The LSLW is designed to help leaders of local sections learn more about leadership, meet AIChE’s support staff, and learn practical ideas that have worked successfully in other local sections. The LSLW would be valuable to new leaders as well as experienced ones as we want to develop leaders for local sections large and small from all over the world.
The prime benefit is the training that you will receive. Come and learn from people who are successful leaders and passionate about leadership. Come and meet colleagues from across the country that have accepted or are involved in the same types of leadership positions as you are. Learn from those who have been successful leaders in AIChE.
The workshop will be held at the Hilton New Orleans - Riverside, the same hotel as the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety. The final agenda will be posted in the next month or two. Check back soon!
Registration for the 2014 LSLW is now open! $150 for a weekend full of networking with your local section peers and learning local section best practices. If you plan to also attend the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety you can register for both events through this link (the LSLW will be an add-on event). Information on alternative hotels is below.
The Local Sections Committee, CEOC, and the Board of Directors encourage all Local Sections to participate in this important event. Travel grants will be available to cover the travel costs of Local Section Leaders to this workshop. Please fill out the application if you are interested in recieving funding to participate in this event. Requirements are included in the application.
The deadline to apply was January 17, 2013. Awardees will be notified by the first week of February 2014.
Alternative hotels from the host hotel (Hilton Riverside):
- Staybridge Suite- $168/night
- 501 Tchoupitoulas St. (1min drive or 7 min walk from Hilton Riverside)
- Sheraton New Orleans- $214/night
- 500 Canal St. (1min drive or 12 min walk from Hilton Riverside)
- New Orleans Marriot - $199/night
- 555 Canal St. (2 min drive or 13 min walk from Hilton Riverside)
- Lafayette Hotel - $166/night
- 600 St. Charles Ave. (2 min drive or 16 min walk from Hilton Riverside)
Saturday, March 29, 2014
|8:00-9:00 a.m.||Breakfast & Mixer|
|9:00-9:15 a.m.||Welcome & Introduction|
Otis Shelton, AIChE President
Brian Daly, LSC Chait
|9:15-10:15 a.m.||Session 1||Improving Your Section Finances While Keeping the IRS Happy|
AIChE Accounting Department
Stephanie Viola, AIChE Foundation
|10:25-11:55 a.m.||Session 2||Local Section Chair Toolbox - Resources that Can Make Your Life Easier|
Brian Daly, LSC Chair
Monica Stowe, AIChE Membership Coordinator
|11:55-12:55 p.m.||Lunch & Networking|
|12:55-1:40 p.m.||Session 3||Broadcasting Local Section Programs to the World - Utilizing Webcasts to Reach Your Members and Beyond||Gary Gildert, South Texas Local Section|
|1:40-2:55 p.m.||Session 4||Transforming Program Planning to Increase Attendance at Local Section Meetings|
John Waldrop, St. Louis Local Section
Daniel Sujo, Delaware Valley Local Section
|3:05-4:05 p.m.||Session 5||I Want You to Serve as Chair! Recruiting Local Section Leadership||Paul Fanning, East Tennessee Local Section|
|4:05-4:50 p.m.||Session 6||By-Law Makeover - Do Your By-Laws Need Updating?|
Shannon Brown, Chicago Local Section
Dan Lambert, Central Savannah River Local Section
|4:50-5:50 p.m.||Session 7||Rising from the Ashes – How Two Sections Started Over Again|
Joe Deneault, Kansas City Local Section
Jeremy Schweitzer, Lehigh Valley Local Section
Sunday, March 30, 2014
|8:00-9:00 a.m.||Breakfast & Networking|
|9:00-10:15 a.m.||Session 8||Q&A with Operation Councils|
|10:30-12:00 p.m.||Session 9||General Discussion|
|12:00 p.m.||Concluding Remarks|