Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The seminar will take place virtually.
The Ohio West HOBY Leadership Seminar will begin Saturday June 12th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and conclude on Sunday June 13th, 2021 by 4:30 p.m. Students must be present for the entire weekend seminar.
During your HOBY Leadership Seminar experience, many dynamic leaders — professionals from the fields of business, education and government, among many others — will address numerous aspects of our changing world and the challenges future leaders will confront. The program will not promote any specific political party, business, religion or way of thinking; it is designed to develop thinking skills by actively involving seminar participants in discussions and informal debate. The program also includes outstanding speakers, leadership building activities, social events and a special closing ceremony to which your parents are invited.
The registration fee is paid in a variety of ways, including via schools, sponsors of HOBY, community organizations and parents of HOBY ambassadors. All costs for meals, lodging and training materials have been generously provided by sponsors throughout our state, including businesses, foundations, individuals, service organizations and HOBY volunteers wishing to support leadership education.
Dress is casual throughout the weekend. You will be provided a HOBY t-shirt and there will be an announcement as to when you will wear the t-shirt during the weekend.
If circumstances arise that prevent you from attending the entire seminar, we would like to give another student the opportunity to attend. Please contact the person at your school who selected you, and follow up with a call to Melissa Rotblatt at (440) 465-8902, so that we may adjust our records and obtain an alternate student from your school to attend the seminar. Although no refunds will be provided, registrations may be transferable on a case by case basis.  
Additional questions or concerns should be directed to the Ohio West HOBY Leadership Seminar Chairperson Cassie Kurtz at (614) 309-3611.

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