Leadership Days 2016 Recap

Fifty-nine volunteer delegates representing 40 Chapters from four countries rounded out this year's attendee list.  Volunteers attended various training sessions related to strengthening Chapter involvement in ASM Strategic Plan. 

We began our Leadership Days journey with a well-attended networking mixer on Thursday night.  Guests were excited to meet their fellow attendees and began discussing ASM's latest advancements and future projects.
Friday, attendees were welcomed by ASM Chapter Council, Chair Anne Stockdale and ASM President, Jon Tirpak, PE, FASM, followed by several sessions related to Chapter operations and membership.  Friday afternoon, attendees were transported by Lolly the Trolley to a hidden Cleveland gem, Magnet, The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network for a presentation on "Recycling Plastics to Alternative EcoFuel" by Vadxx CEO, Jim Garrett and tour of Magnet success story, Cleveland Whiskey.  Attendees learned of an innovative way to produce "bourbon" in a manner that is capable of meeting today's growing demand.  
This tour was followed by the Chapter Dinner Awards Program where 11 Chapters were recognized for their achievements in the areas of Membership Retention and Recruitment, Student Outreach, Innovative Programming, Communications and Young Professional Engagement.
Saturday, Chapter leaders attended various sessions related to Chapter programming.  Attendees had an opportunity to explore new programming approaches, share ideas and brainstorm creative ideas for future programs.  Attendees took an opportunity to network and discuss their Chapter's successes while identifying common challenges.  Following these sessions attendees were transported to ASM HQ to experience "Dinner Under the Dome."  This event gave Chapter Leadership a proper thank you for all of their hard work.  They were treated to an evening of great food, music and fun networking activities.  Everyone left this event feeling truly appreciated and energized to begin the next Chapter year!

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Leadership Days 2017

Details are comming soon...

Chapter Council is beginning plans for 2017 and the will be using comments from the attendees to guide upcoming programs. 

What is Leadership Days?


Leadership Days is a special training and development conference for ASM Chapter officers held every summer. Attendees participate in a variety of topical roundtable discussions, seminars and workshops with colleagues from around the world. The event is held each year in the July/August timeframe.

2017 Required Chapters

A listing of required attenddees will be available in the coming weeks.

Travel assistance is available for those chapters required to attend in 2017.

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Who should generally attend Leadership Days Programming?

  • At least every other year, ASM Chapters are required to send one representative to ASM Leadership Days in order to remain a "Chapter in Good Standing" and thereby qualify to receive annual membership rebates.

  • Any ASM member on the Chapter's Executive Committee can fulfill the attendance requirement, although the incoming Vice-chair typically attends.

  • There is no registration fee for ASM members, but attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses (usually reimbursed by the chapter or the member's employer).

What are the Chapter In Good Standing Requirements?

Each Chapter shall meet the following "Minimum Performance Criteria":

  • Submit the annual Financial Report for the previous calendar year by February 15.

  • Submit the annual Chapter Health Assessment for the current chapter year.

  • At least one Chapter Officer shall have attended the ASM Leadership Days program within the past two years.

  • Chapters that do not meet the Chapter in Good Standing "Minimum Performance Criteria" for the previous chapter year shall forfeit their annual Membership Incentives ("Rebates") for the following chapter year.

For more information regarding all Leadership Days Activities; Contact ASM Chapter Relations at 440.338.5151, ext. 5651, or chapters@asminternational.org.