HLAA Chapter Development Workshop
What Level is Your Chapter? (What Level Do You Want It To Be?)
Presenter: Beth Wilson, president, Central Massachusetts Chapter
Every chapter is unique, but many chapters follow a similar path of growth, maturity, and influence. A start-up chapter at level 1 finds that the most controversial subject for discussion is refreshments. A powerhouse chapter at level 5 yields influence and effects positive impact beyond the chapter with hearing access and advocacy in the community. This workshop will provide an insightful (and entertaining) look at chapter level characteristics and provide ideas for reaching the best level for your chapter.
Beth Wilson earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is retired from Raytheon where she worked for 33 years. Now in retirement, Dr. Beth is teaching online classes as an Adjunct Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She was born with a hearing loss and has been a life-long advocate for hearing access. She has been a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America since 1986, was the Executive Director from 2001-2002, and is active in the Central Massachusetts chapter.
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