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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Leadership Development Commission
The KLDC was formed in May of 2020 to increase the number and diversity of SAME Key Leader Position (KLP) candidates; ensure a consistent pipeline of interested, qualified candidates for SAME KLPs; help members navigate their SAME and professional career by gaining and applying a diverse set of experiences; and to demystify KLP requirements, expectations, and selection process. To learn more, click here.
Class of 2021 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.