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  • State Assembly Leadership Forum

    The State Assembly Leadership Forum is a preconference event at AST's national conference. Learn from your peers and professionals in the profession, network with others from around the country and discuss the issues that are relevant to anyone involved at the leadership level within your state assembly.

  • State Assembly Leadership Forum at AST's 52nd Surgical Technology Conference

    New Orleans Marriott

    Friday, June 3, 2022
    4 CE Credits

    7:45-8 am - Welcome & Introductions   

    8-8:50 am If You’re Going to Lead, You Need to Coach - Strengthening Your Influence, Effectiveness, and Impact as a Leader, Charles Marshall
    Your state assembly’s success depends on the skills of its leaders. Join us in this upbeat, interactive, and substantive program. Leaders aren’t born, they’re developed, so if you’re ready to see your team improve, it’s time to take a look at what makes a great leader great and what makes a poor leader fail.

    9-9:50 am - Strategic Planning, SALC Heather Hodges, CST, FAST; Carrie DeLine, CST, FAST
    Establishing a long-term plan to achieve your state assembly’s vision and mission through the attainment of strategic goals. Creating achievable goals through several factors, such as time management and resource allocation.

    9:50-10 am -  Break  

    10-10:50 am - Strategies to Increase Membership, State Assembly Leadership Committee
     Make improvements to your member onboarding and retention process. Marketing tools to help achieve your goals. Connect with others that share a common purpose.  

    11 am-Noon - Ways to Motivate and Engage Volunteers, State Assembly Leadership Committee
    What is your state assembly doing to keep volunteers motivated, fulfilled, and engaged? How are you retaining volunteers? If your state assembly does not have a strategy for volunteer engagement, now is the time.