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Alumni Spotlight – Brant Minor

Life moves pretty fast for OASC Alum Brant Minor, but he has decided to take advice from Ferris Bueller, “If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Brant was involved with OASC from 1998-2002 attending two National Conferences, Summer Leadership Camp and various other OASC events. A southern(…)

Seizing The Leadership Moment…

When leaders fail to seize the moment, they undermine their leadership. What prevents you from seizing your opportunity to lead? By Saffron Cooper, OASC Midwest Rep. | When I think of the opportunities (as a leader, student, and person) I’ve missed in my life, I realize that nearly every time, it was due to fear of(…)

Play It Safe or Seize The Moment

Ben Bowman, OASC Board Member I remember it vividly: it was the Tualatin City Little League Championship game. The hot stadium lights were shining brightly on the baseball field at Jurgens Park; the bleachers were packed — with fans, reporters, and scouts from the big leagues.  In retrospect, the light may have been coming from(…)

5 MORE signs that you went to OASC Summer Leadership Camp!

1 – You know your leadership personality color. Want to know your personality color? Check out the test here! 2 – Your hug necklace was the best new summer accessory. 3 –  You lived for B.O.B. time. 4- You realize the power of E.P.I.C. projects. Haven’t heard of E.P.I.C. projects? Engage Personal Interest and Community is the(…)

ADDING VALUE: for Students & Advisers

by Chris Hill, Lake Oswego High School Activities Director & The Students of Lake Oswego High School As an Activities Director, I’m constantly trying to make myself more valuable to my student leaders. In order to do so, I have four ongoing professional priorities: Attend adviser-only conferences – OASC Adviser Leadership Institute, CADA Read one(…)

5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Have a Better Attitude

1) Write down 3 things you’re grateful for 2) SMILE for 30 seconds THE BIGGEST, CHEESIEST GRIN! 3) Serve someone We all need a little help from a friend sometimes. 4) Focus on the Good Let’s be honest, we’re all just trying to make it to the end of the day. 5) DANCE And dance(…)

Practicing Leadership Skills to Add Value

by Karlie Ragan, Scappoose HS, NW Rep Being a leader is more than just having someone look to you for guidance or example. True leadership starts with adding value to yourself in order to gain the complete trust of your followers. The best way to do so comes with practicing many skills. These include hard(…)

Leadership Self Care Packages

by Ryan Laws, Southern Rep The best way to make yourself more valuable to the people you lead is to maintain good self care. By maintaining a routine for self care you will be less stressed and have more energy to help others. My routine for self care is to go on a run or color(…)

Alumni Spotlight: Taryn Johnson

Taryn attended Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie. After graduating in 2010, she became a Sooner at the University of Oklahoma and studied Multidisciplinary Studies—Nonprofit Management. She is now back in Oregon, newly married and working for Oregon Health and Science University, Gather Event Planning and is a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Oregon and of course,(…)

8 Quotes Every Leader Should Know

1. “Remember who you are, what you are, and who you represent!” -David Carlyle Rocastle 2.“People tend to support that which they, themselves, create.” -Earl Reum 3.“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams 4.“A man who wants to lead(…)