Student Leadership and Motivation

The student leaders of today are not content to participate in the same old activities and exercises.  Students understand that there are serious problems facing our world and their generation. In turn, we need to equip them with the tools and insights that will encourage transformative leadership and active community engagement.  Jamie's student leadership trainings and motivational keynotes empower young leaders to see themselves as the most important agents of positive change in their communities, helping them understand how and why they should be actively engaged in making positive change.

Jamie Utt Speaking to Youth

Featured Keynote:
"Tipping the Scales"

So often young leaders are discouraged from taking action when they feel like they are the only one who cares. Tipping the Scales uses research behind the concept of "critical mass" to help young people understand that to create positive change, they don't need a majority.  Whether it is a small, committed group or even a vocal individual, social change usually is inspired by a committed group who vocally works for change.

Inspiring and engaging, Tipping the Scales has helped middle school, high school, and college audiences understand the incredible power they have as individuals to inspire positive change in their communities.


"Jamie is really good at getting the students to begin conversations about difficult and uncomfortable topics in a way that students respond to."

-Wendy Seligmann
Director of Career Services
Warren Wilson College
Asheville, NC

Customizable Student Leadership Trainings

Jamie offers student leadership trainings that give students the tools to change their communities.  Offering 1 hour, 2 hour, half-day, and full-day trainings, Jamie's programming can be customized to meet your community's specific needs.

Topics include:

  • Transforming Your Ideas into Action
  • Organizing Your Community for Change
  • UPstander Intervention Training: Don't Just Be a Bystander
  • Coming Out of Your Shell: Trainings for Leaders Who Don't Yet Know They're a Leader

What are students saying about Jamie Utt's programming?