September, 2007
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ASHI Leadership Training Conference


October 18-19, 2007

New name relects subtle changes

In the past, Chapter Leadership Day (CLD) trained chapter members to be effective local leaders. It worked well. Many members and chapters benefited from the training. Nevertheless, the Chapter Relations Committee decided to make some subtle, yet important, changes to the event.

The purpose of the conference is to provide training for people who are new or future chapter leaders. It’s intended for the members who are stepping up to a chapter leadership position or who are being groomed to take over in a leadership role.

Lately we’ve seen many of the same people coming to the conference year after year. This doesn’t help prepare future leaders, and it goes against what we had been teaching at CLD. To encourage chapters to use the conference for its intended purpose, the Chapter Relations Committee has established a two-year rotation schedule for the newly named Leadership Training Conference (LTC).

Chapters can send members for the new, two-year certificate program. The members will receive a certificate for attending and completing the program each of the two years. We, at the LTC, will not only give them the tools to become effective leaders for your chapter but we will give them new and fresh ideas to help your chapter grow – ideas that have worked in other chapters. Attendees can start their two-year certificate cycle in any year.

We encourage all chapters to send new or potential leaders to ASHI’s Leadership Training Conference in Chicago and see what all the buzzing is about. Those of you who don’t go, please encourage the ones who do go to meet with your chapter officers and directors when they return to share what they’ve learned and how ASHI is supporting your chapter!


Attention Chapter Leaders

It’s time to plan for and decide who will attend this year’s Leadership Training.

Thursday afternoon and all day Friday, October 18-19, 2007

Who: Current and incoming chapter presidents, members involved with or interested in leadership, and new members identified as potential leaders.

Where: Doubletree Hotel Chicago O’Hare – Rosemont, Ill.

CE hours: 6

Invitations were sent in August.

Contact Bob Kociolek at or 847-954-3177.