Spark! Nomination Information

The Leadership Academy program has been redeveloped to focus on emerging and developing leaders. The new program is called Spark!  and it is designed as a four-day leadership experience to help ignite CKI members' leadership potential.

As this is a new pilot program, there will only be a limited number of students selected to participate and we are currently accepting nominations. Anyone may nominate a CKI member. Ideal participants will be individuals who are interested in developing their leadership skills, show strong potential for future impact in CKI, and are starting to think about what their next steps are to achieve their goals. Ideal participants are also those who have not yet had major leadership roles within CKI (at the district or international levels). Please note, Spark! is not an officer training conference and is not designed to prepare an individual for any specific officer role.

Spark! will take place May 31-June 3, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Students selected to participate will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and a $200 registration fee (will cover the cost of housing accommodations, meals, and materials). 

Please complete this nomination for each individual you wish to be considered. Nominations must be submitted by January 15, 2018 at Noon EST for consideration. It is our hope to select and notify participants by early March 2018.

Questions can be directed to CKI Director Jameson Root at

* 1. Name of individual completing this form: 

* 2. Email address for individual completing this form

* 3. Name of CKI member you're nominating for consideration 

* 4. Nominee's email address:

* 5. Nominee's College/University

* 7. Why do you feel this member would be a good candidate for this new Spark! program?

* 8. The student would be responsible for a registration fee and travel to and from the event. The member's club or district could assist the student with the fees. Do you believe the student would be able to cover the expenses incurred with travel and registration?