ALC 2018 Preconference Workshops

Thursday, October 11

2-5 p.m. 

This year's preconference will be two, back-to-back, complimentary afternoon leadership workshops for full-conference, registered attendees, held on Thursday, October 11.  

*Please note the preconference has reached maximum capacity, and the deadline to complete the online assessment has passed. Unfortunately, we can no longer accept RSVPs for the preconference.  

Seating is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. A wait list will be available until September 7 at which time attendees will be notified if spots have opened up. Please note that pre-work is required in order to attend the workshop. Attendees will complete the Lumina Leader assessment prior to the conference. The pre-work must be completed by Friday, September 7. All confirmed preconference attendees will receive an email that they're registered, along with a link to take the assessment.     

5 Keys to Decoding Chapter Governance: Govern Your Chapter Before It Governs You

Do you sometimes feel like running your chapter is a lot like changing the tires on a car while it’s still moving? Your board is focused on engaging and retaining members, delivering a great experience at chapter programs, enhancing your website, and recruiting volunteers—all while handling the business side of running a chapter. Although chapter governance is not at the top of your mind every day, ensuring that your chapter is complying with tax, legal, and related filings is very important. 

In this session, Jennifer Homer, ATD vice president of community and branding, will decode chapter governance. She’ll review real-world examples of governance issues chapters have encountered and cover what your board needs to know to be effective and compliant. Come prepared to participate as Jennifer wraps up the session with a Jeopardy-style game that reviews key governance terms and concepts. The winning team of five will receive a grand prize. 

By attending this session, you will:
  • Understand the key aspects of chapter governance and your role and responsibilities.
  • Learn about effective ways to manage bylaws, policies, and chapter name changes.
  • Take the guesswork out of governance terminology and annual filings.
  • Be able to identify and prevent filing errors.
  • Have a comprehensive governance checklist and toolkit that your board can implement in 2019.

The Self-Aware Leader: Leading Through Understanding Your Unique Talents and Leadership Style 

This exciting new two-hour preconference workshop provides a special opportunity for you to explore your own leadership style and focus on your own leadership development. ALC sponsor Lumina Learning is providing its Lumina Leader assessment for all preconference attendees. Becky Bales from Lumina Learning and ATD NAC Chair Wendy Gates Corbett will co-facilitate this engaging, insightful workshop with activities to help you deepen your understanding of your own leadership style. Learn new strategies and approaches for leading your chapter even more effectively. 

In this leadership workshop you will: 

  • Explore your own leadership style and ideas for adapting it for common situations chapter leaders face.
  • Create goals for developing your leadership style.
  • Identify new approaches for typical challenges, such as motivating volunteers toward a shared vision, handling communication breakdowns, leading through example, and coordinating and delegating effectively.