2019 Chapter Officers Leadership Training (COLT)


ERA Chapter Officers Leadership Training (Dedicated to Excellence in Volunteerism!)


Please register by September 27.

One-hour webinar to be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 23. PLUS … a welcome reception and dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and in-person workshop on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Attendees will arrive on Wednesday, Nov. 6. At 6 p.m., all guests will meet in the lobby for a welcome reception and dinner (location TBA). The workshop program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, with an optional dinner afterward.

COLT Schedule

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:00 p.m. (CST) – Webinar

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:00 p.m. – Welcome reception and dinner at the BC Bistro in the hotel.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. – In-person workshop sessions (including lunch, snacks and optional dinner out).

DoubleTree by Hilton O’Hare – Rosemont
5460 North River Road
Rosemont, Il 60018
Hotel main phone: 847-292-9100

Join a small group of fellow chapter officers, both current and future, for an intensive (but genuinely enjoyable) program loaded with practical knowledge, tips and ERA  insider information to help you meet the challenges of serving as a volunteer leader.

COLT presents the big picture … all about …
— ERA, your local chapter and YOU, the volunteer leader.
— Supporting your chapter needs (without reinventing the wheel).

COLT gets down to details about …
— Running a chapter effectively, especially today when volunteerism is highly strained.
— Key areas of chapter operation, including:

• structure and governance
• educational programming
• volunteerism
• communications
• member services
• industry activities
• special events
• bylaws and elections
• tax status and other legal matters
• committees and task forces
• membership recruitment and retention
• meeting management and presentation
• newsletters and other publications
• chapter websites

And … COLT delivers dynamic interaction!

— Attendance is limited to 12 or fewer participants.
— In-person workshop sessions allow ample of time for Q & A and networking.

Tuition is $500 and is paid by the chapter. This covers all the following expenses: webinar, COLT manual, hotel guest room, food and beverage service, meeting space, reception and dinners. Travel to and from Chicago is at the expense of the attendee and/or the attendee’s chapter.

The following chapters have scholarships to cover COLT tuition. Please note that scholarships awarded to Chapters of the Year must be used within two years or they expire, assuming COLT was offered in the year of the award.

Arizona ERA – One scholarship to be used in 2019 OR 2020
Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA – One scholarship to be used in 2019 OR 2020
Northern California ERA – One scholarship to be used in 2019 OR 2020
Southwest ERA – One scholarship to be used in 2019 OR 2020
Empire State ERA – One MUST be used in 2019

NOTE: Chapters that cannot use a scholarship in the year it will expire are encouraged to donate that scholarship to another chapter. (Email stierney@era.org with an interest in donating a scholarship.)


Please register by September 27.

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