Student Leadership Conference












Building Success Together

The Oregon TRIO Association (OTA) organizes an annual Student Leadership Conference (SLC) designed to develop essential leadership skills in students for their future success each year. These conference workshops are aimed at teaching participants how to develop skills in specific areas of leadership so that they may integrate them into their daily lives, to bring about changes in their communities, families and for their own personal growth. We also aim to encourage students to explore their academic and career interests in pursuit of their goals and their future success.

The conference takes a hands-on and practical approach to learning by presenting participants with choices, providing them with the opportunity to ask questions, encouraging dialogue among themselves, and helping students to better understand their role as leaders and the various ways leadership might present itself. *Video Contest: Make sure to check out the flyer below and encourage your students to submit a video for our “TRIO Works” competition for a chance to win one of five $100 awards.*

Registration Information

Click here to register for the 2020 SLC Conference.

Once you are registered, please click on the link below to submit payment for conference registration & any optional housing costs for May 7th if staying in the dorms.

Click here to submit payment at Eventzilla!

Leadership Opportunity

The 2020 Student Leadership Conference is calling out for student mentors. The attributes we are looking for in mentors are as follows:

· Interpersonal skills, Group communication skills, Leadership skills, Willingness to meet new people, Ability to facilitate discussion, Lead students to various workshops, Maintain confidence and inspire others, Organizational qualities.

If you believe you possess the above qualities we hope you will apply for a mentor position to assist advisors at the SLC this May. Mentors will be required to be present all day (May 8th) on Western Oregon University’s campus. This is a volunteer position that will benefit mentors by exposing them to diversity which will enhance their professional portfolio.  Completed applications can be sent to

SLC Mentor Application 2020