Presentation on theme: "Alan Rossiter One Upon A Time Chair, STS-AIChE Chair, AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference Alan Zagoria Chair, AIChE Local Sections Committee."— Presentation transcript:
Alan Rossiter One Upon A Time Chair, STS-AIChE Chair, AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference Alan Zagoria Chair, AIChE Local Sections Committee
Governance is the act of governing. It relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance. It consists of either a separate process or part of management or leadership processes. These processes and systems are typically administered by a government. - Wikipedia
Personal Visibility Sense of Power Career Advancement To Make Things A Little Bit Better
STS Vision and Mission Statement (2008) As a section of AIChE, we serve chemical engineering professionals in the South Texas region through education, professional development, and networking. We will become an organization with a strong and active membership. We will accomplish this through: a. Increasing awareness b. Improving relevancy of our programs c. Improving our governance d. Hospitality / Welcome / Social
Set one major goal for your term of office Consider both radical changes and incremental steps Dont be afraid of failure Get all the help you can find
No-one can do it as well as you can! WRONG No-one will do it exactly as you do Find people with a passion for the task Look for the right skills & interests
Respect Other Peoples Time Be selective on meetings Be prepared for meetings Plan your year: Know what happens when (STS Chairs Calendar)
Build Consensus Be Decisive Dont be a Dictator Look for Opportunities & Synergies Know when to Quit
Terms of Office Number of Officers Recruiting Volunteers Developing Leadership
Members Board of Directors CEOCcommitteesSIOCcommitteesCTOCcommitteesStaff
–responsible for strategy and tactics of Section operation (scheduling, setting agendas for, and running meetings) –should identify new blood, get volunteer leaders into the pipeline, become a master delegator, find successor early –should play lead role in paying volunteers – recognition, recognition, recognition! -back stops everyone!
–should identify new blood, get volunteer leaders into the pipeline, become a master delegator, find successor early –learn from the Chair – get ready for next year –step up as necessary for the Chair –often has one primary responsibility; such as Programs Chair
–should identify new blood, get volunteer leaders into the pipeline, become a master delegator, find successor early –schedule and prepare meeting plan first thing- annual calendar initiate publicity for programs minimize surprises –have plan B in hip pocket meeting room details, webinar logistics, etc –manage restaurant contracts & guarantees set meeting prices –Stay on top of physical / electronic arrangements
Secretary: –should identify new blood, get volunteer leaders into the pipeline, become a master delegator, find successor early –record important decisions / events at Section and Officers meetings –prepare annual report for approval by Section Officers –Section newsletter / mailings / external publicity
–should identify new blood, get volunteer leaders into the pipeline, become a master delegator, find successor early –keep running ledger of Section income and expenses –prepare budget and annual income statement and balance sheet -file annual income taxes –manage Section finances for benefit of members –keep Section officers informed of financial status
communications finances attract / retain new members / networking connection to local employers / managers programming – broad sense liaison to University students outreach to community, K-12 tech training career services
Money – Grants – Speakers Corner General Help – LSC / LSC Discussion Board – LSLW – – LSLW – Local Section Leaders Workshop – Staff Communications / Collaboration / Doc Storage – free MS Sharepoint – free webhosting – email aliases Young Professionals – tracking of recent grads – national YPAB
Membership / Lists – online access – ability to track drop / adds (in progress) – documents / presentations on the value of membership – Project Connect Grants – available materials / speakers from Knovel, financial services, insurance... Programming – Program Planning Grants – Use of ChemE on Demand for LS Meetings – Satellite Meetings – Speakers Corner
Best Practices Best Practices – LS Officers Guide – Summary of Annual Reports – Best Practices: general, volunteer recognition & retention, starting YP groups, other Volunteer Development – recorded leadership training – ChemE on Demand – LSLC – Shining Star Award – negotiated prices, pre-designed certificates & plaques
What goes wrong in your LS? What lessons have you learned? What support do you need?
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