On November 18, the 33rd annual Georgia Fall Leadership Conference was held at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon with 350 attendees. The theme of the conference was "Power Through – Spark Your Leadership Potential" and the top four registered colleges were Southern Regional Technical College, Lanier Technical College, Atlanta Technical College, and Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
Attendance at the conference included advisors and student representatives from the Georgia Student Government Association, National Technical Honor Society, SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary, and Future Business Leaders of America Collegiate. Additionally, 87 attendees represented a variety of Collegiate Student Organizations that cover a diverse spectrum of activities on their campuses.
The four major organizations requested that conference participants bring toys, books, and items to donate to a variety of charitable organizations. The National Technical Honor Society collected 500 books for Books for Keeps, Georgia Student Government Association collected 285 toys for Toys for Tots, Future Business Leaders of America Collegiate collected 113 toys for The Rainbow House, and SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary collected 2001 items for Adventure Bags.
During the conference, attendees participated in a variety of leadership “power hour” sessions covering topics from “What’s Your Leadership Philosophy?” to “Confidence as a Leader: Finding Your Purpose” to “Killing Them Softly: Winning the Day with Your Soft Skills.” Presenters included community and industry leaders as well as college instructors and staff. Erik Robinson, past National FFA Southern Region Vice President, served as the conference keynote speaker. The opening and closing sessions were hosted by the State Officers and 2022 State GOAL Winner, Ryan Degner.