Membership in the LD COI is open to all members of SAME. Leadership for the COI shall be composed of the Leadership Team, as defined below. Positions may be added to or removed from the Leadership Team at the discretion of the COI Chair.
The community will be composed of LD POCs from each Post as identified on the Post Change of Officers Form filed with SAME National office annually. Any SAME member interested in leader development can also join the LD COI community.
The Leader Development COI community hosts a recurring community call the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3-4pm Eastern.
To connect by computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/446860173
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (224) 501-3318
LDP Graduation (June 18, 2021)
On June 28, 2021, Society leaders gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the LDP Class of 2021 as part of their virtual graduation ceremony. Eighteen participants, representing SAME regions and the International COI, concluded a year-long professional development program designed to advance the leadership capacity of SAME. They join an active community of alumni that continues to provide return on the SAME Foundation’s investment.
LTG Thomas P. Bostick, USA (Ret.), 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the US Army Corps of Engineers, provided a tremendous keynote address on the need to stay resilient as they advance through their careers. He also challenged the class to stay true to their aspirations and maintain resolve when they know what needs to be done. The LDP thanks LTG Bostick for providing such an inspirational address.
The LDP provides a deep dive on various leadership topics through instructor-led webinars, monthly book discussions, and a final project. Projects fell into three categories: Adding to the Body of Industry Knowledge; Developing Best Practices; and Expanding the Presence of SAME. Their project work will ensure the Society remains a valuable resource to our members and our industry well into its second century.
Thank you to the SAME Foundation for funding this incredible program. And congratulations of this new class of alumni!
For more on the LDP, go to www.same.org/ldp.
To read about the projects, go to www.same.org/impact.
To watch the graduation ceremony, go to: https://youtu.be/c49Y0-Q0hSc.
Webinars take place during our monthly LD COI calls the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3-4pm Eastern.
Please stay tuned for information about the August webinar.
Immediate Past Webinar
Left of Mentoring (July 15, 2021)
Why don’t people get mentors? After decades of observation, I believe they don’t haven’t determined what they want from the relationship. Mentoring sessions are best when focused and driven by the member. However, most members don’t approach the session with a clear focus on what they want to achieve. In this talk, Don Gleason will provide a process for mentees to maximize the benefits of the mentoring relationship.
Presenter: Col Don Gleason, P.E., USAF (Ret)
President, Achieve New Heights
Leadership Consultant - Training and Coaching
To access the slides, click here.
To access the recording, click here.
To access the chat log, click here.
Once you've viewed the webinar, download the fillable PDH certificate here.
Past Webinar Archive
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Additional content can be found on the SAME YouTube page by reviewing the "Leader Development" playlist.