Have you ever wondered what ASHRAE Officers do at the ASHRAE Winter & Annual Conferences? Here is your chance to find out! Through Leadership U (offered by the YEA Institute), a handful of YEA members are selected for each conference to be matched up with Society Officers and participate in all of their events and board meetings, including social activities. Leadership U not only allows you to experience a conference like an Officer, but it is also a great opportunity to network and form connections with those active in ASHRAE.
*Applications are being accepted for the 2015 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. Please complete this application by Friday, March 23, 2015.
If you have any questions about Leadership U or the application process, please contact Rhiannon Masterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-539-1178.
- The Leadership U program in Atlanta will start at 6:00pm on Friday, June 26, 2015 and will end the afternoon of Thursday, July 2, 2015.
- If selected to participate in the program, the costs of attending the conference (transportation, lodging and registration) will be covered by ASHRAE Society. Transportation includes the cost of your flight or gas mileage, your hotel room will be covered the nights of June 26-July 1, 2015, and you will be registered for the conference and three social events (Welcome Party, President’s Luncheon, Members Night Out). Expenses not covered by the program include baggage fees, parking, taxis/public transportation, and food.
- Those selected to participate in the program will document their experiences and share them with the YEA Committee, their chapter and their region.
Feedback from previous Leadership U participants
“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to participate in the Leadership U program. Being able to experience Dan Pettway’s ASHRAE involvement, meet Society level leaders, and absorb some of the their expertise made participation in this program an invaluable experience. Plus, I am really excited to be able to call myself a member of the ‘Leadership U Alumni’ club!” Jessica Mangler
“I always wondered who made the high level decisions and now I know who they are! It typically starts with the president or a technical group and then it is raised before the board. I know a lot of the board members and it was interesting to learn how they make decisions that affect the entire industry, usually with success, even if it takes a long time. The best part is that they are all volunteers.” Rachel Romero
“The program was all about transferring knowledge, which is vitally important for the Society, the HVAC industry, and the entire engineering field. I realized that the people involved all the way to the top of the Society care a great deal about not only the industry, but each ASHRAE member. They recognize the importance of the Society’s role in getting young people involved and active. It was really humbling to meet so many intelligent, dedicated, generous people.” Chris Delgado (read Chris’ full review)
“I have been very active on the chapter level, but Leadership U gave me the opportunity to learn more about the technical side of ASHRAE. As a Professional Engineer, the technical aspects have ASHRAE have always interested me; however I did not know just how important they are. As Professor Olesen’s shadow, I was able to attend Technical Council, Document Review Subcommittees, and Special Projects meetings. I also attended my first technical committee.” – Heather Schopplein (read Heather’s full review)