Due to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and worldwide, it was deemed unsafe to host the 2021 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) in person this year. However, the development of global competency and awareness among state FFA officers has long been a priority of the National FFA Organization, and we are committed to providing a virtual experience that can meet the same objectives of the program in a different format. While a full overview of the program is forthcoming, the following information can provide students the necessary information to decide if they are interested in participating.
This program will be created and facilitated by Jason Wetzler of Jason Wetzler Leadership. Jason is a former National FFA Officer, ILSSO traveler, State Officer Programs facilitator and experienced leadership trainer. We are extremely excited to benefit from Jason’s creative abilities with this program and are eager for students to experience what he’s been putting together.
The conference will be roughly 90 minutes, both in the late mornings and evenings (EST), from March 6-10, 2021. An overview of each day’s topics is listed below. Students will hear from guest speakers, interact with each other and walk through immersive experiences to help meet the program’s vision of inspiring a global mindset in state FFA officers through a virtual learning experience. The event will be held primarily on Zoom.
A detailed schedule will be sent to those who register, but