Answering the Call of Leadership Institute 2019

ByVictoria Dew, SCMP

Answering the Call of Leadership Institute 2019

Hotel Maya Awaits!

Leadership Institute 2019…

Wow! That’s weird to write — ‘Leadership Institute 2019.’ I can’t even believe how fast 2018 is flying by, so it seems impossible that we’re kicking off planning for next year’s LI. And yet, here we are!

I’ve always been a big fan of LI. It’s the time when we, as IABC chapter and region leaders get together to dig into topics with friends and colleagues who are as committed to the association as we are. It’s our chance to learn, help and meet — when we get to re-charge ourselves with new ideas to help us better manage our chapters and regions back home.

LI is the one time of the year when, as IABC volunteer leaders, we’re all together, in person, (and some of us travel great distances to be there!) so we want to get as much out of the experience as possible. Also, I don’t think it hurts that we’ll be doing that in sunny Southern California this year. Just sayin’…

Right now, you have two opportunities to make LI 2019 amazing!

First, be sure to complete the survey (by August 22nd) on what kinds of topics and breakout sessions you’d like to see included. Second, if you have an idea for a session yourself, the call for speakers is open now, and until September 17th.

We’re looking for speakers from small, medium and large chapters and regions to share their knowledge and best practices on topics that can inspire other leaders. 

Here are some examples of topics we are particularly interested in:

  • Volunteer recruitment and engagement strategies that work—how your chapter has implemented the Learn, Help, Meet strategies introduced at the 2018 LI
  • Building community within your chapter
  • Successful programming/event strategies
  • Effective board collaboration strategies
  • Engaging millennials and new professionals
  • Turnaround chapter case studies
  • How your IABC leadership experience has benefited your career
  • Growing the IABC brand in your community
  • The value of certification

But don’t stop there! Get creative. We want LI 2019 to be fun and inspiring!

Thank you for everything your do for IABC — See you in Long Beach! 🌞

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Victoria Dew, SCMP editor

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