Workshops

FREE Family Leadership Workshops

Stronger families create stronger communities

Partnered with top organizations in the valley, LSA’s Family Leadership Workshops are designed to teach simple laws of nature that are proven to make your life easier & more successful. In each workshop, we address a specific problem area known to cause stress at home and at school.

But, this is nothing like a classroom or a regular seminar, it’s FUN and INTERACTIVE!

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February 29
Tempe

March 21
Scottsdale

April 11
Tempe

February 29 | 10am – 12pm

Emotional Genius – The Secret to Understanding your Emotions

Location: ASU Tempe Campus, Memorial Union | 301 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ, 85281 (Google maps)

Emotions are like weather—they come and go with the seasons. Sometimes inconvenient and other times pleasant. We can’t control the weather, so instead we predict and adapt. Emotions are the same way!

When you try to change or control your emotions, it causes stress. But when you understand your emotions and allow them to change naturally, it brings stability. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to understand your emotions, where they come from, and how to live with them.

What you will learn:
  • Don’t try to change emotions, just seek to understand
  • Ask for help
  • Your environment is like water

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After arriving home from the workshop, my son expressed on his own: “Thank you for taking me to the workshop! I really had fun and learned stuff too!” It’s fair to say, we’ll be seeing you at future workshops!

Alysson A. (parent)

March 21 | 10am – 12pm

Sleeping & Waking – How to Fall Asleep & Stay Awake on Cue

Location: City of Scottsdale | 9191 E San Salvador, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (Google maps)

It’s 11PM. You’ve been at school all day and you’ve spent the last three hours on homework. You’re ready for bed. You get into your SpongeBob pajamas, wrap yourself in a perfectly warm blanket, turn off the light, and close your eyes. Suddenly, your brain reminds of something embarrassing you did three years ago, and you can’t fall asleep. Fast forward to tomorrow. You’re sitting in science class and your teacher is reviewing the test for tomorrow. You want to pay attention, but your brain decides it’s time for a nap.
Today, people assume that part of growing up is feeling tired all the time, but it’s not true! Mastering sleep is one of the greatest challenges of life. It is crucial to your health and brain power. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to craft the perfect routine for your body so you can fall asleep when you’re ready and stay awake all day!
What you will learn:
  • Find the right time to sleep & the right time to wake up
  • Chronic fatigue is not “normal
  • How to experiment on your sleep cycle

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I love LSA’s Family Workshops! In less than 2hours, I can learn, reflect and come up with new ideas on how to be a greater support for my children. All the activities are so fun and useful too!

Sarah S. (parent)

April 11 | 10am – 12pm

Motivation Nation – How to Find your Passion & Succeed

Location: Microsoft Offices (12th floor), 60 E Rio Salado Parkway Tempe AZ (Google Maps)

What comes to your mind when you picture motivation? Do you think of getting excited or pumped up? Do you imagine climbing a mountain or studying for test?Motivation isn’t an event—it’s a lifestyle. True motivation is waking up every morning feeling excited for the day. It’s the ability to get up and keep moving no matter the obstacle or setback. Motivation is the driving force behind any lasting success. But motivation can’t be sold or taught, it must be developed. In this workshop, you’ll the habits that will help you find your passion so you can feel true motivation every day. What you will learn:
  • How to select new things to try
  • Practice improving
  • How to snap out of just going through the motions

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The below is a 3rd party ride-sharing opportunity for students.

Learn more about VanGo

Get $5 off your first ride with code: LEADAZ

VanGo is like an “Uber for Kids”, and provides rides for pre-teens and teens with local, vetted drivers. All drivers have 3+ years of childcare experience, and over 85% are moms! You can request rides directly through the VanGo app, available on the App Store and Google Play, up to four weeks in advance. VanGo serves the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa areas.

FAQ

Where are the workshops located?

Each workshop will be a different location across the Phoenix Valley. Local businesses and institutions have opened their doors and graciously offered to host workshops and offer tours of their local facilities. This is a great opportunity for students to learn and network with local business leaders.

What are the workshops about?

The overall theme of our workshop series is using natural laws of success to simplify your life. Success is the result of daily habits and principles. Through 25 years of research, we have narrowed down the best practices, or “natural laws”, that make people more successful. Each workshop will feature a different natural law of success.

Where does the LSA leadership methodology come from?

LSA’s leadership material is sourced from the Information Measurement Theory (IMT), a logical model developed by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi over 30+ years in the industry and  academia conducted at Arizona State University. You can find out more about IMT and Dr. Dean’s global research efforts by visiting his website HERE.

Who will be teaching at the workshops?

Various members of the LSA team will teach and facilitate each workshop. Each member of the LSA team holds a Master’s or Doctorate degree in engineering or management. At each workshop, the site host will share a brief presentation about what their company does, how it helps the community, and any opportunities they have for students. Certain workshops will feature guest keynote speakers.

Is parking free?

Parking is free at all sites except for Arizona State University.

Will food be provided?

No, but we will provide light refreshments.

Who can attend the workshops?

Workshops are open to anyone in the community (parents, students, or professionals). The workshops are geared towards students ages 13 and up, but you are welcome to bring your younger children.

Can adults attend?

Yes! The workshops are geared towards high school students, but the whole family can benefit.

Can I bring younger children?

The workshops are aimed at students and adults ages 13 and up, but you are welcome to bring your younger children.

Can I pick and choose which workshops to go to?

Yes! You do not have to attend every workshop. You can choose the ones you think you will enjoy most.

Are the workshops mainly lecture style?

No. We understand that at the end of the day, parents, professionals and students do not have a lot of bandwidth left to listen to a long lecture. Our focus is to create a dynamic and interactive environment that fosters better learning. We only lecture for 15 minutes, and the remaining time will be used for activities and other means for learning or drawing meaningful conclusions. Everything we teach is simple, and immediately implementable in your life.

What if I am a shy person, but still want to attend these interactive workshops?

If you are a shy person, you have come to the right place. Our main goal is to nurture and care for all of our participants to ensure maximum comfortability. We will never ask or force you to do anything that you are not ready for. You are amongst friends and your fellow community members. The workshops are a safe place, where you can come to relax, listen, and take whatever you want from it. Whatever conclusions you come to, we believe are the right ones.