Chapter Management – the core of our organization, and the key to maintaining your sanity as an advisor. Remember: Never do something that your students can’t do for themselves and learn in the process! Your active chapter is your best FTE recruiting tool.

CISPUS Leadership camp will offer trainings on Chapter of Excellence and Career Readiness Curriculum provided by SkillsUSA Staff.

The Chapter Excellence Program (CEP) honors chapter achievement relative to SkillsUSA’s framework of developing personal, workplace and technical skills. The framework actualizes SkillsUSA’s mission “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.” It also serves as the blueprint for workplace readiness — our ultimate goal as an organization. By centering on industry demands, the framework builds the foundation for relevant and intentional student learning and employability skill development.

Chapter Management Institute OR Enhance Your Chapter training coming to the WA-ACTE Conference in August.

Below are some suggestions of how to include the different aspects into your year.

Professional Development

Washington Leadership Training Institute

Fall Regional Leadership Conference

Chapter Officer Leadership Training

Regional Leadership and Skills Conference

Washington State Leadership and Skills Conference

National Leadership and Skills Conference

Community Service

Fall Regional Leadership Conference

Regional Leadership and Skills Conference

Washington State Leadership and Skills Conference

National Leadership and Skills Conference

Social Activities

Fall Regional Leadership Conference

Chapter Officer Leadership Training

Regional Leadership and Skills Conference

Washington State Leadership and Skills Conference

National Leadership and Skills Conference

Fundraising

Business and Industry Goodwill Tours

Public Relations

Guest Speakers

Business/work site tours

Business and Industry Goodwill Tours

Employment

Guest Speakers

Job Fair

SkillsUSA Championships (aka competition)

Inter-Chapter Competitions (cupcake wars, tire change race, dog house building, etc.)

Regional Leadership and Skills Conferences

Washington State Leadership and Skills Conference

National Leadership and Skills Conference

Here is a sample calendar for your chapter. Please modify it to meet your chapter’s needs.

September:

Guest Speaker (graduate or industry supporter)

October:

Fall Regional Leadership Conference

Chapter Officer Leadership Training

Business/Work site Tour

November:

Start Goodwill Tour process

Inter-chapter competition

December:

Goodwill Tour – contacts

Community Service Activity

Chapter (small) Fundraiser – focus on raising money to give away/raise SkillsUSA awareness

January:

Regional Leadership and Skills Conferences

Goodwill Tour – contacts

February:

Goodwill Tour (State fundraising support)

Chapter activity focused on recruiting new students for next year’s classes

March:

Goodwill Tour (State fundraising support)

Chapter activity focused on recruiting new students for next year’s classes

April:

Washington State Leadership and Skills Conference

Goodwill Tour contacts (National fundraising Support)

May:

Chapter dinner (invite local goodwill business contacts)

June:

National Leadership and Skills Conference