2018 Post Leaders Workshop, Aug. 19-21

The 2018 Post Leaders Workshop will head to Bonita Springs, Fla., Aug. 19-21. Providing training, information-sharing, and networking for SAME’s volunteer leaders, PLW is the one event each year that brings together members from every Post around the world. PLW is a fun and relaxed event, with a mix of small group sessions, featured speakers, leadership meetings, and social activities.

This year’s agenda includes an Ice Breaker Reception on Sunday evening, preceded by an Executive Committee meeting that afternoon. Then the formal workshop sessions get underway on Monday, and carrying through until Tuesday afternoon. There also is a Networking Reception Monday night. Attendees will hear from SAME’s national leadership team, from other volunteers across the Society, and get first-hand instruction from Mark Levin, CAE, CSP, an expert in leadership and membership development.

2017 Post Leaders Workshop

Sunday, August 19

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting (by invitation)

5:30–7:30 p.m.
Ice Breaker Reception

Monday, August 20

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Featured Session on Leadership Training with Mark Levin, B.A.I. Inc.

12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. 
Lunch with Tabletop Discussions (attendee choice)

1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. 
Featured Session on Leadership Training with Mark Levin, B.A.I. Inc. (continued)

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. 
Mini-Sessions on National Resources for Posts: International Committee, Academy of Fellows, Leadership Development Program, CLAS Membership System

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Tuesday, August 21

8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Group Sessions on Best Practices, Membership & Participation and Finance Administration & Compliance (Attendees Rotate Between Sessions)

• Veterans Transitions: How We Can Help
• Student Transitions through STEM to Young Member

• Think Outside Your Box
• Membership Committee
• What is Industry-Government Engagement

• Your Fiduciary Responsibility
• ABC’s of Post Operations
• Streamers & Awards

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Wrap-Up | End of Workshop

Featured Speaker: Mark Levin, B.A.I. Inc.

Widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in leadership and membership development, Mark Levin will provide SAME members with tips, insights and expertise in being a volunteer leader, based on his years of experience in not-for-profit organizations include staff positions as a membership director, local chapter director, and chief staff officer. An active volunteer in several local, state, national, and international societies. Levin served for over 20 years on the faculty of the Institutes for Organization Management, a continuing education program sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tens of thousands of volunteer and staff leaders have attended his programs, and they all can attest to his ability to present his topics in a unique, humorous, and interactive style.

The 2018 PLW will be held Aug. 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. For more information, visit www.same.org/postleaders.

2016 Post Leaders Workshop