The Leader Training Committee is pleased to authorize you to nominate one delegate to participate in the 2024 ASCE Regions 8 and 9 Workshop for Section, Branch and Institute Leaders (WSBIL) to be held Friday and Saturday, February 9-10 at the Westin Seattle, Seattle Washington. 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 Western Regional Younger Member Council (WRYMC) 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 no person may repeat as an official WSBIL delegate within a four-year period.)
The registration cost is $300. This fee will help to subsidize meals and refreshment breaks scheduled during the Workshop and is not reimbursable.
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 airline fare 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).
Please make your reservations with the hotel before Wednesday, January 16th, 2024 by calling 888-627-8513, Group Code: AS4739. The sleeping room rate is $199.00 per night (plus tax and applicable charges), single/double occupancy. The Westin Seattle has agreed to waive its $25 destination fee for MRLC attendees. Unfortunately, this fee cannot be removed from the online reservation system, so call-in reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made online, but the guest will need to confirm the destination fee has been removed at check-in.
Find the agenda and more on the Leader Training Committee website.