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1 PARTICIPATE IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE SUMMARY: Participation in the Leadership Development (LDCs) and Annual Conferences (AC) affords.

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1 1 PARTICIPATE IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE SUMMARY: Participation in the Leadership Development (LDCs) and Annual Conferences (AC) affords excellent opportunities for professional learning. The primary focus of the regional Leadership Conferences is to train Chapter leaders (officers and committee chairs) in their respective chapter roles and for participants to obtain instant feedback from other chapter leaders. The Annual Conference is a time to celebrate the years Chapter accomplishments, network and meet with other chapters, and take home practical ideas in the form of educational forums. FUNDING: The LDCs and ACs are self-supporting through registration fees and company/chapter donations (either in cash or in kind). Participants pay for registration fees and hotel and travel expenses. Funding for the participants can come from the employer, the chapter, the participant, or in some combination of these. REQUIREMENTS: For LDCs, the typical registration fee is approximately $300, which normally includes all workshop attendance, two breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner. The stay is normally two nights at the conference hotel with the rate approximately $125/night (excluding taxes). Travel is dependent on airline tickets or driving when distances allow. Total cost (with airline) is approximately $850 - $900. For ACs, the typical registration fee is approximately $575, which normally includes all workshop/seminar sessions, two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners. The stay is normally 3-4 nights at the conference hotel with the rate approximately $125/night. Total cost (with airline) is approximately $1500. For both LDC and AC events, it is extremely important for the attendees to report back to their companies and members and, in particular, to thank their company sponsors for allowing them the time and providing funds for their participation. Early Bird registration is encouraged to reduce attendance costs. PROCESS: The LDCs are normally held during the April/May timeframe. The LDCs are scheduled to permit minimal impact on the normal workweek and usually start Friday morning and end Saturday night. The NMA Leadership Speech Contest is held on Saturday afternoon. Various chapter leader workshops are held on Friday, along with educational forums and professional development seminars on both days. The chapters who participate in the LDCs gain the knowledge necessary to plan and implement chapter operations and have the best chance of success. Registration (LDC and hotel) typically begin approximately 60 days prior to the event to allow chapter planning. The AC is normally held during the fall in the months of September/October depending on location. The AC features the Final NMA Leadership Speech Contest, the NMA Member of the Year, the Hall of Fame recipient, the McFeeley Award, the NMA Executive of the Year as important key events. The Recognition Luncheons sole purpose is to celebrate the chapters and councils performance over the past year. Keynote speakers, educational forums for CEU credits, and special workshops provide additional learning opportunities for all participants. A Silent Auction is held with proceeds supporting the NMA Leadership Speech Contest. Registration (AC and hotel) typically begin approximately 90 days prior to the AC. The AC also offers an opportunity for chapter leaders from the same company to meet jointly to compare and coordinate efforts. Rev QuickTool 13

2 2 CHECKLIST: This section should list key preparatory steps for the QT with associated leads (WHO), tasks (WHAT) and lead time in days (WHEN) referenced to the QT target day (T). PROCEDURES: Notifications for the LDCs and AC are provided by by NMA HQ. The notification provides the Weblink address for completing on-line registration and arranging for Registration Fee payment. Hotel reservation information is also provided on the respective LDC and AC NMA websites; attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and travel arrangements. The chapter schedules and holds officer elections to enable the new officers/committee chairs to be identified as attendees to the LDC. The chapter can complete Registration forms and hotel reservations and reserve the number of spaces and room needed; names can be added later. LDC and AC attendees should be prepared to participate in multiple workshops and bring back all the info available for all positions to share with their chapters. Websites: - for general NMA information - for the highlights of the recently completed West LDC - for the highlights of the recently completed East LDC - for Annual Conference information NMA Director: Your NMA Director can provide details and specific information about the LDC.http://www.nma1.orghttp://nma1.us/ldcs/west/index.htmhttp://nma1.us/ldcs/east/index.htmhttp://www.nma1.us/conference05 COMMENTS: Chapters who attend their LDC gain instant officer/committee chair training for their respective positions. This significantly improves the learning curve for transitioning into the new officer/committee positions. The LDC is an excellent opportunity to network, hear from direct experience, and to obtain contacts for more knowledge in the future. Chapters attending the AC participate in celebrating their chapters accomplishments and learn more about future NMA developments. CONTRIBUTORS: Steve Bailey, CM, Sue Kappeler, CM, Mary Anne Koltowich, Pete Kurzhals, CM CONTACT: Sue Kappeler


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