Workshops at Roundup


As a conference, Western National Roundup includes various workshops throughout the days on Friday and Saturday, since most contests do not run solidly through both days. See the schedule for exact times and locations.

Conference workshops focus on teambuilding, leadership, and personal development.


Kent JulianKeynote Speaker

This year we will be featuring Kent Julian as the Keynote Speaker during the Banquet on Friday. For more on Kent's bio see his workshop description, below, and be sure to give Kent a warm welcome at our annual banquet!



Workshop Leaders

Kyle Willkom

Friday, January 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

KyleKyle Willkom is the founder of Action Packed Leadership. His musical comedy and positive energy are staples of his presentations. He is a thought leader in the area of life skill development and speaks around the country for audiences of all sizes. A graduate of Marquette University, Kyle spent two-and-a-half years with FOCUS Training giving keynote speeches and running workshops on topics such as team building, goal setting, and effective communication. He then spent close to a year helping build the marketing startup, SRH, before founding Action Packed Leadership. Kyle's first book, Wake Up Call, was a best seller for FOCUS Training, and has reached students across the country as well as internationally. His second book, The Thinking Dilemma, launched in 2016 and will be the focus of his speaking throughout the year.

Making the 4-H Brand

Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking can be applied in 4-H and life. In this interactive workshop, you won't learn about creativity. You'll live it. This musically driven session will get you thinking, communicating, laughing, problem-solving with teams, and learning alongside your fellow 4-H members. Get ready to make the 4-H band!

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Harriet Turk

Friday, January 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HarrietFor the past 20 years, Harriet Turk has challenged her audiences to think about their life choices. In a world peppered with indifference, complacency, and difficult decisions, she offers her unique and fres perspective regarding leadership, loyalty, and life. Powerful, engaging and insightful, Harriet pulls no punches and connects with her audiences when she "tells it like it is."

Just Deal With It!

So you have a dream – now what? Dreaming alone doesn't transform these aspirations into reality. In "Just Deal With It," Harriet leads participants on a "take charge, get real, and go for it" journey. Belief, character development, balanced living, and resilience are key aspects of success. This dynamic leadership program combines humor with a thought-provoking message to inspire and energize participants toward these goals.

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Kent Julian

Saturday, January 7, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

KentKent Julian is a lot of things: crazy-in-love with his wife, proud father of three, professional speaker, successful entrepreneur, author, swim coach, fish taco lover, and proud bald guy. But this wasn't always the case. He started out as an "at-risk" kid who couldn't read in third grade and ended high school with SAT scores so low that he had to take Development Studies just to get into college—on probation. From these humble beginnings, he went on to graduate college cum laude and earned summa cum laude honors with his Master's degree. After graduation, he led several youth organizations before eventually becoming the executive director of a national youth organization that served approximately 2,000 youth groups across the United States. After 20 years in non-profit work, he did something crazy… he launched his own business. Now he speaks, writes, and consults students and leaders all over the world. You can find his work online in cool places like,,,, and more. He also hosts his own successful podcast called The Live It Forward Show with Kent Julian.


The best leaders are clear about their organization's 1-Thing and what leadership's role is in that 1-Thing. This fun, interactive, engaging workshop will help you become crystal clear about this 1-Thing and give you practical tools you can start using today to become an ultimate leader in your organization.

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