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Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders

  • The Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCL) is a training session for new student officers in ASCE Student Chapters.

    The Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders will not be held in January and February of 2021, due to the pandemic.  The Committee on Student Members has worked very hard planning virtual sessions for the fall semester to make sure that Student Chapter Leaders have some of the content that is normally delivered in person at the WSCL.  If your Student Chapter normally send students to the WSCL, you already know how valuable the workshop is.

    If your Student Chapter has never sent students to the WSCL – this is an excellent (and FREE) opportunity for students to experience some of the workshop.

    Remember that all attendees MUST REGISTER prior to the session.

    2020 Virtual WSCL Schedule

    The Committee on Student Members is happy to announce that it is planning 7 virtual sessions, on topics usually covered at the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders. These sessions are free for all Student Chapter members and advisors, but you will need to register to receive the link to join each session. 

    Please note: All sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

    Virtual WSCL Session 1: Society Leadership Address: Encouragement During the Pandemic

    September 2 | 2:00–3:00 pm (Eastern)

    Kick off the new academic year with ASCE Society Leaders. Tom Smith, Executive Director of the American Society of Civil Engineers will provide an update for students and offer support as Student Chapters begin a new academic year during an unprecedented time in history. He will be joined by current ASCE President Kancheepuram (Guna) Gunalan, and President-Elect Jean-Louis Briaud for a Q&A period after the presentation.

    View the recording of Virtual Session 1

    Virtual WSCL Session 2: Engaging Members in a Virtual Space

    September 16 | 2:00–3:00 pm (Eastern)

    Members of CSM will share information about how to use ASCE resources to attract and engage ASCE Student Chapter members virtually, and host an information-sharing session dealing with the new realities of virtual meetings and engagement.

    View the recording of Virtual Session 2

    Virtual WSCL Session 3: Membership and Recruitment

    September 30 | 2:00–3:00 pm (Eastern)

    ASCE's Director of Membership will share information about joining ASCE and upgrading your membership after you graduate. Student Ambassadors will offer ideas for reaching out to civil engineering students at your university and encouraging them to join your Student Chapter and ASCE.

    Register for Session 3

    Virtual WSCL Session 4: The Annual Report

    October 14 | 2:00–3:00 (Eastern)

    This session will include information about the nuts and bolts of the annual report, and a Q&A session about any questions you have about recording virtual events.

    Register for Session 4

    Virtual WSCL Session 5: Tips for Struggling Chapters, Large and Small

    October 26 | 2:00–3:00 pm (Eastern)

    Has your Student Chapter lost its mojo? This session will deal with strategies for sparking interest again and engaging members to get your Student Chapter back on track.

    Register for Session 5

    Virtual WSCL Session 6: Seven Essential Qualities of Leadership

    November 12 | 2:00–3:00 pm (Eastern)

    What are the traits of leadership that will help you now, and as you move into your career?

    Register for Session 6

    Virtual WSCL Session 7: ASCE Beyond Student Membership

    November 18 | 2:00–3:00 pm (Eastern)

    What happens when you finally graduate? Learn how to connect with a Younger Member Group and advance your career using the full range of resources ASCE membership has to offer.

    Register for Session 7

    2021 In-Person WSCL Schedule

    Regions 1, 2, 4 & 5

    June 10–12, 2021
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    Regions 3, 6 & 7

    July 22–24, 2021
    Denver, Colorado

    Regions 8 & 9

    July 8–10, 2021
    Anaheim, California

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