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 the 2014 Annual Conference are no longer being accepted. Please check back in August for information about Leadership U during the 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago, IL.
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.
“The program was all about transferring knowledge, which is vitally important for the Society, the HVAC industry, and the entire engineering field. I realized that the people involved all the way to the top of the Society care a great deal about not only the industry, but each ASHRAE member. They recognize the importance of the Society’s role in getting young people involved and active. It was really humbling to meet so many intelligent, dedicated, generous people.” Chris Delgado (read Chris’ full review)
“I have been very active on the chapter level, but Leadership U gave me the opportunity to learn more about the technical side of ASHRAE. As a Professional Engineer, the technical aspects have ASHRAE have always interested me; however I did not know just how important they are. As Professor Olesen’s shadow, I was able to attend Technical Council, Document Review Subcommittees, and Special Projects meetings. I also attended my first technical committee.” – Heather Schopplein (read Heather’s full review)
“For me, the conference kicked-off on Friday evening with a Leadership U introductory meeting and from there it was nonstop until I headed to the airport on Wednesday afternoon, regretting that it was already over. Each day I was surprised by the depth and breadth of work completed at the conference while the impressive technical program ran simultaneously, giving me every opportunity to fully experience all sides of ASHRAE to the fullest. And each experience had me saying “that was the coolest thing I’ve seen/done in ASHRAE”… only to be surpassed by the next event.” – Cindy Moreno (read Cindy’s full review)
“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