USBG Midwest Region 2015 NLC Fundraiser
Organized by: United States Bartender's Guild
The United States Bartenders' Guild hosts the National Leadership Conference every two years, to bring chapter leaders from around the country together. The NLC provides an opportunity for the attendees to improve their leadership skills and to learn news ways and best practices from other chapters that they can implement in their own communities to make them more effective, efficient and to promote chapter growth and retention.
This time together allows the group to hear about challenges any chapter is having, changes to the organization that our members want to see and to develop action steps to implement these changes and solve any existing problems that our chapters and leaders are facing. A few of the success stories from the 2013 National Leadership Conference include:
*Board of Directors Expansion - to include Regional Vice Presidents. This step has helped to ensure that each region has a voice on the Board and that any challenges faced in a region or chapter can be addressed at the Board level by a Board member.
*Chapter Operations Manual was discussed and formulated. This manual addresses the topics that each chapter encounters and offers guidelines on how to operate. The 1st Edition of the ChOps Manual was rolled out in 2014.
*Regional Conferences - Our chapter leaders enjoyed being able to work together as a Region to tackle the tasks and discussions that were proposed during the conference. They decided that Regional Conferences would allow them to get together in the alternate years that NLC was scheduled to continue working together on any challenges, setting up Regional Events and as a way to get chapter members more involved in the USBG beyond the local level. Regional Conferences are now an annual event and quarterly Regional calls have been established to continue the synergy of working together.
This fundraiser is another way that our Region is pulling together to raise money to cover the expenses of the 2015 NLC Conference being hosted by our Providence, Rhode Island USBG Chapter. All funds raised will be used to advance this leadership development program. We appreciate any amount that you are able to contribute!