Leadership Training 2019
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Chapter leaders from the United States, Canada, Brazil,
Costa Rica, Mexico, and Dubai traveled to ACI world
headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI, in May to
participate in the annual Chapter Officer Leadership Training.
This day-and-a-half event provided officers with training on
c•h•apter development essentials that supported: Membership/officer recruitment; ••Bylaws/legal conduct; ••Accounting, taxation, and administration; ••Strategic planning; and ••Meetings/education.
Leadership training is especially beneficial for new officers
and Board members and helps build a stronger connection and
support between ACI and the chapter. Thyssen Wong, a
first-time attendee from the Costa Rica Chapter – ACI, shared,
“At first, I didn’t know what to expect from the Leadership
Training event, but as it went on, I realized I could get in
touch with tools and assistance that I think I wouldn’t know
about if I didn’t come.”
Attendees also had the opportunity to share their personal
benefits of participating in their local chapters. John
Wedgworth II from the San Antonio Chapter – ACI explained,
“Some people view leadership as daunting. However, to me,
it’s an opportunity to give someone confidence. Leaders step
up when others choose to stay put. Leadership is mentoring,
coaching, teaching, and even listening. It’s important to me to
be able to help foster positive thoughts and help guide the
Jonathan Kuell from the New England Chapter – ACI is a
new chapter officer who also attended Leadership Training,
and he shared that “drawing on the experience of others has
been a great takeaway, including the reminders of resources
available to market our chapter with the membership
Here’s what other attendees had to say about this year’s
Leadership Training: ••Adam August, Oregon Chapter – ACI, “The ACI
Leadership Training has given me some great insight into
the vision of ACI and local chapters that I’m excited to
bring home and share with our Board”; and ••Carlos Moreira, Northeast Mexico Chapter – ACI, “The
Leadership Training meeting has answered questions that
I didn’t have and has given me a wider perspective of all
the benefits ACI offers to individuals and chapter
Next year’s Leadership Training will be held June 1-2,
2020, at ACI world headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI.
Seating is limited to between 25 and 30 attendees.
Registration information will be sent to all chapter officers by
Denesha Price. Make sure you register quickly.
Did you miss this year’s Leadership Training event? No
worries. The following articles and resources will provide you
with the highlights of the content that was presented during
this year’s meeting.
Selected for reader interest by the editors.
Participants at the Leadership Training event 2019