ACS Local Section Webinar Series

Join other local section volunteers and leaders for a monthly webinar series for local section volunteers to present ACS related content and breakout opportunities to network. The monthly webinar series helps   supports ACS’ Local Sections Activities Committee’s (LSAC) strategic plan in several goal strategy areas. 

Upcoming Webinar Topics

Local Sections Annual Reporting Webinar

ACS Components Services staff will help guide and instruct new and existing Local Section Leaders on the step-by-step processes of submitting the Annual Report using Community Connections.  

Date: Wednesday December 13, 2023, Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET.

Welcome New Local Section Leaders

Welcome new Local Section officers! An opportunity to connect and learn more about the upcoming Leadership Institute and tracks featured for local section officers.

Date: Wednesday Jan 17, 2024 01:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week

Get excited for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week! Learn about the 2024 theme, opportunities to engage with other sections and connect with members of the Committee on Community Activities and other ACS staff from the Outreach division.

Date: Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 01:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

Past Webinars

Robert’s Rules of Order for Effective Meetings

This webinar will provide practical advice on how to use Robert’s Rules of Order to conduct effective meetings. The content will include the basic procedures for making, discussing, and voting on motions, as well as ways in which the use of these rules will enhance the efficiency and fairness of your meetings, while also strengthening your role as a leader.

Date: Wednesday November 15, 2023, 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET.

Advancing Inclusion to the Next Level with your Local Section

The American Chemical Society has long aspired to make the chemistry enterprise a place for everyone. Over the past several years, that aspiration has intensified with additional grants, the creation of new offices, and new efforts to support the addition of our newest ACS Strategic Plan goal. Learn about the various resources and guides that the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect has developed to assist with hosting inclusive events; working with partner organizations or underserved communities, and other activities that ACS Local Sections can take to help ACS advance and embrace inclusion in chemistry. Included in this session will be details on how to apply for Local Section DEIR grants and breakout sessions to brainstorm and share potential and successful activity ideas.

Date: Thursday October 19, 2023, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET.

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ACS Treasurers' Webinar

Learn about the treasurer’s role and responsibilities, legal resources, and more.

Notice of Correction: Dear officers, our earlier posting on slide 19 at the 22:50 mark of the ACS Treasurers’ Webinar, the following line should read “May separately apply to IRS for tax-exempt status.” An application to the IRS is not required unless the component is no longer eligible for the ACS group exemption.