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CISPUS is a leadership camp SkillsUSA provides for chapter leaders and officers to learn about the values of SkillsUSA, develop their leadership skills and how to run their chapter.  Students will learn about chapter officer roles, teamwork, parliamentary procedure, goal setting, fundraising, the value of community service and get the opportunity to participate in a low ropes course.

CISPUS 2017 is limited to the first 50 students who sign up and up to 8 students from your school.  If you have numerous sections in your school and need to bring additional officers, please contact tlufkin@comcast.net.  Only officers and chapter leaders should register.

Here is what a few had to say about CISPUS.

CISPUS is a place to explore what SkillsUSA is; for you to step outside your comfort zone and try something new! If you risk boldly and always seek improvement it will be the beginning of the rest of your life.

The training to me was not only a leadership training, but people training. Being in the mountains, we were deprived of cell service, and for me, without my phone, I was drawn to socializing. I talked to people I haven’t seen for awhile and to talked to new people. During activities, I learned about how different people will react to different things, and how to work with different types of people. I’ve also learned about my own limits, and even learned more about why I am involved with SkillsUSA.

Training is also provided for SkillsUSA Advisors.  Training may include the SkillsUSA Framework and Career Readiness Curriculum, How to manage a Chapter, The Chapter of Excellence Program or how to run SkillsUSA contests in your classroom.  Regional Coordinators often attend this event so if you are new it’s great to make a personal connection.  This is also a time for advisors to come together to get involved in planning the annual State Skills and Leadership Conference.

The cost of CISPUS for 2017 is $110 for students and advisors.  There is no cost for state officers.  Mark your calendar for November 2-4, 2017.  Plan to arrive 4pm Thursday and end Saturday 11am.