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2016 Volunteer Leadership Workshop

June 10 - 11, 2016
College Station, TX


Join us in College Station!

The schedule for the workshop is still being finalized but we hope you're making plans to join us June ​10-11 in College Station for the Volunteer Leadership Workshop.  During the workshop we plan to provide you with a better understanding of how The Association operates as well as providing you a detailed overview of the tools available to volunteers through The Association.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to share best practices / ideas with other Association volunteers.  Finally we encourage attendees to bring laptops or iPads with them to the sessions.

*We encourage any officers in addition to Club Presidents and Constituent Network Presidents to attend the workshop as well.

​Registration

Please register online at http://tx.ag/VLWS16. You also have the option to print out and return the Registration Form by mail to the address below or submit via fax to 979-845-9263. 

The Association of Former Students 
505 George Bush Drive 
College Station, TX 77840 
ATTN: Volunteer Leadership Workshop 

If you have any questions, please contact the Former Student Programs office at The Association of Former Students at 800-633-7514.

Walk-up registration will be accepted based on availability but please sign up early so we can make plans accordingly.

Schedule of Events (Schedule subject to change)

*All new volunteers and those who have not previously attended a workshop are requested to attend the Friday afternoon Association overview session. Those who have attended before are welcome to attend but not required.

*Please note that Session 1: Emergency Response Training has been canceled. 

Friday, June 10  
3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Registration & Check In - Flores Hall 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Session 2: Association Overview - Zachry Family Rooms
5:00 - 5:15 p.m. Break 
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Young Alumni Advisory Council Joint Meeting - Bermudez Room
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.  Session 2 continues 
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. YAAC – Marketing & Communication - Taylor Room 
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. YAAC – Engagement & Student Transition - Osborne Training Room            
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. YAAC A&M Clubs - Bermudez Room 
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Reception (cash Bar)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner
Post Dinner Optional Entertainment
   
Saturday, June 11  
8:00 - 900 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.  Welcome 
9:15- 10:00 a.m. Session 3
Keynote Address - Chris Field, Founder & Executive Director, Mercy Project
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Session 4: Breakouts 
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. -Tax & Insurance Overview - Ron Spies '73, VP & CFO of The Association - Zachry West
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
- Event Best Practices - Krista Borchard '06, Owner, Event Identity - Zarchry East
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.  - Intermediate Level Communications - Krista Smith '09, Communications Specialist at Texas A&M University
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.   - Beginner level online communications - Taylor Room - Sue Owen '94, Communications Specialist
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.  Break 
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  YAAC – Marketing & Communication - Mattei Room 
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  YAAC – Engagement & Student Transition - Osborne Training Room 
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 5: Class Agents (1943-1979) - Zachry East
Roundtable Discussion
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 5: Class Agents (1980-2005) - Zachry West
Roundtable Discussion
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 5: Class Agents (2006-2016) - Bermudez East
Roundtable Discussion
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 5: Clubs- Bermudez West
Roundtable Discussion
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 5: ​Constituent Networks-T​aylor Room
Roundtable Discussion
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch on your own
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Session 6: Class Agents (1943-1979) - Zachry East
Case Studies with Discussion
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Session 6: Class Agents (1980-2005) - Zachry West
Case Studies with Discussion
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Session 6: Class Agents (2006-2016) - Bermudez East
Case Studies with Discussion
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Session 6: ​Constituent Networks-T​aylor Room
Round Table Discussions
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. YAAC Networking Session with student leaders - MSC
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 - 4:30  p.m. Session 7: ​Wrap Up Question & Answer Session - Zachry West
  Depart at your leisure

 

Accommodations 

A block of rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, for The Association's Volunteer Leadership Workshop and the details are listed below. Make your reservations by calling the hotel directly before the deadline. Be sure to reference the Group Code: Summer Volunteer Workshop to receive the group rate. If you prefer to stay at another hotel in the area, please call the Accommodations Hotline at 979-260-9898 to check on hotel availability or check visitaggieland.com.

Four Points Sheraton
1503 South Texas Avenue - (979) 693-1741
$119 per night, plus tax
Group Name: The Association of Former Students
Group Code: Summer Volunteer Workshop
Deadline: May 25, 2016


Cancellation Policy
The Association of Former Students has a fairly flexible cancellation policy.  If you cannot attend your event for which you have registered, please call the Former Student Programs office (800-392-2096) by June 6.  Your payment will be refunded with the exception of a small handling fee.


Attire
The dress for the workshop is casual.  We want everyone to be comfortable as we get together to learn and collaborate.


Association Apparel
The Association offers an online apparel store for volunteers/staff.  If you are interested in purchasing our logo apparel please visit our site at http://theassociation.deco-apparel.com/home.

 

 

 




 

Address

505 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840

Phone Number

(979) 845-7514

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