2013 Great Lakes
Regional Meeting

Finding Your Pathway (June 6, 8:30am - 5:00pm)

Learn about the four main career pathways available to chemical professionals:  higher education, industry, government, and entrepreneurial careers and why each one may or may not be the right choice for you.  This workshop is not only ideal for graduate students and recent grads, but also experienced professional who are considering a career change.  In addition to learning about which types of careers are available in each pathway, you'll also learn about the job market and hiring trends to help you make your choice.  The workshop allows time for you to inventory your own values, interests, background, strengths and weaknesses so that you can select which career pathway you'd like to explore in detail.

Resources for Excellence: A Collaborative Project of the 2YC3 and the ACS (June 6, 8:30am - 12:00pm)

Feeling overwhelmed by the constant economic, educational, and political factors that continuously reshape the education environment?  Workshop participants from all education levels will consider their goals, share ideas, resources and connections, and develop strategies for engaging colleagues and inspiring the next generation.  ACS resources to help find solutions to these issues will be discussed.  Participants should come prepared to share their college issues to get the most out of this very interactive session.  Participants are also encouraged to bring business cards to share with others in the workshop.

Resume Reviews / Career Assistance (June 6, 1:30pm - 5:00pm)

ACS Staff and trained member–volunteers will review resumes and provide individualized specific career advice to attendees in 30-minute appointments.

ACS Leadership Development System™ Your Competitive Advantage

The following courses will be offered at GLRM 2013.  The ACS Leadership Development System™ courses are your opportunity to learn essential skills to strengthen your competitive edge in today’s global economy

Contact leaders@acs.org to request a course scholarship and registration instructions.

Fostering Innovation (June 7, 1:00pm - 5:00pm)

Keeping pace in today’s environment of constant change requires continuous innovation. Whether you’re  in a non-profit, business or academic environment, the ability to contribute to the creation of new ideas, new processes, and new approaches is critical to your personal and organizational success.  Yet coming up with new ideas is challenging and few of us have the tools and skills to do this effectively. Fostering Innovation teaches a proven, systematic process to generate ideas. You will gain the understanding and tools to help you tap into your innovation style  and learn how to stimulate innovative thinking among team members and colleagues.

Registration Fee: $150

A limited number of full and partial scholarship are available for ACS members.

Extraordinary Leaders (June 8, 8:00am - 5:00pm)

Great leaders can significantly impact the productivity their  teams.. Being a competent leader starts with knowing what it takes to be a great leader and gaining an understanding of your own strengths. The ACS Extraordinary Leader course provides a model for effective leadership that will help you achieve exceptional results. This program, based on the best-selling book The Extraordinary Leader, by Drs. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman, draws on 20 years of research and data from detailed statistical profiles on more than 25,000 managers in a wide range of companies and industries.  As part of the course you will participate in a 360° feedback process that gives you personal feedback on your leadership competencies. You will then use this feedback to create a personal plan for developing your leadership strengths to become an extraordinary leader.

Registration Fee: $650

50% Scholarships available for ACS members.

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