Leadership Development Chair
Region VIII Leadership Development Chair
- Encourage and facilitate development of members into new leaders, and the movement of leaders from state to regional and national positions.
- Serve as a communication link between the national LDC committee and the state LDC chairs.
TERM OF OFFICE
- 3 years, beginning in the second year of the Regional Director’s term
- Maximum number of terms allowed: n/a
- ASCLS Professional or Emeritus membership and reside in Region VIII
- Recommended experience that would be helpful to someone holding this office:
- Previous regional position.
- Previous state president experience is very helpful.
- State LDC experience or Regional Director experience very helpful.
- Mentor state LDCs in all states in the region to carry out their position.
- Provide resources to assist the state LDCs and state presidents in recognizing and encouraging more members to become leaders in the organization.
- Provide feedback to the national LDC about state and regional LDC activities and issues.
- Reports to: Region VIII Director, national LDC Chair or committee member
- Other duties performed:
- Special projects that encourage leadership development such as New Member forums, Keys to the Future appointments, leadership training opportunities.
- Make recommendations for nominations or appointments to leadership positions .
- Participate in Council activities
- Meeting attendance &Travel requirements: Attend at least two (out of three) Region VIII Council meetings per year – Jackson (during IMSS), spring video conference, or national meeting site (summer)
- Reports: Fall, Spring, Final reports to Regional Director
- Deadlines: as assigned by Regional Director
- Average time commitment: Approximately 4-6 hours per month
- Financial considerations: Travel expenses and registration costs to IMSS and/or national meeting
- Mentors: National LDC committee members, Regional Director, other regional or national leaders
- Materials: Region VIII Guidelines, LDC committee materials
- Helpful Hints & suggestions: Computer, e-mail very helpful.
- Give lots of praise and recognition to volunteer leaders at all levels of the organization. The 3 most important messages to give to new leaders are “You can do it”, “I am here to help you succeed”, and “You are important”.
- Contributions to the profession: Enhance the continuity of leadership that is essential to the continuation of the Society, improve communication within the organization and the profession
- Skills developed/enhanced: Delegation, recognition, mentoring, communication, marketing
- Contacts / networking opportunities: Meet and develop relationships with colleagues throughout Region VIII and at the national level
- Travel opportunities: Jackson and site of national meeting.