Chapter Leaders Energized by Interaction
The positive attitude –the ideas and the directions to make it all work for us,” is what one first-time attendee liked best about ASHI Chapter Leadership Days in Chicago October 20-21, 2005.
She was one of the 175 leaders from 39 states representing 56 chapters who came from as close as Chicago, as far away as Hawaii, and even from the storm-ravaged Gulf Cost region.
Based on the evaluation forms filled out by attendees, chapter leaders got what they came for and the four goals for the event were achieved.
Achieving the four goals
1) The first goal was to help attendees strengthen their leadership skills.
The positive comments about Jeffrey Cufaude’s workshop, “Volunteers: How to Find Them, Involve Them and Keep Them,” and the legislation-related sessions suggest this goal was met.
2) Two of the breakout sessions aimed at the second goal – to share best practices – received excellent reviews: David Sherwood’s, “Creating and Operating Vibrant Chapters,” and Angela Orlando’s “Professionally Planning Meetings for Success.”
3) Networking and forming new relationships is always one of the goals for this annual event, and from the evaluations, it’s obvious leaders did a lot of this during Chapter Leadership Days. Attendees repeatedly cited interacting with other leaders as something they appreciated. In fact, one asked for even “more time to network.”
4) The fourth goal was to have fun, and the photos tell that story.
A special thanks to ASHI Member Don Nelson for providing photos.