Karen Kettle is passionate about the power of student-led leadership programs. She was a founding member of the Eastdale Eagles Leadership Camp that has been running strongly for over 20 years. Karen was the staff advisor for the Port Perry Rebels Leadership Camp for a decade. As an advisor, Karen coached a camp committee of student leaders throughout the year to prepare for four days of intensive student-led leadership learning and fun. Approximately 130 PPHS students attend leadership camp each spring. Now in retirement, Karen has switched from the decision making team to the creative team and continues as a volunteer.
Throughout her career in education; Karen has been a teacher, a consultant, an international presenter, an author, and a course director for the York University Faculty of Education. She has recently completed the book, Engaging Youth Groups, with Spencer Kagan. Karen understands the dynamics of schools, the growing pains of starting new programs, and the potential of a student-led leadership camp to create positive change and caring school cultures. She was the recipient of the Bruce Mather Award for Excellence in Education from the Durham District School Board.
Workshop Description For “The Road to Yes: Insights to Working with Advisors and Administrator”
To get things done as a student leader you have to gain permission and support from key adults at your school. At first, this may seem like a stumbling block. Unless you get others to say, “Yes! You can’t turn your GREAT IDEAS into action. If you look deeper, you’ll realize that learning how to work with other people is one of the greatest benefits of stepping into student leadership roles. Leadership at every level is about relationships. This workshop will provide you with a dozen insights to help you build the relationships you need as you journey down the road to YES!