Call for Presenters

March 8, 2019
In July 2019, CGTI is conducting its 45th annual Teen Institute, a five-day leadership conference sponsored by IABH. It is an award-winning program that offers opportunities for youth around the state to learn about leadership, healthy choices, and working with others to create better communities.

This year the theme for CGTI 2019 will be HOPE (Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education).

We are looking for dynamic presenters to empower our participants and communities, as they seek opportunities to be catalyst for change. We have several workshops available for middle school and high school participants, as well as workshops for adult mentors. We would love for you to present at CGTI this summer at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

Our budget for presenters is limited, but we will consider your request for an honorarium and/or reimbursement for travel and expenses. Presenting at CGTI is a great way to get your message (and your name) out to hundreds of youth and adults from across the state of Illinois.

Presentation topics should be related to:
- Substance Use Prevention(ATOD opioid crisis, juuling/vaping, marijuana, & alcohol)
- Leadership
- Mental Health Awareness (self confidence, body image, positive self-talk, susicide prevention, stress management)
- Communication (resume building, interviewing)
- Bullying Prevention
- Teambuilding and Facilitation skills

Teens Reaching and Achieving Excellence (TRAX) workshops will be held Monday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 24 for 60 minutes. Round Robins will be held Tuesday, July 23 for 60 minutes. General Sessions will be held Sunday through Wednesday for 45 minutes.

A firm deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, April 15, 2019 at 4:00PM. Should you have any questions regarding CGTI 2019, please contact Ashley Webb at ashley@ilabh.org.

Call for Presenters Form
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2017 Mid-Year Conference

January 31, 2017
The 2017 Mid-Year Conference was held Saturday, January 15-Sunday, January 16, 2017 in Normal, IL. This year CGTI collaborated with Operation Snowball, Inc. to provide additional training, skill building workshops, and action planning time to OS Chapters.

We had over 300 people register for this year's event - our biggest registration ever! We offered 7 workshops, 2 Community Action Team (CAT) meetings, a Adult mentor/Chapter leader meeting, a discussion group that focused on team building, and a celebration dance. All participants are invited to attend CGTI 2017 in July!
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