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CALL Leadership Orientation 2015

CALL Leadership Begins Year with Orientation

Board members and committee chairs met on August 13, 2015, for CALL’s Leadership Orientation. It was hosted at DLA Piper. President Julie Pabarja led the orientation for 23 members to help prepare committee chairs and Board members for their roles as leaders in their committee and the greater CALL community.

New and Experienced Leaders

This year, President Pabarja appointed eight members who will be serving as Committee Chairs for the first time. Many of the other committee chairs are experienced chairs and leading a new committee. These chairs will bring new perspectives to the committees and the chance to demonstrate and enhance their leadership skills.

Vice President Todd Ito, along with Board Directors Robert Martin and Konya Lafferty Moss, reviewed the Chairs’ administrative responsibilities and highlighted the CALL documents, including the Handbook and Policy Log, that they can turn to for guidance.

The group discussed the characteristics of a good leader and how to engage members of their committees.

Pabarja highlighted the results of the CALL member survey that was sent to the membership earlier this summer. Overall, the members are satisfied with the value that CALL offers its members. They would like CALL to offer more education and networking opportunities.

Collaboration and Growth

Pabarja talked about ways the committee chairs can collaborate with each other and provide more of these opportunities to the membership. Chairs from the Continuing Education, Public Relations, and Bulletin committees spoke on ways that the other chairs can work with them to meet certain goals.

The group also discussed ways they could share with the membership what their committee is working on and generate interest in what the committees do. This year, each committee will make a regular contribution to a new “Committee Roundup” section in the CALL Bulletin.  CALL members can also look at the CALL website for the committees’ latest news.

Time was allowed at the end of the session for Chairs to talk to each other and start making plans for a great year for CALL.

Getting Involved

Members who are interested in joining a committee should contact Julie Pabarja. The following committees are looking for more members: Government Relations, Public Relations, Continuing Education, Mentoring and Leadership Development.