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Are you interested in SLA Governance?

If you are interested in knowing how SLA actually works, or if you are looking to get involved in a leadership role, you are invited to attend leadership sessions during the Chicago Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO.

Mark your calendar NOW to attend important Leadership meetings scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at annual conference. Each unit’s top leaders will gather at the cabinet meetings and SLA has scheduled a leadership orientation just prior to the cabinet meetings. The leadership orientation is replacing the Leadership Development Institute which formerly was on Sunday mornings. Why? Members asked for it… to save you and your company time and money. You can spend time with your family on Saturday, travel on Sunday to arrive in time for the general session and awards presentation at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, July 17 – 4:00 – 5:30 pm – LEADERSHIP ORIENTATION

SLA’s association, chapter, division and caucus leaders and those who might consider a leadership opportunity will gather to consider a key question: If we did not exist, what association model would we build now? A second key topic will be “Finding and Grooming Tomorrow’s Leaders – Tailor to Your Unit’s Needs,” which will address tips on enticing/encouraging volunteers to take unit roles, developing strategies for making each role’s workload reasonable and enjoyable, and clarifying that not every unit must have every conceivable committee. The final topic is personal for leaders: “How to parlay SLA experience into a promotion, a new job… even your LinkedIn Profile”.

Tuesday, July 17 – 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – CHAPTER AND DIVISION CABINET MEETINGS (CONCURRENT)

These are the official business meeting of SLA chapters. Chapter presidents and presidents-elect convene to request and receive reports, advise the board on matters of chapter interest, and initiate proposals for board consideration. Division chairs and chairs-elect convene to request and receive reports, advise the board on matters of division interest, and initiate proposals for board consideration. These meetings are open to all SLA members.

Tuesday, July 17 – 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. JOINT CABINET MEETING

This is the official joint business meeting of SLA chapters and divisions. Chapter presidents and presidents-elect and division chairs and chairs-elect convene to request and receive reports, advise the board on matters of chapter and division interest, and initiate proposals for board consideration. Chapter cabinet and division cabinet chair-elect candidates will also give remarks.

Each chapter and each division have two seats on the cabinets. If the two official delegates are not able to attend the president or chair may appoint another member of the unit as a delegate.

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