Archive for April, 2010

Utah State University has been providing a safe, quality environment for youth conferences and youth camps for over 40 years!  Summer youth conferences may be held from May 15 through August 7.

You can’t beat the great summer weather in Northern Utah. Join us for some fresh mountain air and some summertime fun!

Special events, awesome activities, quality lodging accommodations and custom catering are our specialties. We can plan your entire event here on campus, as well as exciting and adventurous activities in the local area including hand-cart treks, canyon cookouts, and a high ropes course!

Groups ranging in size from 10 – 2000 people enjoy their stay in accommodations from hotels to newly constructed suite style residence halls. With over 59,000 square feet of meeting space, you’re sure to find just the right meeting space you need for your youth conference or youth camp.

Get a Online Request Form or call 435-797-0042 or 800-538-2663 to start planning your Summer Youth Conference now!

Our Summer Youth Conference Packages are designed to take the guesswork and stress out of planning your event. We make planning your conference or camp easy.

View Our Sample Agendas (2-day and 3-day options)
(All meals listed on the agenda are included in the per person fee.)

2 Day: $73 per person
3 Day: $105 per person

Awesome activities planned and facilitated by our staff include:

* “Aggie Games” Out in the Sun
* “Swim & Gym” at the USU Recreation Center
* A Formal Banquet & Dance
* A late night “Movie Under the Stars”

Add your own activities in the open time slots and we’ll provide the locations:

* Workshops
* Speakers
* Service Projects
* Religious Services

Select optional activities that we offer such as:

* Team building Activities
* High Ropes Course Activities
* Aggie Leadership Seminar
* Handcart Treks with the American West Heritage Center
* Canyon Cookouts


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The Institute for Communication and Leadership is a learning and development organization dedicated to the instruction of communication theory and practice. Our mission is to provide Utah State University and its surrounding communities with access to high quality, affordable learning and development seminars to strengthen individuals, families, and organizations.

Our programs offer what other organizations cannot: a dedicated focus on the theory and practice of communication based on decades of research and taught by award winning communication scholars.

Our Philosophy of Communication and Leadership

Regardless of your technical knowledge, professional experience, job skills, or position in an organization, your ultimate effectiveness depends on your ability to communicate well and develop strong relationships. The most important skills that employers seek in their workers are communication skills: to develop productive relationships, work well in teams, manage conflict, and create the trust necessary to be a leader.

If these skills are essential for the workplace, they are of even greater importance in our personal relationships, families, and communities. In all aspects of life, we are in great need of understanding communication more fully and more deeply. Indeed, the most pressing problems we face will require significant cooperation, understanding, and critical problem solving. Without the ability to effectively communicate and build strong relationships, solving such problems will be incredibly difficult.

Although people often recognize the importance of being a good communicator, most assume that communication is a simple, straightforward process, and that communication problems are largely the result of other peoples’ actions. As a consequence, few people take the time and effort to learn how to be an effective communicator. Instead, they rely on their own instincts and the examples of others. Given the constant communication problems that we experience in our families, workplaces, and communities, it is apparent that our instincts often do not serve us well.

To maximize your potential and improve the quality of your life, we invite you to learn how to be an effective communicator at The Institute for Communication and Leadership. Through instruction from communication scholars, you can learn how to:

* Develop self-awareness and awareness of others
* Gain a depth of knowledge about how communication works
* Understand when to appropriately and effectively use specific skills

Our goal is to provide you with a depth of knowledge and skills to enable you to wisely navigate communication problems and make them less difficult and more productive. With a deeper understanding of communication principles and practices, we hope to bring greater confidence, trust, understanding, collaboration, and integrity to personal, professional, and community relationships.

We invite you to participate in Professional learning and development seminars held Monday, May 10 – Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Seminars will be held at the Eccles Conference Center, Utah State University

Register Today at communication.usu.edu

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Vale Added Seminar: Turning Debt into Wealth, Money Management Principles. Don’t miss this Seminar where Troy Wakefield talks about money management, interest rates, credit and more

This event is open to the public and the cost is FREE.

April 22, 2010 @ Noon, Located in the Eccles Conference Center room 205/207, on USU Campus. FREE Parking in the Big Blue Terrace ( North of the Taggart Student Canter) For driving directions to the terrace use 700 North 850 East.

RSVP Today!!! www.valueaddedworkplace.usu.edu or call 435-797-3679

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