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Upcoming Webinars

ILEA Chapter VPM & VPC Webinar

Date: Thursday, 30 January
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central (US and Canada)

For chapter leaders, this webinar will discuss how to prepare for the May membership drive, and provide tips and tricks for a productive membership recruitment season post extended membership drive! Register now to get ahead on recruitment for the spring season.

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Webinar Recordings

Chapter Board Retreat Best Practices
Presented by: Erin Crofchick, ILEA Greater Philadelphia’s outgoing president

This training led by Erin Crofchick, ILEA Greater Philadelphia immediate past president covers board retreat best practices, how to best leverage your summer and mid-year retreats, utilizing data to strategically plan your time, and new ideas to energize your board. 

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Chapter Board Transition Training and More
Presented by: Liz Nutting, CSEP

Listen to Liz Nutting, CSEP and incoming Affiliate Chair for ILEA Canada, share best practices of how to transition from your outgoing board to your incoming board. We suggest you listen with your chapter's standard operating procedure (SOP) in hand.

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Grow and Retain Members with the May Drive
Presented by: Diana Wheeler and Jenny Gardner, ILEA Cincinnati

In 2018, ILEA Cincinnati won two Spirit of Excellence Awards for membership growth and membership retention. Their leaders, Diana Wheeler and Jenny Gardner, share their story, strategy, and how they used the May Membership drive to successfully boost membership. In this training you will receive a framework for leading your most profitable and rewarding May drive yet as well as a chance to ask questions from presenters.

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Working with and Managing Volunteers
Presented by: ILEA's Southwest Regional Vice President Dona Liston

Dona Liston shared what chapter leaders need to know about working with and managing volunteers to benefit not only your chapter, but creating a rewarding experience for volunteers. Listen to the peer-to-peer discussion for tips on how to grow volunteer leaders and have stronger communication and teamwork.

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Chapter Leadership Town Hall

Watch the Town Hall meeting to learn more about our revised vision for chapter leadership training and what it means for your chapter.

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Chapter Succession Planning
Presented by: Tiffanie Rosier and Kristen Porchia

Midwest and Southeast Regional Vice Presidents Tiffanie Rosier and Kristen Porchia, along with the ILEA HQ team facilitate peer-to-peer learning and activities to help you develop succession plans specific to your chapters' needs.

Confidently Lead a Successful Chapter Board Election
Presented by: ILEA's Southeast Regional Vice President Tiffanie Rosier

Learn how to lead a successful chapter board election. Tiffanie provides insights on how to identify key leaders that could serve on your nominating committee or future board, election terminology, calendar of events, and answer attendee questions live. She also shares reasons why ILEA members choose to serve on their chapter's board.

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No matter what your leadership position is within your chapter, there is an online community for you. The ILEA Communities are your go-to online hub for discussion forums, documents, templates and toolkits and many other resources. Join the Communities that best fit your needs and check in regularly for best practices and support!

Search for your chapter's leadership Community by name then, join the chapter leader Community for your role: 

Chapter Boards of Directors
Chapter Presidents
Chapter Presidents-Elect
Chapter VPs of Communications
Chapter VPs of Education/Programs
Chapter VPs of Membership

Chapter Operations Manual

The Chapter Operations Manual contains all the guidelines and resources you need to understand and succede in your role.

Marketing Kits

Marketing kits contain the tools you need to share important information and campaigns with your chapter. They contain click-to-tweet social media posts, sample emails and many graphics, flyers and other resources. All ILEA Marketing Kits can be found in Brojure

Chapter Leaders Summit

Chapter Leaders Summits are held every spring and are an exclusive opportunity for new and experienced chapter leaders to come together and prepare for the coming year. The 2019 Chapter Leaders Summits were held 29-30 April in Fort Worth, Texas and 6-7 May in Chicago, Illinois. Information about the 2020 Chapter Leaders Summits will be shared in early 2020. 

Monthly Chapter Leader Newsletters

Check your email inbox for monthly chapter leader newsletters. These emails include timely updates about new resources available, upcoming deadlines and other important information to communicate to your chapters. Not receiving the email? Contact us at

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Sibley Guilianelli
Chapter Relations Manager