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Younger Member Leadership Symposia

Jul 31 - Aug 30, 2020


After much consideration, the Committee on Younger Members made the difficult decision to cancel the Younger Member Leadership Symposia slated for July and August. Due to the uncertainly related to travel this summer, and because we take the safety and health of our attendees, ASCE staff, and community seriously, we feel this is the best course of action. Please watch for announcements in the coming weeks about alternative virtual programming hosted by the Committee on Younger Members.

Thank you for your understanding and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions to:

Younger Member Leadership Symposia

By Younger Members, for Younger Members

These YMLS events made possible by your contributions to the ASCE Foundation on Giving Tuesday, which included a generous matching gift from 1852 Society and Founder Club member, Robert P. Wadell, P.E., MSCE, F.ASCE.

The Younger Member Leadership Symposium (YMLS) is a three-day experiential leadership workshop open to all ASCE Younger Members, aged 35 and under. The YMLS is hosted by the ASCE Committee on Younger Members and focuses on early-career professional skills development to help ASCE Younger Members succeed and lead in the workplace. Tours and special events during the weekend offer additional networking with peers from around the country.

Younger Member Leadership Symposium - Group Photo - Jason Dixson Photography

Younger Members will:

  • Isolate key leadership traits that contribute to successful project management
  • Increase their emotional intelligence
  • Share best practices and lessons learned
  • Practice self-reflection
  • Discover their personal management style
  • Debunk common leadership myths
  • Explore different types of communication styles
  • Tackle public speaking
  • Network with other ASCE Younger Members from around the globe
  • Be mentored by ASCE Fellows and/or Distinguished Members
  • Discuss ways to implement what they have learned locally

View 2019 Agenda (PDF)

View 2019 Pre-Conference Agenda (PDF)


Skye Gentile - Headshot

Skye Gentile
"Attending the 2018 ASCE YMLS Conference was a one of a kind experience. We had the opportunity to meet and form relationships with fellow engineers and future ASCE leaders from throughout the Country while learning tips and tools for advancing our leadership skills and more thoroughly defining our professional and personal goals."

Peyton Gibson - Headshot

Peyton Gibson
"My experience at YMLS was definitely unforgettable. I met so many like-minded engineers on such different, yet inspiring career, personal, and professional paths that have influenced and excited me about my future in ASCE and as a civil engineer!"

Siavash Zamiran - Headshot

Siavash Zamiran
"YMLS is a bridge which connects young civil engineers with common enthusiasm and areas of interests and provides an opportunity for sharing their ideas, knowledge, and expertise with each other."


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