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 team building, leadership, and personal development.


Troy Nash Keynote Speaker

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



Workshop Leaders

Oakley Perry

Combat Bullying

Flying across the sky, super strength, X-Ray Vision, these all sound like phenomenal super powers, but did you know that you can be a super hero without being able to crush a car like a tin can? National 4-H Council Youth Advisory Council Member Oakley G. Perry will lead you on a journey to find a super power that we all need to be able to stand up for someone. Over 70% of young people have seen bullying occur, but very few stand up to do anything about it. In Combat Bullying you will be able to learn tools and tricks so that you can be a super hero in your school and community.


Ian Humphrey

Working Through Adversity

It's Not About the Knockdown, It's About the Get Up!

Motivational speaker Ian Humphrey knows what it's like to be knocked down by life. Born premature, abused in foster care, losing his mom at an early age and his own eventual incarceration. However, today his mantra is "It's not about the knockdown, it's about the get up!

This presentation takes the audience on his journey through his own life story showing how one can turn their life around when they refuse to give up!

You will learn how to turn adversity into opportunity, how to avoid the excuse making trap, strategies to cope with tough times and the importance of choosing the right friends.


Troy Nash

TroyDr. Troy Nash is an innovator, pioneer, and maverick leader who blazed a path as a successful real estate entrepreneur, public speaker, and global humanitarian. He cares about the world and the people in it.

Troy came up the hard way. He rose from a poor inner city street kid, living in public housing, on welfare, with no father in the home, to becoming a two-term city councilman in Missouri, traveling to nearly 40 countries around the world promoting humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchanges, earning six advanced degrees including a doctorate in education, an MBA, and a law degree, to becoming the first African American executive named partner/shareholder in a top commercial real estate firm in the history of the State of Missouri.

Labeled “at-risk” early in life, the almost high school dropout shares his personal story of how he avoided drugs, crime, and toxic relationships by setting goals and staying focused while everything around him was falling apart. Dr. Nash knows what it feels like to be counted out by everyone around you. Growing up, he had to find a way to dream of a better life and yet be socially acceptable on the streets. It wasn’t easy. Even his own family laughed at him for following a different path. It was this combination of talent, skill, and ability to adapt quickly to new and changing environments, Dr. Nash says was critical to his mental and physical survival. “I had a single mom who was both the mother and father. When I got out of line, she whipped my behind to make sure I stayed on the right path,” said Nash. Troy credits his mother’s firm but loving hand with ensuring he would not become just another urban ghetto statistic.

Troy connects with other people’s lives-their struggles and overlooked opportunities-because he has been through it all. Divorce, betrayal, failed relationships, and moving away from and coming back to faith to meeting global business, political, NGO, and thought leaders all over the world are all part of his improbable life’s journey. Deciding these challenges and the opinions of others would not define him, his determination and focus on self-development allowed him to grow and succeed.

Today, Dr. Nash is a speaker, real estate entrepreneur, and international humanitarian. A successful and accomplished speaker, Dr. Nash serves and has served as a motivational, keynote, emcee, and topical speaker throughout the United States and around the world in places such as Cuba, Taiwan, China, England, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Japan, Hungary, Croatia, Australia, Peru, Tanzania, South Africa, Belgium, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mexico, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Morocco, Egypt, Estonia, Costa Rica, Jordan, and many more. As a speaker, coach and trainer, Dr. Nash brings together his challenging childhood, tough life experiences and overcoming incredible odds to encourage others to pursue their passion.

Troy loves helping people realize their ambitions. He truly understands the psychology of achievement and believes you have the power to change your own personal story at any time. Dr. Nash’s message of taking personal responsibility for yourself is tempered by the realization sometimes we all need a little help in life to reach our goals. Dr. Nash realizes his story is not unique and there are others waiting in the shadows who refuse to let their challenges define them. Today, he delivers a captivating message of inspiration and optimism intended to help people break through obstacles, reach new pinnacles of achievement and transcend perceived limitations.

Be the Best YOU

Dr. Troy Nash will help you transform to the most Optimus Prime you can be! As a Super-Hero adult fan, Troy knows the power of positive energy and thinking and will help you unleash your Spidey senses to resist the dark forces. He will share how to Use the Force, learn how to charge through the Speed Force of negative energy, set life goals and principles to outmaneuver any Decepticon that enters Earth One. Troy will share techniques for how you can tap into your own super strength and use your Lasso of Truth to become your best Super-Hero.


Elissa Sump & Shane Sheridan

Swing Dance

Come join a class filled with great fun and and company as the experienced instructors teach us some cool moves. It doesn't matter if you have lots of dance experience or not at all. This class is geared to all audiences to learn something new and to just have fun. Join us as we enjoy learning together.


Lori Gallimore

Public Speaking 101

Picture this: You are leading a group of individuals in coming up with ideas for an event or activity. You ask the question, "Does anyone have any ideas?" And you are met with silence, blank stares and the distant sound of crickets. Has this ever happened to you? Every superhero has a special power. As a leader, you should have one too! Brainstorming is leadership superpower to help your team make the best decisions in a reasonable amount of time. In this session, participants will learn four brainstorming techniques to get your group up, going and interacting to ensure that your next idea-generating session is productive.


Robin McIntire

Fitness Fun

Get Your Sweat(s) On! Take the *science project* out of fitness. Learn simple concepts of *working out so you'll do more of it! (Know that you can go to any gym, anytime and know what to do!) Get the basic nutrition tips that you can begin implementing now! (It's not about depriving yourself, I promise!) Let's work! Full body workout with detailed modifications (email limitations or concerns ahead of time.)

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