A new experience...
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we flipped the script and we moved forward with the Chapter Leadership Symposium as a virtual experience.
Access the Exclusive CLS Virtual Experience Program
Please refer to the CLS in-person event cancellation statement from SMPS President, Melissa Lutz, FSMPS, CPSM, and SMPS President-Elect, Doug Parker, FSMPS, CPSM here.
For more than 20 years, SMPS HQ hosted an annual event for incoming chapter presidents called the Presidents’ Leadership Symposium (PLS). We enhanced the program and for the first time, the Chapter Leadership Symposium (CLS) took place as a virtual training program for the chapter presidents-elect and chapter program leads.
This premier event focused on developing the leadership skills of chapter board leaders and ensuring an awareness of the services and programs available to all SMPS chapters.
The SMPS board of directors, staff, and the CLS committee discussed the Society’s mission, the vital role chapters play in delivering value to members, and the resources available to chapters through SMPS HQ.
CLS 2020 Committee
CLS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Benjamin Sawa, CPSM, PMPVice President, Marketing, GEI Consultants, Inc.
CLS COMMITTEE PAST CHAIR
Brandy Little, CPSM, CPCCOwner, Lioness Coaching
CLS COMMITTEE INCOMING CHAIR
Quinn Texmo, CPSMBusiness Developer, Turner Construction Company
CLS CONTENT LEADER
Ida CheinmanPrincipal & Creative Director, Substance151
Melissa Lutz, FSMPS, CPSM, SMPS PresidentPresident Principal, Champlin Architecture
Doug Parker, FSMPS, CPSM, SMPS President-ElectSMPS President-Elect Principal, Elevate Marketing Advisors
“The event equipped me with the tools and resources I have needed throughout my presidency. I am so grateful for my experience and for meeting so many great individuals along the way!” –Shannon Stewart, 2019-20 president and program lead, SMPS Inland Empire