HLAA encourages State organization and Chapter leaders to participate in training events and seek out other materials and opportunities for personal growth and development. Time invested in gaining new skills and confidence is well worth the time and effort.
HLAA offers a variety of how-to skill- and confidence-building opportunities:
- Monthly webinars on such topics as HLAA Resources for State organization and Chapter Leaders, Leadership Skills 101, Recruiting Talent into Your Organization, HLAA’s History and Why It Matters Now and 15 Ways to Catch and Keep Volunteers. For more information, click here.
- Workshops during the HLAA Convention in June (Note: each HLAA State organization and Chapter can send one “delegate” at a reduced registration price; HLAA prefers that this person be a current or rising leader. To get a delegate registration form, please contact HLAA by email or phone 301.657.2248. See HLAA Convention information.
- Annual leadership conferences near the HLAA national office’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. HLAA notifies the main contacts of state organizations and chapters by email three-to-six months in advance; watch HLAA’s e-News for announcements. Potential attendees must apply.
- HLAA Official Leaders Listserv, an online discussion group through Yahoo, to ask questions of and learn from fellow state organization and chapter leaders and coordinators
- State or regional leadership conferences organized by HLAA State organizations, Chapters and/or Chapter Coordinators
You may also wish to take advantage of other skill development resources such as:
- Toastmasters International to gain leadership experience and confidence in public speaking
- Dale Carnegie Training courses and materials to increase knowledge and performance
- Klemmer and Associates leadership and personal development programs and materials
- Amazon.com leadership and communications materials
- Skillpath Training and National Seminars Training one- and two-day training programs and materials
- ASAE – The Center for Association Leadership bookstore offering leadership materials (type “Bookstore” in the Search box)
- The New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse – links to online general materials for self-help groups (not specific to New Jersey)
HLAA is committed to helping state organization and chapter leaders and chapter coordinators succeed. Working together, you can help us know how to support you.
Thank you, HLAA Leaders!