Community Mission

The mission of the SAME Leader Development Community of Interest (LD COI) is to develop, execute, and track leader development (LD) activities across the SAME enterprise in support of the 2025 SAME Strategic Plan – Securing America’s Future, Together. Specifically, the LD COI will lead efforts to enhance leadership development and cultivate the talent necessary to address the nation’s grand challenges ensuring the enduring stewardship of the A/E/C profession.


JOIN US November 16th at 3pm Eastern!

The next Leader Development COI call is planned for:

November 16, 2020, 3pm Eastern

Click here to add it to your calendar.


Archive from the October 15th Meeting

Video Recording (YouTube)
Slides (PDF)
Chat Log (PDF)

 

Resources


Leader Development COI: A Resource for Post Leaders
A short summary of the COI and the services/ resources available to Posts as you work with your Post members. 


Leader Development Toolkit: A Resource for Developing a Leader Development Program

Modeled after the National Leader Development Program, this LD Toolkit was developed by the LD COI to provide a framework for SAME posts to establish their own LD program. The goal is to increase opportunities for individual members to advance their leadership skills.


Mentor Relationship Guide

The Leader Development Community of Interest and the Mentoring Advisory Group are pleased to provide this mentor relationship guide to help you navigate your connections with your mentee.


Join the Community of Interest

You can join any of our communities of interest by logging into your member profile and scrolling down to “Communities of Interest” and click to join.”


Mentor Relationship Guide (click here)

The Leader Development Community of Interest and the Mentoring Advisory Group are pleased to provide this mentor relationship guide to help you navigate your connections with your mentee.

Mentor Relationship Guide (click here)

The Leader Development Community of Interest and the Mentoring Advisory Group are pleased to provide this mentor relationship guide to help you navigate your connections with your mentee.

Mentor Relationship Guide (click here)

The Leader Development Community of Interest and the Mentoring Advisory Group are pleased to provide this mentor relationship guide to help you navigate your connections with your mentee.

Mentor Relationship Guide (click here)

The Leader Development Community of Interest and the Mentoring Advisory Group are pleased to provide this mentor relationship guide to help you navigate your connections with your mentee.

Membership


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.

 

Mind Mapping A Strategy

As the Leader Development COI began forming, the leadership team realized "leadership" was too broad a topic to properly advance within SAME. The COI needed a way to add definition to their scope while ensuring they stayed in strategic alignment. They turned to mind-mapping, a process of graphically visualizing information, relationships, and heirchies within a given scope. The process usually involves utilizing a facilitator trained in mind-mapping. The LD COI was fortunate to work with Rear Admiral John J. Adametz, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, to facilitate their process. The end results are captured below. Click on the titles to view a YouTube clip of the process in action.

       Scope (Video) Long Range Planning (Video)

 

(Click on the image to download a PDF of the image. Click on the title for a video of the process.)

The LD COI is investigating how to use this process to benefit more COIs or Posts. If you are interested in this tool, contact Angie Martinez, LD COI Communications Chair, at angiemartinez@martinezconstruction.com.

Strategic Alignment


Goal 1: Strengthen Industry-Government Engagement

Lead efforts to foster communication and build relationships among military, public, academic, and professional organizations; further collaboration to identify issues and develop solutions in support of National security.

LDP provides a platform for industry and government members to grow professionally in a mutually supportive environment. Industry and government professionals interact under a common theme. The program also offers members of government and industry the opportunity to support the program as instructors and mentors.

Goal 2: Build and Sustain Resilient Communities
Lead efforts to prepare communities to absorb, recover, and adapt from natural and man-made threats, fortify our nation’s resolve directly where people work and live.

Leadership is key to decision-making. When faced with tough circumstances, a leader’s ability to respond to threats helps determine their resilience. LDP enhances that ability.

Goal 3. Develop Leaders for the Profession
Lead efforts to enhance leadership development and cultivate the talent necessary to address the nation’s grand challenges; ensure the enduring stewardship of the A/E/C profession.

Leader development is core to the Leader Development Program.

Goal 4: Enrich the STEM Pipeline for the Nation
Lead efforts to inspire, encourage, and enable youth to pursue STEM careers; help develop the technical capacity that our nation needs to remain globally competitive.

As a component of leader development, mentoring ensures knowledge, skills, and aptitudes are shared among the membership. Student members can especially benefit from mentoring to enhance their own leader development.

Goal 5. Prepare Service Members and Veterans for the A/E/C Industry
Lead efforts to fully integrate military and government members in the A/E/C industry; support training, credentialing, and networking initiatives that build, maintain, and translate skills to meet current and future needs.

LD provides a platform to leverage the leadership of service members and veterans as well as enhance leadership development for them to address challenges in the A/E/C profession.

A Resource for Post Leaders



SAME’s newest COI is ready to support the Society's 2025 SAME Strategic Plan by ensuring Posts have the resources to cultivate the leaders needed to secure America’s future. To accomplish this, the LD COI is proud to present the following Resource for Post Leaders (click here to download).

The document details the scope of the COI and the services/resources the COI can provide you as you work with your Post members. The executive summary introduces you to the COI, and the remaining chapters describe the COI's four main pillars: Post-Level Leader Development, Mentorship, the flagship SAME Leader Development Program (LDP), and LD COI Programs.

We look forward to supporting you, your Post members, and the rest of the Society to develop leaders to address the nation’s grand challenges.


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 o

   Community Leadership

Chair: Caroline Roberts, GISP

Department of Defense Client Account Manager, JACOBS
Seattle, WA

 

Vice-chair: CDR Roland de Guzman, P.E., CEM, USN (Ret.)

Senior Project Manager, MBP

Conshohocken, PA

 

Stay Informed
Leader Development Community of Interest Monthly Meeting


The LD COI hosts a recurring community wide call the 3rd Thursday of the each month at 3pm Eastern. Please note: the November meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, November 16th at 3pm Eastern.


Call Details

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

Access Code: 446-860-173

   LDP Task Force

National LDP Chair: LTC Michael R. Darrow, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)

LDP Monthly Webinar Lead: James S. Blake II, CQM

LDP Book Discussion POC: Angie Martinez, P.E.

LDP Mentor POC: Susan Thames, F.SAME

LDP Projects Lead: Caroline Roberts

LDP Classroom Lead: Emily DeMarco

LDP Overall Curriculum Lead: Mike Darrow

LDP Alumni POC: Ilana Almquist

   Executive Committee Structure

Marketing/Communications Vice-chair: Angie Martinez, P.E.

Programs Vice-chair: Zakary Payne

Evaluation Vice-chair: COL C. Patrick Hogeboom IV, P.E., F.SAME, USA

Streamers Vice-chair: VACANT

Leader Development Program Chair: LTC Mike Darrow, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)

Post Level LDP Vice-chair: Colonel Eric Wilbur, P.E., REM, USAF (Ret.)

Mentoring Vice-chairAmelia DaCruz, PET

Young Member COI Liaison: Victoria Mechtly

AOF Liaison: Philios Angelides, P.E., F.SAME, FACEC

SAME Executive Director: Joseph Schroedel, BG, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret)

Enlisted COI Liaison: SMSgt Philip McAlpin, Jr.

Credentialing COI LiaisonJames Buckingham, P.E.

National Vice-president: Neal Wright, P.E., F.SAME, USA (ret.)

At-Large Members

Charlie Hart, P.E., F.SAME, USA (ret.)

Michael Nosbisch, PSP
Sally Riker, F.SAME
Lisa Thoele, CPSM, APR, LEED AP
Lt Col Jonathon E Byrnes, USAF

Mentoring Advisory Group

Mentoring Vice-chair: Amelia DaCruz, PET

LDP Mentoring POC: Susan Thames, F.SAME

AOF Mentoring POC: Philios Angelides, P.E., F.SAME, FACEC

Post-level Mentoring: Gerald Morris, CDT, LEED AP BD&C, PMP, CCM

YM Mentoring & Recognition POC: James Buckingham, P.E.

Agency Mentoring POC: Capt. Ashlee Ellis

One-on-One Mentoring POC: Michelle Chambliss

Sustaining Member Mentoring POC: Thad Tobaben

Camp Mentoring POC: Shawn D. Moore, Col USAF (Ret), F.SAME

COI Programs

The LD COI supports the following programs:
  • Leader Development Program--Developed with support from the SAME Foundation, the LDP identifies and cultivates talent from within the SAME membership to address the nation’s grand challenges. Participants explore individual strengths and team dynamics. The program supports the development of the next generation of world class military, government, civilian, and industry leaders for the Society and our Nation. LDP is a yearlong commitment, running from Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) to the following JETC.
  • Mentoring--Mentoring is a key component to SAME engagement efforts to maintain leadership in the A/E/C industries and ensure the country has the STEM professionals it needs to secure the nation. Mentoring also offers an excellent opportunity for leader development by the mentor and the mentee. Led by the mentoring advisory group, SAME is working to connect mentoring opportunities across the Society into once strategy. From camp mentoring to mentoring of LDP participants to engaging with student members and young professionals at SAME national events, SAME can find the right mentoring opportunity that fits your time and interest.

View a graphic of the mentoring strategy by clicking here.

Post Programs

Post-level Leader Development 

Does your Post conduct a leader development program? If so, the LD COI would like to make sure your program is represented by this community. If your Post has a Leader Development POC, make sure they sign on to be part of the LD COI so they can add to the body of knowledge of the community. 

To discuss establishing a program at your post, including developing a corresponding budget, curriculum, and application process, contact: Colonel Eric Wilbur, P.E., REM, USAF (Ret.), Post-level LDP Vice-chair.

 

Post-level Mentoring 

Does your Post conduct a mentoring program? If so, the LD COI would like to make sure your program is represented as part of the LD COI mentoring strategy. If your Post has a Mentoring POC, make sure they sign on to be part of the LD COI so they can add to the body of knowledge of the community. To learn more, contact Gerald Morris, CDT, LEED AP BD&C, PMP, CCM, Post-level Mentoring POC.


Sustaining Member Leader Development/Mentoring

If your company or organization conducts a leader development or mentoring program, the LD COI would like to promote your efforts and present it as a best practice to the LD community. The Mentoring Advisory Group is also looking for a sustaining member representative to help the Society strategize mentoring across the organization. Please contact Thad Tobaben, Sustaining Member Mentoring POC, to share details about your program.

 

Call for Instructors/Trainers

 

The LD COI is recruiting leaders from government, private sector, and academic fields willing to discuss leadership issues impacting the Society and/or present leader development best practices to community members, with a special focus on building their core competencies. The LD COI seeks instructor or trainer volunteers that can provide monthly webinars as part of the COI's programming.

Support the development of the next generation of world class military, government civilian, and industry leaders for the Society and our nation by becoming an LD COI instructor or trainer.

If you are interested in serving as an instructor or trainer, please fill out the attached form (click here) so we can record your interest. If you have questions, contact Eddie Gonzalez, LD COI Program Manager, at egonzalez@same.org. 

 

“I love to serve the Society with my fellow SAME architects for such a good cause and along the way develop a strong bond both professionally and personally with these people. I can truly call them my friends.”

-J.J. Tang, FAIA, F.SAME, Chair, SAME Architectural Practice Committee 2013-2016