Yes! If you are interested meeting members and national leaders outside your local area who share your passion for helping veterans.
Yes! If you want to share great ideas with other members across the country or renew your enthusiasm for our mission.
Yes! If you find yourself growing more involved and you don’t know where to turn for the information you need, or you have been doing the same activities for years and you want a fresh approach.
While the Auxiliary’s programs haven’t changed, the national leadership team has refreshed the Mission Training content based on feedback from the past two years and your most frequently-asked questions.
For 2013, there will be two tracks to choose from Saturday:
Track #1 American Legion Auxiliary Programs: What’s This All About?
This track will focus on the mission-outreach programs of the Auxiliary: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Poppy, Education, Junior Activities, Children & Youth, ALA Girls State/Girls Nation and Americanism. You will learn the essential information about each program and discuss ways individuals, small groups and units can work those programs. Participants will have time to ask questions of experienced ALA leaders, share stories and explore ideas together in a positive group environment.
Track #2 Organizational Effectiveness: Developing the Future Grassroots Leader in You
Some of the most effective ALA leaders don’t see themselves as leaders at all, yet they seem to find themselves standing in front of groups of ALA members on a regular basis. Here’s your chance for a first-hand overview of the tools you need to be a successful ALA leader. Your tools include important ALA documents and resources that will help your unit and/or department deal with issues of governance, accountability, civility, planning and running effective meetings, reporting. You’ll also learn what happens at national meetings, including who can attend. Hint: most of the time, it is anyone! You will also hear how to recognize and mentor others so a few individuals don’t bear the whole burden of responsibility.
On Sunday, all attendees will meet together for a shared program covering membership, raising awareness of the ALA, and the role of the ALA and the community.
All sessions have been designed to be interactive and fun for you.
The schedule will start at 8:00 am with registration and a continental breakfast and the conference on Saturday will run roughly from 8:30 am to 4pm, with optional socializing afterward. On Sunday, the conference will run from 8:30 am to 11:30am with continental breakfast starting at 8:00 am. You are on your own for dinner and religious services; the schedule was designed to give you that freedom.
In addition to continental breakfast both days, as part of your registration fee, lunch will be provided on Saturday.
There will be three Mission Training Sessions:
October 12-13, 2013: Las Vegas, Nevada
Tuscany Suites and Casino
255 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Hotel Phone: (702) 893-8933
October 12-13, 2013: Louisville, Kentucky
Marriott Louisville East
1903 Embassy Square Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40299
Hotel Phone: (502) 491-1184
November 16-17, 2013: Hartford, Connecticut
Hilton Garden Inn Hartford North / Bradley International Airport
555 Corporate Drive
Windsor, CT 06095
Hotel Phone: (860) 688-6400