The Leader Training Committee is pleased to authorize you to nominate one delegate to participate in the 2024 ASCE Regions 3, 6, & 7 Workshop for Section, Branch and Institute Leaders (WSBIL), to be held Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Sections without Branches may nominate two delegates.

Participation in the WSBIL gives Section and Branch leaders an opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences with one another. It exposes your incoming officers to the tools and resources needed to be an effective ASCE leader, allowing them to strengthen and expand your programs and activities. The Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCL) and the Central Region Younger Members (CRYMC) annual meeting will be held concurrently, and we encourage your Student Chapter and Younger Member Group leaders to participate in those events. We have worked diligently to ensure the success of the combined program and look forward to your Section and/or Branch delegate’s participation.

To ensure that your Section and/or Branch receives the maximum possible benefit, you are encouraged to designate the President-elect, Vice President, or Secretary/Treasurer as the delegate. If this is not possible, consider a Younger Member growing into a responsible position within the Section or Branch. (Please note that WSBIL attendees are only eligible for Society reimbursement once every four years.)

Registration

The registration cost is $300.00 per attendee. This fee will help to subsidize general expenses for meals and refreshment breaks scheduled during the Workshop and is not reimbursable. Please register by November 30.

Reimbursement

Within the next few weeks, nominated delegates will receive authorization letters and other pertinent information about the Workshop and their individual participation. The Society reimburses delegates for the cost of transportation based on a minimum 14-day advance purchase, round trip, coach airfare. If you choose not to fly, alternative transportation such as trains or buses are covered, however, the cost cannot exceed the cost of an airfare based on the advanced purchase. Travel to the workshop by automobile will be reimbursed at the mileage rate of the federal Government at the time of the conference. Other expenses including lodging, meals, etc., are reimbursed at the per diem rate of $175.00 (for two days maximum, based on an overnight stay).  

Hotel Accommodations

The deadline for the discounted sleeping room rate has passed. You can make your reservation by calling 816-474-4400 at the current available rate.

Agenda 

Find the agenda and more on the Leader Training Committee website.