State Leadership Conference (SLC)

The PENN HOSA State National Leadership Conference is an opportunity for members to learn from and share with fellow HOSA members from across our state. It’s a time when secondary and post- secondary/collegiate members gather to network, learn, compete, and have fun. Objectives of the State Leadership Conference are:

  • To provide a variety of educational and social learning activities at a state level for our HOSA members.
  • To provide HOSA members the opportunity to share common experiences in leadership development, community service and understanding of their health science education programs.
  • To provide the opportunity for participation in and recognition of leadership and skill development through competitive learning activities.
  • To conduct the necessary annual business of the state student organization of PENN HOSA by the state voting delegates and local chapter advisors.


Many exciting learning activities are included in the agenda, such as:

  • Competitive Events. The National Competitive Events Program provides members with numerous opportunities for recognition of achievement in individual or group competition.
  • Educational Symposia. Several leadership and career development workshops are conducted at the state conference.
  • Exhibits. Allied health companies, colleges, health care organizations and fund raising companies are invited to exhibit and share career and institutional information and fundraising ideas with the members and advisors.
  • Special Activities. At least three sessions are conducted in which all state Voting Delegates are in attendance. New state officers are elected in the Business Sessions. Social and recreational activities are planned for all attendees in an informal atmosphere.
  • General Sessions. A motivating Opening Session, a Recognition Session that honors Local Chapter and Individual Achievements and the Grand Awards Sessions are all part of the PENN HOSA State Leadership Conference experience.