Leadership

  • mrlc-orlando-2019The ASCE Foundation helps fund ASCE Leadership programs that support Students’, Younger Members’ and Members’ professional and personal development at every stage of their careers. 

    In 2018, your generous contributions to the Foundation supported the Multi-Region Leadership Conferences, Younger Member Leadership Symposium and Diversity and Inclusion activities.

    These events held across the country gather Society leaders at different stages of their careers – students, Younger Members, and Section/Branch officers – to compare notes and develop new skills that will enhance both their careers and Society work. 

    Multi-Region Leadership Conferences

    The Multi-Region Leadership Conferences (MRLCs) are two-day conferences across the country that gather Society leaders at different stages of their careers – students, Younger Members, and Section/Branch officers – to develop new skills that will enhance both their careers and Society work. The conferences include the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL), regional Younger Member Council meetings, and the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders.

    During the MRLCs, the Foundation facilitates Student Focus Sessions on finance and fundraising. The Foundation shares fundraising skills and lessons learned to build confidence in students.

    Younger Member Leadership Symposium 

    The Younger Member Leadership Symposium (YMLS) is a three-day experiential leadership workshop open to all ASCE Younger Members, aged 35 and under. The YMLS is hosted by the ASCE Committee on Younger Members and focuses on early-career professional skills development to help ASCE Younger Members succeed and lead in the workplace. Tours and special events during the weekend offer additional networking with peers from around the country.  

    Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

    The Foundation supported the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) activities in 2018 including:

    • Delivering the “Disasters and Decision Making: A Matter of Ethics” workshop at the EWRI Congress in Minneapolis
    • Exhibiting and delivering a mentoring workshop at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, where approximately 30 attendees completed membership applications and approximately 50 students attended the workshop.
    • Developing a “Canon 8: Ethical Guidelines for Diversity & Inclusion” session that was conducted at ASCE’s 2018 Convention