Teen leadership conference in Pleasanton today

City-sponsored conference costs $40, focuses on management skills

The city of Pleasanton is hosting a Teen Leadership Conference today to help high school students develop and test their leadership abilities.

The workshop costs $40 for Pleasanton residents and $44 for residents of other cities.

The daylong workshop is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veteran's Memorial Hall, 301 Main St. The event is open to all high school students, regardless of residency.

At the conference, teens will be put into teams to tackle projects based on marketing, event conception, project management, finance or presentations. Participants will present their project plan at the end of the conference.

Laurie Bodine, of START Leadership, is the keynote speaker for the event. Bodine has studied what skills are needed both in business leadership and family leadership, particularly related to cultivating respect and empowering future leaders. Bodine has worked for 3M, Workday, Wells Fargo, UCSF and the San Mateo County Office of Education.

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