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Chapter Leadership ForumChapter Leadership Forum

Supporting, Creating, and Celebrating Leaders
Date: Saturday October 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
Where: Anywhere you can access the internet!

You’re Invited to DBSA’s Virtual Chapter Leadership Forum

DBSA’s very first virtual Chapter Leadership Forum will be held on October 14, 2017! This year’s forum will focus on supporting, creating, and celebrating leaders within the DBSA community through Facebook live and ReadyTalk webinars, free of charge. The week leading up to the event will give you the chance to celebrate and inspire individualized leadership in DBSA by sharing stories, engaging in daily online discussions, and by viewing inspirational videos through a special Facebook group for CLF Participants.

To register for all events, please use this form. You can register for events individually below.

Help celebrate and inspire by sharing your leadership stories by taking this survey.

Session and Registration Information  

Session 1: Take More Meaning from Leadership
Time: 10:00 a.m. CST

Are all the hours that I am volunteering making a difference? Do I have to be in charge to make a difference? How do I lead by example? Angie Day, DBSA’s Chapter and Volunteer Services Director, will lead a Facebook live presentation about these common leadership questions. This talk will include formal and informal ways to be a leader and why those roles matter. Participants will have many opportunities to participate in a discussion via Facebook.

Platforms Used: Facebook
Speaker(s): Angie Day, Chapter and Volunteer Services Director at DBSA
No need to register for this session ahead of time. Join us on our CLF Facebook Page at 10 a.m. CST

Session 2: Inclusion, Diversity, and Language
Time: 11:00 a.m. CST 

Examining and extending our language gives us a chance to broaden our definition of the word we.
– Barbara Pescan

In this session we will discuss how chapters can use language to empower individuals while respecting and celebrating our differences. The discussion will continue online after the session.

Platform Used: ReadyTalk and Facebook
Speaker(s): Nareth Phin, Chapter Relations Manager at DBSA
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Session 3: Many Hands Make Light Work: The Benefits of Shared Leadership
Time: 1:30 p.m. CST

This will be an interactive presentation to identify the benefits of and the obstacles to creating a culture of shared leadership. We will discuss strategies to encourage the broad distribution of responsibilities such as defining a path to leadership, rotating responsibilities, and having written policies and standard operating procedures (SOP).

Platform Used: ReadyTalk
Speaker(s): Nareth Phin, Chapter Relations Manager at DBSA
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Session 4: Build a Sustainable Volunteer Program
Time: 3:00 p.m. CST 

Earlier today, we talked about why leadership matters. In this panel discussion, experienced volunteer managers will talk about the best practices to building a sustainable volunteer program and lessons learned from their chapter or state organization.

Platform Used: Ready Talk
Speaker(s): Panel TBD, Angie Day as moderator
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Session 5: Celebrating DBSA’s Chapter Leaders
Time: 4:00 p.m. CST

Chapter Leadership Forum will close with a celebration of DBSA’s Chapter Leaders and their impact in our community.

Platform Used: Ready Talk
Speaker(s): Allen Doederlein, President at DBSA
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