There are four main areas of core leadership competency, in addition to character, that are identified as essentials for leaders. These include personal capability, interpersonal skills, focusing on results and setting a clear direction. These characteristics have been found to differentiate outstanding leaders in corporate and many other organizational environments.
As part of the ACS Leadership Development System®, our Facilitated courses provide hands-on learning and networking opportunities offered at ACS national, regional and local section meetings as well as the ACS Leadership Institute, held each year in January. Courses are 4 hours long unless otherwise noted. Courses may be taken as part of a full track or as standalone activities.
Learn practical tools to engage volunteers and to ensure successful and professional rewarding assignments, for the purpose of encouraging volunteer participation in future assignments.
Learn strategies and tools to be more effective in leading collaborative efforts. Gain practical skills that can be applied immediately in the lab, at school, in the office or at ACS.
Improve your understanding of the planning process and take advantage of the opportunity to develop your own strategic plan that aligns with the ACS Board of Director’s strategic goals.