, and walking, comfortable shoes and modest clothes are encouraged.

Atlanta Competition      Atlanta Students Selected as "Leader Among Leaders"

Competition:  Our focus is to engage students  in STEM activities integrated within Leadership Ethics. We have found that a highly-effective way to reinforce learning is to compete.  High School students will compete in Leadership Ethics activities, and Middle School Students will compete in STEM activities led by the West Point CLD STEM Team. We will have winners of teambuilding/icebrakers, "Write For Your Life" (WFYL) Short Essay, Leader Among Leaders (LAL), STEM Competition Winners and the Overall Leadership Team Winner.

Final Plenary Session: Announcements and Updates, Team Presentations, Individual and Team Winners, Words of Wisdom, Call To Action, Closing of the Session.

 Ron Johnson    

Major General (R) Ron Johnson(Right) is the Atlanta LEADS workshop senior advisor and Co-Founder of the workshop.  He is a member of the West Point Class of 1976, a former Deputy Commanding General,  former Deputy Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers and former Senior Vice President of the NBA.  MG Ronald L. Johnson is a Professor of the Practice in Industrial & Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.    

Video:  High School

Educators Workshop:  Educators will enjoy a separate workshop with featured guest speakers. Plan to alternate between exercise, activity and speakers.  You will have an opportunity to exchange "best practices" in education, exercise your ethics muscles, and sharpen your leadership skills.

Pertinent Links:

2016 Voting Ballot and Feedback

2016 Memorandum of Information

2016 October 28 Atlanta LEADS Program Booklet

2016 Atlanta LEADS Program Vignettes

2016 Atlanta LEADS Program WFYL Competition

Atlanta LEADS Program LAL Assessment 360

Video of America's Academy 


Leadership and Ethics Video 

West Point Math STEM Center Facebook 

West Point Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM Education (CLD-STEM) West Point Math Department

 2014 Summer Leader Experience 

Upcoming STEM Camp at West Point (Camp Applications Open Spring 2017)

Donations:  For those patrons, businesses and organizations in our local, regional and national communities, who are dedicated to promoting strong competent citizens of character, we invite you to support this event by making a contribution.  Send your check payable to the John R. Petty, Sr. Foundation, and mail it to the West Point Society of Atlanta, PO Box 492511, Atlanta, Georgia, 30349.  For more information, you may click on "Contact the West Point Society of Atlanta" or call Mr. Joe Perdue, Past President of the West Point Society of Atlanta 678-734-9144 or, or Pat Locke at 703-409-2395 /

Thank You for your consideration.  We look forward to seeing you at this workshop!

Have questions about West Point LEADS Atlanta Fall 2016? Contact West Point Society of Atlanta

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North Atlanta High School
4111 Northside Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30327

Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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West Point Society of Atlanta

The West Point Society of Atlanta has the mission to promote the United States Military Academy through service in the local community, including the recognition and support of young leaders through its charitable arm, the John R. Petty, Jr. Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Graduates throughout Metro Atlanta continue to inspire and mentor candidates interested in attending the United States Military Academy.

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