May 6 – May 9, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN
The Department Leadership National Conference came about in response to department requests for earlier information. Bringing all upcoming leadership together at one event for planning—in a time of year when it can still impact what departments do—helps streamline the Auxiliary’s mission delivery efforts.
The annual Department Leadership National Conference allows all Auxiliary leaders to evaluate how we can use our limited resources most effectively.
• To facilitate dialogue and encourage cooperation between department leadership and the national leadership team on Auxiliary objectives for the upcoming year, including the national plan for stimulating membership growth in the Auxiliary.• To facilitate informal mentoring and share best-practice information among attendees. • To brief department leadership on relevant administrative issues from National Headquarters.• To provide leadership enhancement, and to identify potential department leaders who are ready to move to national leadership.
• Department secretaries• Incoming department presidents• Upcoming department Membership Committee representative(s)
The Department Leadership National Conference is a combination meeting of sorts. The National Membership Workshop, formerly held in May, and the Presidents & Secretaries Conference, formerly held in October, were combined into one meeting for improved efficiencies and to accommodate the planning needs of ALA departments. The agenda for this meeting includes some general sessions as well as some sessions geared toward specific topics of interest.
During the year, we provide American Legion Auxiliary members with several opportunities to convene and converse with other members from across the country. Agendas run the gamut from governance to giving and resolutions to recruitment. Check out the list of national meetings below, and plan to attend one yourself soon!