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Athletic Training Majors to Participate in iLead Program

Two Ohio Northern athletic training students will be among those traveling to Washington, D.C., as part of the National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) inaugural iLead Student Leadership Program Feb. 21-23. Jenn Kinsley, a junior from North Olmsted, Ohio, and Courtney Overstreet, a senior from Fayetteville, Ohio, were chosen to represent ONU in the program.

iLead, according to a NATA press release, "is constructed around a series of educational and interactive sessions that are specially designed to provide key information to help students lead and communicate better as they enter the workforce and represent the athletic training profession."

"We are extremely pleased to have Jenn and Courtney join more than 150 student peers for iLead," said Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC, president of NATA. "This year's conference boasts a stellar group of athletic training students. We look forward to providing them with deeper insight into how to become the most successful athletic trainers they can be, once they move into the professional world."

During the three-day program, presentations from industry executives and association members will focus on how the changing world is affecting the athletic training profession. Emphasis will be placed on determining one's leadership style in order to work with others more effectively, and improving communication and job seeking skills, among other timely topics.

The iLead program is held in conjunction with the Feb. 23 Capitol Hill Day Campaign, in which NATA members meet with the nation's legislators to educate them on the profession.