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Leadership Conference

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OCTOBER 12-14, 2017 – ROSEMONT, IL

Enhancing the Success of Volunteer Leaders

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Leadership Conference 2017

Who Should Attend?

Chapter Officers, Practice Specialty Administrators, Common Interest Group Administrators, Committee Chairs, Deputy RVP’s and Area Directors are invited to attend the Conference to enhance your success in leadership roles from your volunteer position to your career.

What Will I Learn?

Fulfilling your role requires both leadership skills and practical working knowledge of your position. The Leadership Conference will help you become a better leader, and give you simple tips to make your role easier and more rewarding.

Why should I attend?

  • Develop leadership skills that are transferable to the workplace
  • Network with other leaders in safety to find solutions to your latest challenges
  • Share best practices and meet key Society leaders
  • Earn CEU’s for attending the Conference

Trish Ennis, CSP, ARM, CRIS

Past President, ASSE

“Attending the Leadership Conference is one of the ways we can demonstrate value to our employers for the time and energy they are putting into our volunteer services.”

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Tim Page Bottorff

Tim Page – Bottorff, CSP

Senior Consultant, SafeStart

“Some of the top leaders are coming in to share what they have done in the past. It is a great opportunity for Chapter leaders to learn from different perspectives on Chapter operations”

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Patricia Reed, M.S., CSP

Administrator, BISE

“Each year, leadership conference attendees can make a big impact on their safety career and ASSE involvement by learning how the Society operates. I thank them to this day for that opportunity.”

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Schedule Overview*


Thursday, October 12

Kick off the Conference and get to know your fellow volunteer leaders.

  • 2:00 PM – Registration Opens
  • 5:00 PM–Welcome Reception & Donation Assembly networking event
  • Veterans Donations

*Schedule subject to change

Friday, October 13

Dive into leadership workshops and start solving challenges.

  • 7:00 AM – Continental Breakfast
  • 7:45 AM – Society Introductions & Overview
  • 9:00 AM – Leadership Development Workshops
  • 10:15 AM – Keynote: David Marquet
  • 12:15 PM – Lunch
  • 1:15 PM – Leadership Development Workshops
  • 3:00 PM – Lightning Sessions
  • 3:45 PM – Best Practice Roundtables
  • 4:30 PM – Day 1 Closing General Session
  • 5:00 PM – Region Night Out

Saturday, October 14

Hear from thought leaders and take that knowledge back to your ASSE community.

  • 7:00 AM – Working Continental Breakfast with Roundtable Discussions
  • 8:15 AM  –Leadership Skills Development Workshops
  • 10:00 AM – Best Practices Roundtables & Lightning Sessions
  • 10:45 AM – Leadership Skills Development Workshops
  • 12:00 PM – Closing Session, Lunch, & Raffle for Safety 2018 Registration
  • 1:30 PM – Shuttle to Midway Leaves Hotel

Click here to view details on the 2017 Leadership Conference program schedule.

Keynote Speaker

David Marquet

David Marquet

David Marquet is an expert on leadership and organizational design, former submarine commander, and author of the best seller Turn the Ship Around! In his keynote address, Intent-Based Leadership: Create Leaders at Every Level, David will tell you how he and the crew of the USS Santa Fe developed a way to create leaders at every level to deliver the powerful message that in highly effective organizations leadership is not for the select few at the top.

Download David’s bio to learn more.

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Accommodation Information

The 2017 Leadership Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
Rooms are available at the hotel for $162 per night.
Book directly with the Hyatt online or by calling (888) 421-1442.
Book by September 1, 2017 to secure your rate!

Hyatt is SOLD OUT – Alternative Hotels:

Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare
5550 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O’Hare
5460 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Veteran Donation Drive


ASSE added a charitable aspect to its Leadership Conference in 2016. Help keep the tradition rolling with your donations.

From now through Oct. 10, ASSE is collecting donations for the 2017 Chicago area Winter Veteran Stand Down. Using the donations, attendees at the Society’s 2017 Leadership Conference will assemble snack and clothing packages for homeless veterans in the Chicagoland area.

This is an excellent opportunity for our member communities to support a great charitable cause. The best way for communities to participate is to donate gift cards (e.g., Visa, MasterCard) that ASSE will use to purchase supplies. Communities also can donate shelf-stable snack-size items (granola bars, jerky sticks, nuts, dried fruit, energy bars, trail mix, raisins, crackers) and/or undergarments and plain t-shirts (any size).

If your community has a meeting, networking event or other gathering in the next 3 weeks, please consider collecting donations to support this effort. Members of your community who attend the conference can drop off donations when they register on-site. Or, ASSE communities can send their donations to ASSE Chapter Services, 520 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068; ASSE will reimburse your community group for the shipping costs.

Please contact Chapter Services with questions.