Calling All Interns!

Region VIII Leadership Academy

Calling all Interns for the 2015-2016 Region VIII Leadership Academy!


The second class of the Region VIII Leadership Academy is half way through the academic year and have set their sights on graduation at the National meeting in Atlanta in July. We are now looking for applicants for the next class which will begin on September 28, 2015 at Jackson.

The Region VIII Leadership Academy (R8LA) is open to all interested ASCLS members in the 5 Region VIII states – Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. The R8LA begins just prior to the opening of IMSS with classes meeting on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning of that week. As with this year’s class, a social activity will be planned for Tuesday afternoon. The opening days in Jackson are a time to get to know each other, attend leadership sessions, and to brainstorm a project that will help our states in Region VIII. After IMSS, the Academy turns to Saturday morning video or audio conferences with faculty members presenting many excellent sessions. Topics covered during the Academy year include: history of ASCLS, communication and leadership styles, team building, parliamentary procedure, emotional intelligence, convention planning, advocacy, networking, mentoring and coaching, and recruiting. In the spring, the Interns are encouraged to share information about their project and the Academy at their state spring conference. They then do a final presentation of their project at graduation which takes place at the Region VIII Summer Council meeting one day prior to the beginning of the national meeting. This year, the meeting will be in Atlanta; the 2016 meeting will be in Philadelphia.

We are now looking for motivated candidates for our next class! Do you have a desire to further develop your leadership skills? Has your leadership potential been recognized by constituent society officers, board members or others in leadership roles? Have you demonstrated leadership potential by participating in leadership activities within constituent society organizations? If you answered YES to any of these questions and you are currently a member of ASCLS, we want YOU!

If you are interested in participating in the R8LA, please contact Holly Weinberg at


Download the application HERE.

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