2020 Fall Leadership Workshop

Starts:  Oct 2, 2020 5:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 3, 2020 4:00 PM (ET)



Registration has closed for this event. Zoom details will be sent on Wednesday, Sept. 30th to all registrants.

Questions about your registration? Please contact sandrade@aafcs.org.  

If you've registered, please complete this micro-survey in preparation for the Friday night session, "What Leaders are Reading!"

Our world has changed in many ways in the last six months, spotlighting the relevance of Family & Consumer Sciences for everyone. AAFCS is faced with new realities and possibilities and as an affiliate leader, you are, too. You're invited to the 2020 Fall Leadership Workshop, “Family & Consumer Sciences: Leading Effectively in a Virtual World,” where we’ll connect and learn with each other, working towards these objectives in our fully virtual workshop: 

  1. Reinvigorate, rediscover, or adapt your leadership style to meet today’s world.
  2. Meaningfully communicate the value of family and consumer sciences online, reaching new audiences for increased membership and engagement.
  3. Conduct affiliate business effectively online and off, and
  4. Strengthen and build relationships with fellow AAFCS leaders, sharing ideas for maximum output and fostering continued collaboration. 


Friday Oct. 2 (All Times ET)

5 - 6:00 PM:              Affiliate Leadership Orientation (Governance of AAFCS) with AAFCS board of directors (ideal for newer leaders and a great refresher for all).

6 - 9:00 PM:              Leadership Program with Marianne Lorensen, AAFCS     member and President of the Association of Leadership Educators. What IS Leadership, anyway?  Many of us may not have thought about this question - and that's ok. We'll learn from an expert in the field and fellow member Dr. Marianne Lorensen in our opening session.

Leader Engagement and Networking: What Leaders are Reading with Lori Myers, CFCS, Interim Executive Director                             

Saturday Oct. 3 (All Times ET)

11:30 – 4:00 PM :     
Leadership Program: FCS Insights and Inspirations. In this session, we'll hear from FCS leaders on adapting and leading in times of change -- in virtual format(s) that you can replicate, demonstrating how to engage members and would-be members. We'll hear from: Suzanne Stluka, PhD, RDN, LN, Division Director, Family & Consumer Sciences, Division Director, Youth and 4-H, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, National Institute of Food & Agriculture; Kayla Correll, CFCS, AAFCS 2020 Teacher of the Year, and Sandy Spavone, Executive Director, FCCLA. Michael Gutter, Associate Dean for Extension and State Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development, Families & Communities and Melissa Martin, Executive Director of Phi Upsilon Omicron have shared insights, too.

Membership and AAFCS: A Call to ActionAdvocacy, leadership training, job-prospects . . . the reasons members join are as diverse as members themselves. In this session, we'll work towards a clearer path to recruitment and retention to move AAFCS forward. 

Raising our Voices, Visibility and Value with the new 360 Communication Campaign with Nancy Bock, Senior Director, Communications and Marketing

Plus, these sessions on Affiliate Management and Best Practices, including:
- Podcasts: Technology to Engage and Promote with Barbara Scully, M.S., Washington Affiliate
- Leading in Times of Stress with Shawnee M. Hendershot, PhD, Kansas Affiliate
- Affiliate Management:  The Insight You Need and the Service that You Provide with AAFCS staff, board, and legal counsel


All are welcome! Current and prospective affiliate leaders are especially encouraged to attend. Often it is the president, president-elect, and/or executive director who attends. However, this can be a good opportunity to cultivate those members who have expressed an interest in a leadership position, too! 

Your professional commitment is a critical part of what makes AAFCS a leader in the family and consumer sciences field. We look forward to seeing you in the Zoom room.



Online Instructions:
Url: http://www.aafcs.org
Login: This event will be hosted on Zoom; access information will be sent to registrants prior to the event.