Bobcat students attend iJAG Leadership Development Conference

By Sarah Johnston, Communications Dept. intern

Several Miller Middle School, Marshalltown High School, and Marshalltown Learning Academy students attended the annual Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) Leadership Development Conference in Cedar Rapids this week.

The student leaders had the opportunity to practice their professional skills, network with peers and learn about in-demand careers. The conference featured workshops covering various leadership topics, including vision- and goal setting, giving and receiving feedback, building resilience, persuasive communication, and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

At the leadership conference, Wellmark Senior Medical Director Dr. Tim Gutshall gave a keynote message about his unconventional route to his career in healthcare and overcoming barriers.

Thank you iJAG for hosting these Bobcats and giving them the opportunity to explore career fields and ask questions about possible career opportunities in the future!