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1 Alan Rossiter One Upon A Time Chair, STS-AIChE Chair, AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference Alan Zagoria Chair, AIChE Local Sections Committee

2 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

3 Personal Visibility Sense of Power Career Advancement To Make Things A Little Bit Better

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5 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

6 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

7 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

8 Respect Other Peoples Time Be selective on meetings Be prepared for meetings Plan your year: Know what happens when (STS Chairs Calendar)

9 Build Consensus Be Decisive Dont be a Dictator Look for Opportunities & Synergies Know when to Quit

10 Terms of Office Number of Officers Recruiting Volunteers Developing Leadership

11 Members Board of Directors CEOCcommitteesSIOCcommitteesCTOCcommitteesStaff

12 Local Section Loc Sect Committee CEOC

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14 –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!

15 –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

16 –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

17 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

18 –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

19 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

20 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 – aliases Young Professionals – tracking of recent grads – national YPAB

21 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

22 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

23 What goes wrong in your LS? What lessons have you learned? What support do you need?

24 Why not continue sharing ideas / resources with each other throughout the year?


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