Have you ever wondered what ASHRAE Officers do at the ASHRAE Winter & Annual Conferences? Here is your chance to find out! Through Leadership U (offered by the YEA Institute), a handful of YEA members are selected for each conference to be matched up with Society Officers and participate in all of their events and board meetings, including social activities. Leadership U not only allows you to experience a conference like an Officer, but it is also a great opportunity to network and form connections with those active in ASHRAE.
If selected to participate in Leadership U, the costs of attending the Conference (transportation, lodging and registration) will be covered by ASHRAE. In addition, those selected will document their experiences and share them with the YEA Committee, their chapter and their region.
*Applications for Leadership U for the Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA are now being accepted until March 31, 2014. Please click here to complete the online application.
If you have any questions about Leadership U or the application process, please contact Rhiannon Loomis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-539-1178.
“One of ASHRAE's strongest benefits as an organization is the networking ability, and as a Leadership U participant I was able to meet executive committee members, ASHRAE staff, board members, past presidents, and other young engineers passionate about ASHRAE.” – Andrea Gregg
“Leadership U is not only as a great opportunity, but also an honor. I was very lucky to be able to get close to the leadership of ASHRAE, to shadow a vice president, and even to be recognized at the President’s Luncheon. I would strongly recommend other YEA members apply for Leadership U and get all the benefits through this experience. It is a very valuable chance to learn, to think, and to build network.” – Liping Liu
“The YEA Leadership U program was the most exciting ASHRAE experience I have had. Overall this program was fantastic and a very good guided tour of ASHRAE. It has impressed me, how ASHRAE operates and what value it offers to its members. I hope to involve myself in more leadership roles to serve the Society and humanity.” – Rupesh Iyengar
“The members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors demonstrated a level of ownership in ASHRAE that really blew me away. Their commitment to expanding the influence and increasing the prominence of the organization for the good of all members inspired me to increase my level of involvement and changed how I participate and engage with others within the organization.” – Matthew McLaurin
"Privileged is the first word that comes into my mind. What an awesome experience my participation at Leadership U mentoring program was. When I first heard about that program, I told myself “where do I sign? Quick!” I could not wait to fill out the application, this is exactly what I was waiting for, and it could not have come at a better time in my ASHRAE career. Four lucky Young Engineers in ASHRAE were basically handed a VIP back stage access to the winter conference in Dallas and one of them was ME!" – Karine Leblanc