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Leadership in the 21st Century

25-27 June 2015

USPS® Leadership 101 Leadership in the 21st Century Thursday, 25 June 2015

USPS® Leadership 102 Leadership in the 21st Century Friday, 26 June 2015

USPS® Leadership 103 Leadership in the 21st Century Saturday, 27 June 2015

Fellowship Hall of the Belair United Methodist Church
8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, SC 29707

(Just south of Charlotte, NC)


We have all heard about some of the problems facing the United States Power Squadrons® (USPS); things like declining membership, finances, educational course attendance, lack of participation in activities, etc. Do you think, by chance, that effective leadership at all levels of the organization might help to solve some of these problems? With the squadrons being the heart of the organization, does it stand to reason that efficient and effective leadership in our squadrons may be a key issue? Since there is, or at least should be, a flow of communication between our squadrons and districts, is leadership in our districts also important? Does it make sense that we should be striving to improve our leadership qualities in our squadrons and districts to help our organization?

If you answered “yes” to any or all of the above questions, and you are in a leadership or potential leadership position, does it make sense that you should enhance and develop your leadership skills? Your Leadership Development Committee has developed three seminars to help you do just that. These seminars will be held on 25, 26, and 27 June at Indian Land, SC (just south of Charlotte, NC). Details of the content of the seminars and registration information are on the committee webpage.

Your answer to the question may very well be that I have taken all kinds of management training in my professional career. Why should I attend these seminars? One prime reason is that unlike businesses, USPS is a volunteer organization, and leadership is probably more important than pure management skills. In the business world, you do not necessarily have to be much of a leader to be an effective manager. In business, you can threaten or fire a subordinate who fails to perform to your expectations. You can withhold pay increases. Can you do these types of things in a volunteer organization? Yes you can, but don’t expect your volunteers to stay around long. By the way, differences between management and leadership are one of the things stressed in the seminars.

How about taking these seminars we are offering. We think you will get quite a bit of value by spending a few hours in attendance. We don’t profess to have all of the answers, but we may be able to help you with some ideas and suggestions. Why don’t you give it a try? These seminars are about life skills, the art of leadership that has applications not only in USPS but in any organization or business in which you may be engaged. These seminars are useful to all of our members.

The registration fee for these seminars is $49.00 per seminar. District 26 will reimburse the fee to the members of D/26 squadrons who complete of the seminars. Registration details and seminar contents are posted on the Leadership Development Committee webpages on the USPS website [see links above]. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ed Kridler:

843-762-3986 or ekridler@bellsouth.net

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401 Towne Center Blvd, Pineville, NC, 28134
(near the intersection of I 485 and SR 51, south of Charlotte)
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